Emily Ratajkowski is hitting back at online trolls after being criticized for not wearing a bra while protesting Brett Kavanaugh earlier this year.
In October, the model was one of 302 people arrested in Washington, D.C. for publicly protesting Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court amidst several sexual assault allegations.
Now, the 27-year-old model is defending her right to go braless in a new interview with Stellar.
Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018
“I knew being there would be important and I knew some people would find it controversial but I never expected anyone to talk about why I wasn’t wearing a bra under my tank top,” the star told the magazine. “It was 32 degrees, I was marching through D.C. in jeans; my outfit seemed completely normal to me… And I was there making a political point. Why would people focus on what I was wearing?”
Amy Schumer, who co-starred with Ratajkowski in the film “I Feel Pretty,” and who was with the model at the rally in D.C., took to Instagram to defend her friend for her choice of dress.
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Home safe and sound with my little honey baby. People are trolling @emrata for not wearing a bra while she got arrested. Well for starters I wasn’t wearing a bra either. In the “what to wear when being detained for 4 hours on an 87 degree day after a 2 hour march” handbook. Bras aren’t recommended. Emily sacrificed herself fighting to protect women’s rights to choose what they do with their own bodies. How about we show her the same courtesy and direct some of that toxic energy to the people who deserve it. Your comments are synonymous with saying what a woman wears insights bad behavior. Have you written three furious tweets to, I don’t know maybe, someone who sexually assaulted someone? I’m gonna guess no. You reserve your rage for the victims or a beautiful woman you’re threatened by. Anyone writing “innocent until proven guilty” didn’t watch the hearings. No they wasn’t a trial. But if you actually listened to Dr. Ford and then listened to Kavanaugh you would have no doubt. That’s why it’s called a hearing. So you can hear. But you didn’t. You put on Fox News which is sheer fiction and made up your mind. She remembers it was him. He was clearly in a blackout. People saying you’re “worried for your sons” worry for your daughters who have a 1 in 3 change of being sexually assaulted. Your sons have a 4 in 100 chance of being falsely accused. Please read those numbers again. And if you’re still worried for your sons please take an on line course in math. We need to vote. We need to get our friends and family to vote. I don’t feel angry. I feel excited and ready to fight. Change is coming. And everyone telling me to lose weight. You first. 🍗🥨🥗
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“People are trolling @emrata [Emily Ratajkowski] for not wearing a bra while she got arrested. Well for starters I wasn’t wearing a bra either,” Schumer wrote on Instagram. “In the ‘what to wear when being detained for 4 hours on an 87 degree day after a 2 hour march’ handbook. Bras aren’t recommended. Emily sacrificed herself fighting to protect women’s rights to choose what they do with their own bodies. How about we show her the same courtesy and direct some of that toxic energy to the people who deserve it. Your comments are synonymous with saying what a woman wears insights bad behaviour.”
Ratajkowski says she has developed a thick skin after frequently having her appearance and clothing criticized by men online.
“I’ve learnt to separate social media comments and trolls from real life,” she told Stellar. “And I don’t let the validating, flattering comments impress on me too much, which makes it easier to [ignore] the negative ones, as well.”