Emily Ratajkowski Gives Piers Morgan a Lesson In Feminism
"I can have opinions about feminism & also do sexy photo shoots k thanks."
Emily Ratajkowski had some words for British news presenter Piers Morgan after he criticized her Love magazine shoot. For the magazine's infamous annual advent calendar, Ratajkowski rubbed spaghetti all over her body while wearing lingerie and talking about sexuality.
But Morgan took to Twitter to shame her, something he's done to other celebs in the past. "This is Emily Ratajkowski 'promoting feminism,'" he wrote alongside screenshots of Ratajkowski's videos. "Somewhere, Emmeline Pankhurst just vomited." (Related: People Are Shaming Emma Watson for Showing Cleavage In Vanity Fair)
Ratajkowski, who already spoke out about body-shaming, said she never claimed that the video was a "feminist statement." In a separate tweet, she reposted the comment she made to the magazine about feminism for clarification.
"In the wake of the Harvey fallout and women coming forward with incredible amounts of sexual harassment cases, I have been so disappointed to hear women talk about 'modesty' and 'our responsibility' as if we need to, yet again, adjust to make it 'easier' for the rest of the world," the statement read. "I'm tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear the short skirt or post a sexy Instagram. I want to do what I want to do. Feminism isn't about adjusting, it's about freedom and choice."
She then added that even though her video wasn't intended to be a feminist statement, "it's worth saying that telling women what to do with their bodies & sexuality is actually just classic sexism. I can have opinions about feminism & also do sexy photo shoots k thanks."