„People don’t want to work with me because my boobs are too big”
Emily Ratajkowski might be known for her incredible figure, but the 26-year-old says that she’s received backlash for being „too sexy” – and that it can actually prove detrimental to her career.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Australia, the model-cum-actress talks candidly about her „unique message” of using her sexuality as a tool to promote feminism – and her unapologetic belief that two things shouldn’t be considered mutually exclusive.
„There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy’,” says Ratajkowski. „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?”
Ratajkowski first found fame by making a memorable appearance in Robin Thicke and Pharell’s Blurred Lines video and has since gone on to land acting roles in Gone Girl, Entourage and We Are Your Friends, opposite Zac Efron. She made headlines last year when she shared a now-famous topless selfie with Kim Kardashian, but admits that she’s received criticism and trolling on social media for her overtly sexualised posts.
„I have no problem with the backlash, because I feel it illustrates my point over and over,” she added.
Ratajkowski also spoke about her long-term boyfriend Jeff Magid in the interview, saying: „My boyfriend is super confident and was raised by his mum, so he also genuinely loves and admires women. Not just ‘Oh yeah, women are cool’. He deeply loves and respects women, so he loves what I’m all about.”
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