Emily Ratajkowski Gets Naked, People Get Angry: A Puzzling Timeline (Photos)
When the “Blurred Lines” beauty’s clothes drop, tempers tend to rise
Tim Kenneally | December 6, 2017 @ 12:29 PM
Last Updated: December 6, 2017 @ 2:32 PM
When model/actress Emily Ratajkowski ditches her clothes, things heat up -- including it seems, people's tempers. Read on for a history of Ratajkowski's tendency to spark anger with her nudity.
The Bare Facts: Ratajkowski busted onto the scene big-time in 2013, loaning her breasts to the video for the Robin Thicke tune "Blurred Lines." And unlike the song itself, nobody doubted their authenticity.
The Bare Facts: In a show of naked sisterhood with Kim Kardashian, Ratajkowski posed for a topless selfie with the reality TV queen in March, featuring both women sans blouses and flipping the bird.
So Who's Complaining? Media personality Piers Morgan, who took to Twitter and hissed, “Just a thought @KimKardashian @emrata – but you could always try wearing a little dignity?" The pundit added, "RIP Feminism."
The Bare Facts: In July, Ratajkowski appeared nude in a photo shoot as Lady Godiva for Harper's Bazaar. The spread was acompanied by an interview with Ratajkowski by feminist author Naomi Wolf.
The Bare Facts: Photographer Jonathan Leder prepares to release a book of photos he shot of Ratajkowski in 2012. The book, slated for a Dec. 2016 release, features numerous photos of Ratajkowski in various states of undress.
So Who's Complaining? In a shocking twist that perhaps nobody saw coming, Ratajkowski herself. In a multi-part Twitter vent, Ratajkowski groused that the photos are being used without her permission, and called the book "a violation."
The Bare Facts: Viacom was hit with a lawsuit after a photo of Ratajkowski was published in an article on the website MTV.it titled "Emily Ratajkowski: HOT Pictures.”
So Who's Complaining? New York-based photographer Steve Sands filed the lawsuit against Viacom claiming unauthorized use of the photo. Alleging copyright infringement, the suit seeks unspecified damages and Viacom’s profits from the photo, or, alternatively, “statutory damages up to $150,000 per work infringed.”
The Bare Facts: Ratajkowski showed her love affair with food as we all would in our weaker moments, by wearing some lingerie and writhing around in some saucy spaghetti for Love Magazine.
So Who's Complaining? Who else? Piers Morgan, and by extension, turn of the 20th Century British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, who Morgan said in an angry tweet must be somewhere vomiting. Days later on "Good Morning Britain," Morgan called Ratajkowski a "global bimbo," stunned that she posts photos of herself in the name of feminism. Morgan's co-host Susanna Reid suggested he has a "personal vendetta" against the actress.