Monday 20 November 2017

Emily Ratajkowski says her sexy image has sparked a backlash: 'What's wrong with boobs?'

The actress told the magazine that “people don’t want to work with me because my boobs are too big”.

Emily Ratajkowski at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Picture: REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
Emily Ratajkowski at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Picture: REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid
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Model Emily Ratajkowski attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Emily Ratajkowski filming DKNY commercial on January 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/GC Images)
Emily Ratajkowski shared this sultry photo on Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski attends H&M Loves Coachella Tent during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for H&M)
US actress and model Emily Ratajkowski poses as she arrives on May 17, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Ismael's Ghosts' (Les Fantomes d'Ismael) during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Blurred Lines model Emily Ratajkowski says that other women do not want to work with her because of her sexy image.

The 26-year-old shot to fame dancing topless in the video for Robin Thicke’s track.

She told Harper’s Bazaar Australia that she had been subjected to a backlash.

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Emily Ratajkowski shared this sultry photo on Instagram

“There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy’,” the US actress and model said.

“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?”

She told the magazine: “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?”

Last year, Ratajkowski defended a selfie of herself and Kim Kardashian, both standing topless in a bathroom, with a black strip edited on to the picture to partly cover their modesty.

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Wide-eyed: Emily Ratajkowski in the Julien Macdonald gown that plunged beyond her navel

“However sexual our bodies may be, we need to have the freedom as women to choose when and how we express our sexuality,” Ratajkowski wrote.

The actress,  whose film credits include Gone Girl and Entourage, recently said she wanted to carve out a Hollywood career which was not solely based on her appearance.

“In every profile written about me, there is, ‘She’s so sexual and she’s such a sex symbol,’ paired with, ‘But, wow, she knows about politics’.

“And that in itself is sexist,” she told Marie Claire magazine.

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