Emily Ratajkowski has been an internet favorite ever since she first hit everyone’s radar with her naked appearance in Robin Thicke’s infamous “Blurred Lines” video. I think explaining why she became an internet favorite after that is pretty self-evident.
Ratajkowski proceeded to capitalize on her new-found fame with an appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and a few acting jobs in films like Gone Girl, Entourage and We Are Your Friends.
However, according to Ratajkowski in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she has lost out on several jobs for the very same reason that she became super famous in the first place: her looks.
She also addressed backlash she has garnered, including her now-famous topless selfie with Kim Kardashian and her unapologetic belief that being sexual and being a feminist are not mutually exclusive.
“There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy’,” she says. “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?”
I sort of get what she’s saying. My first reaction was, oh boo hoo, people think you’re too good-looking, how awful for you. But then I realized that maybe what she was trying, and not really effectively saying, was that she doesn’t get treated with the same respect as other women. That maybe when she applies for work they just look at her as this image they have of her as a dumb model or something. I don’t know. Whatever the reason is, we’re all for her getting as much work as possible because who doesn’t want to see more of Emily Ratakowski? I know certainly not me.