Vanity Fair’s most recent issue which features a cover story with Australia’s own Margot Robbie has sparked major outrage for its ridiculously patronising and sexist quotes.
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The Aussie actress is on the cover, but it’s the mockery of the interview that is making noise across the internet.
Vanity Fair’s contributing editor Rich Cohen wrote the bizarre piece and will likely now be added to another list of men drawing attention to a female’s celebrity’s looks as opposed to her talent.
Oh, and he also called Australia “America 50 years ago”.
Here’s just some of the condescending moments:
“She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly, catwalk way but in a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance. She is blonde but dark at the roots. She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes. She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character.
“As I said, she is from Australia. To understand her, you should think about what that means. Australia is America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people. They still live and die with the plot turns of soap operas in Melbourne and Perth, still dwell in a single mass market in Adelaide and Sydney … An ambitious Australian actor views Hollywood the way the Martians view Earth at the beginning of The War of the Worlds. Which was Robbie.”
There was also this: “A few weeks after that, she was famous. In Australia.”, and this: “Robbie is too fresh to be pegged. Less being than becoming.”, and then this: “I asked Robbie about the sex scenes.”
But do you HAVE to ask her about the sex scenes? No.
And then he describes her as: “A kind of lost purity, what we’ve given up for the excitement of a crass, freewheeling, sex-saturated culture … She leads a fairly ordinary life. It’s the luxury of being from the bottom of the world.”
Wow. When will this end?!
You can read the full interview here – enter at your own peril.
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