Because feminism and body confidence is a bad thing?
When 26-year-old model and actress, Emily Ratajkowski, stormed onto the scene on that Robin Thicke music video, the world wasn’t quite sure what to think of her.
Numerous debates followed about whether or not female nudity and tongue-in-cheek dancing was a thing of chauvinistic music video past or if it was, in fact, empowering.
Here we have a stunning and stylish woman whose affect on the general population has been palpable. Not only has ‘Emily Ratajkowski style moments‘ been a trending search term since her breakthrough in 2013, but it merely takes the star one Instagram post to sell out a dress (like this Zara dress.)
So, although this former music video muse was once pigeonholed as ‘a guy’s girl’, what this shows is that she has female fans as well as male ones.
And the reason Emily’s debut was in such a manner, any way, was because she’s struggled to properly break the modelling industry. Why? Because her ‘boobs are too big.’
Yes, you heard that right.
The Gone Girl actress recently told Harper’s Bazaar that her body makes people reluctant to work with her.
‘There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy’. It’s like an anti-woman thing, 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?’
And, she’s right isn’t she? In a New York Times piece, Emily also said how sad it was that ‘society still somehow feels that women can’t manage to be political, feminist and a sex symbol.’ And, think about it? It’s true.
When Kim Kardashian was under fire after posting a topless selfie, Emily defended her on social media saying: ‘The whole idea is that when Kim takes a nude selfie, she’s just seeking attention. That’s not the issue. A woman can be seeking attention and also make a statement. They don’t need to be mutually exclusive.’
Hear, hear, Emily.