"I can have opinions about feminism & also do sexy photo shoots k thanks"
Emily Ratajkowski has responded to Piers Morgan’s criticism of a recent photoshoot she took part in.
Morgan hit out at Ratajkowski earlier this week (December 5), claiming that a photoshoot she did in her underwear undermined her promotion of feminist values. “This is Emily Ratajkowski ‘promoting feminism’,” he tweeted alongside images of the shoot, adding: “Somewhere, [suffragette leader] Emmeline Pankhurst just vomited.” Morgan later dubbed her a “global bimbo” and told her to “get a proper job” on Good Morning Britain.
Now, Ratajkowski has responded. Taking to Twitter, the model wrote: “Lol never said my love video was a feminist statement. But now 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”
She later added: “In the wake of the Harvey [Weinstein] 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. I’m tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear a 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.”
Ratajkowski’s response has garnered great support on Twitter and beyond – check out a series of reactions below.
Previously, Ratajkowski commented on her cameo in Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ music video. Speaking bout the amount of nudity in the clip, she said, “It’s weird to me that the reaction to a woman’s naked body is so controversial in our culture.”
“My mum taught me to never apologise for my sexuality. My dad never made me feel embarrassed. I also don’t think I’ve ever had an awareness of my own body as being super-sexual. It was always just my body.”