Breathe easy, Hollywood; you’re off the hook when it comes to discriminating against Emily Ratajkowski’s breasts.
Model/actress Ratajkowski took to Twitter on Wednesday to exonerate Tinsel Town, after complaining that she has trouble finding work because of the size of her breasts.
As it turns out, the real culprit in boob bigotry is the fashion world.
Ratajkowski fired up her Twitter account to set the record straight, explaining, “FYI I was talking about the fashion industry not celebrating the female form, NOT Hollywood.”
FYI I was talking about the fashion industry not celebrating the female form, NOT Hollywood
“Blurred Lines” beauty Ratajkowski raised eyebrows earlier this week in an interview with with Harper’s Bazaar Australia, bemoaning that her breasts — or rather, people’s attitudes toward them — had closed doors for her professionally.
“There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy’,” she said. “It’s like an anti-woman thing, that people don’t want to work with me because my boobs are too big. What’s wrong with boobs? They’re a beautiful feminine thing that needs to be celebrated. Like, who cares? They are great big, they are great small. Why should that be an issue?”
It wasn’t the first time that Ratajkowski, who’s probably best known for her role in the “Blurred Lines” music video and as Ben Affleck’s mistress in “Gone Girl,” has spoken out about the way people view women’s bodies in Hollywood. In 2016, she came to the defense of friend Kim Kardashian, who was attacked online for posting a topless selfie. Ratajkowski posed with Kardashian — also topless — in response.
“We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn’t mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality,” she wrote on Twitter. “Even if being sexualized by society’s gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be.”
She’s also addressed her inability to land serious roles in Hollywood, saying it came down to her looks.
“If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing that they’ve seen you in,” Ratajkowski said.
“People are like sheep and they’re like ‘Oh, that’s what she does well,” she added.