She’s one of the world’s most beautiful women, but, Emily Ratajkowski says people don’t want to work with her because her “boobs are too big.”
The model-turned-actress, who shot to fame after appearing in Robin Thicke’s heavily criticized video for Blurred Lines, and has since landed roles in movies including Gone Girl and We Are Your Friends. She has also made a name for herself as a feminist and regularly appears nude or topless on social media, a move which has led some to question her credentials as a plausible advocate for women’s rights.
In a new cover feature for Harper’s Bazaar Australia, the 26-year-old, opens up about the backlash surrounding her topless selfies, sexual tendencies and unashamed outspokenness on social injustices.
“There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy’,” Emily tells Harper’s Bazaar Australia. “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, who has appeared in a topless selfie with Kim Kardashian, said she believes women can be both feminist and the object of sexual desire.
But people in the workplace and critics on social media just don’t understand, she said.
Her latest comments come after she previously revealed, in a piece she wrote for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter last February, how society made her feel guilty for developing D-cup breasts at age 12.
“When Lena Dunham takes her clothes off, she gets flak, but it’s also considered brave,” she said. “When Justin Bieber takes off his shirt, he’s a grown up. But when a woman who is sexual takes off her top, it plays into something.”
Meanwhile, despite being ruled out of some jobs for not looking the part, Emily has just been signed up alongside Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul for new film, Welcome Home.
She will be featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia’s August issue.