Emily Ratajkowski: SLAMMED for Anti-Feminist Message! What’s Going On?!

Emily Ratajkowski is sometimes a magnet for attention on the internet. Sometimes for her gorgeous looks and modeling photos, sometimes for her outspoken feminism and sex positive activism. Often for both.

Just recently, Ratajkowski owned Piers Morgan for his willful refusal to understand that feminism doesn’t require a shirt.

Now, however, Ratajkowski’s at the center of a controversy that has nothing to do with her boobs. And it’s her fellow feminists who are taking her to task.

Emily Ratajkowski is a skilled actress, a gorgeous model, and a well-reasoned activist who uses her fame and beauty as a platform to make the world a better place.

And to think: it wasn’t all that many years ago when she was playing a recurring character on erstwhile ratings juggernaut iCarly.

(She is, perhaps, better known for her role in the critically acclaimed film, Gone Girl, or for appearing in that awful “Blurred Lines” music video)

While not everyone is going to agree with Emily Ratajkowski’s every point — disagreements on one point or another are just part of being a person, folks — it’s rare to see her get slammed like this.

But, when see the now-deleted Instagram post of hers, you’ll see why.

So, Emily Ratajkowski’s Instagram account posted this message:

“Hair is a fundamental part of beauty, femininity, and identity. So excited to announce that I am the new face of @kerastase_official! Welcome good hair days!”

It’s deleted now, but here’s the photographic evidence that you may crave:

Emily Ratajkowski Problematic Hair Statement

In case you didn’t spot it, there’s a huge issue with that — and it’s not that Ratajkowski is now the face of a beauty company.

No, her fans are happy to see her modeling work.

The issue was that weird, tone-deaf statement about hair’s supposed role in beauty, femininity, and identity.

The bit about beauty is pretty true; the bit about identity is arguable. The idea that hair is a fundamental part of femininity is nonsense.

One person tweeted:

“She’s hot but @emrata is an ignorant fool. What a horrible caption that implies that women with heredity hair loss or have lost hair due to illness are not beautiful or feminine enough. @KerastaseUSA @KerastaseUK: You’re better than that.”

Fool is a little harsh, especially since this message seemed like it just came with her job.

And another tweeted:

“Hey @emrata – no, hair truly is not fundamental to beauty/femininity. Please cancel your mind numbing preachings on ‘empowerment’.”

Others chimed in, coming after Emily Ratajkowski’s feminist credentials.

“Sorry $ em​rata honey but you’re not a feminist / activist. Your statement about hair being fundamental to someone’s identity was shallow as hell, Im pretty sure you’re just a hypocrite.”

And this next tweet could have been a criticism of just about any beauty company, honestly.

“Learned to love myself & appreciate the things that make me unique.. as long as I have a long flowing perfect bouncy blow dry. You’re not kidding anyone.”

Unless a company’s spokesmodel is Amber Rose, most of them tend to give off this message with their gorgeous models anyway.

Most don’t … write it.

So, first of all, the Instagram post was amended to take out the bit about hair’s intrinsic role.

Second of all, Kerastase issued an apology:

“Of course beauty is not defined by your hair, beauty is something more spiritual, beauty is an attitude coming from inside each of us. Our new muse, Emily, thinks that her hair is a way to express herself. As she said, ‘Everyone is uniquely beautiful in their own way’ and we agree.”

Does it feel like they just threw Emily Ratajkowski under the bus?

“We apologize for the misunderstanding of our previous caption because it seems like we were making a one-way statement, forgetting the rest of the multiple variations of beauty. We honestly tell you we’re very sorry and thanks for your testimony because through it we are learning everyday.”

This is especially odd, since we don’t even know if it was Emily who wrote that message in the first place. Or if she was the one who fixed it.

Femininity isn’t about hair, it’s about who you are. We don’t know if we’d give it as flowery of a description as Kerastase did, but whatever.

The fact that Emily Ratajkowski hasn’t commented on this at all suggests, to us, that she might be busy doing literally anything else and just figured that her management or whoever else has access to her social media was doing this and handling it.

But even if she wrote this, it was just a mistake. It doesn’t mean that she’s not a feminist or whatever.

There’s a strange sort of “purity culture” in politics right now, and it’s often enforced through social media — where what you say lives on forever. It’s toxic, and it hurts movements like feminism when people attack each other.

Did that statement deserve to be called out? Absolutely.

Is Emily Ratajkowski a “fool” or whatever? No.


Emily Maynard: I’m NOT Going to Watch Arie Luyendyk Jr on The Bachelor!

Fans of The Bachelor have a lot of questions about this upcoming season. Questions like why was Arie Luyendyk Jr. picked? And is Arie too old to be The Bachelor?

But Arie’s no stranger to the franchise. In fact, he very famously dated Emily Maynard on her season of The Bachelorette.

How does she feel about the guy who was “devastated” by their breakup going on to star on his own season? Is she going to watch?

Remember Emily Maynard?

Back on Season 15 of The Bachelor, she competed for Brad Womack’s heart and even won it.

They eventually broke off their engagement. (Gee, I’m really starting to think that reality television might not be the most reliable vehicle for finding love)

Then, Emily became the leading lady on The Bachelorette, where Arie Luyendyk Jr. was among the fiercest competitors for her hand.

Arie was apparently thunderstruck when Emily broke up with him. He had, after all, made it so far, only to lose to Jef Holm.

(Since then, Jef Holm has referred to his former friend Arie as “disgusting,” citing that as the reason for which they are no longer friends)

If you remember the post-final-rose drama, Arie actually flew to Charlotte where Emily lives, intending to speak to her, because he was that desperate for fame … we mean, heartbroken.

And instead of speaking to her, he delivered his diary to her, which might be one of the most extra things that we’ve ever seen from the Bachelor Nation (which is saying a lot). He allegedly hoped that it would help to erase any doubts she might have had about his character.

She didn’t read it.

But she and Jef Holm went their separate ways after a few months.

Now Arie, Emily Maynard’s ex who was so “devastated” by their breakup that he almost confronted her at her home about it, is The Bachelor.

What does Emily think about that? She spoke to People about her mixed feelings.

“I’ve been rooting for Arie to be the Bachelor since my season ended — he’s a great guy.”


She says that “it’ll be great TV.” True.

Emily also says that it won’t be “TV that is watched in my house.”

“I feel like it would probably not be appropriate,” she explains.

We totally get that.

“But I’ll catch the highlights on [People],” she adds.

if she wants to get ahead of the game, she could follow The Bachelor Spoilers.

Just saying.

Of course, Emily Maynard is now a mother of four. Her youngest is just a couple of months old, so we imagine that she has her hands full.

She’s not the only ex of Arie’s who’s likely to have complicated feelings about all of this.

If you’ll recall, Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped his girlfriend to become The Bachelor. Like, two days before the big announcement.

That sounds awkward as hell.

We wonder if Sydney Stempfley’s name will come up during this season of The Bachelor.


Piers Morgan Slams Emily Ratajkowski as “Global Bimbo,” Gets OWNED by Model

Piers Morgan has chosen the wrong woman to go after.

And definitely the wrong time during which to do it.

To open today’s broadcast of Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan set his sights on Emily Ratajkowski and the model’s latest risque photo shoot.

It was for Love Magazine and it featured Ratajkowski wearing more strands of spaghetti than layers of clothing.

And Morgan simply was NOT having it!

“I don’t know quite what she is. She’s a global bimbo,” Morgan said bluntly on air, adding:

“She’s posted something on Instagram about how what we are watching now is unbelievably empowering to feminists…

“For goodness sake – get some clothes on and get yourself a proper job.

On Twitter, meanwhile, Morgan shared a collage of images from the pictorial in question and wrote:

“This is Emily Ratajkowski ‘promoting feminism’. Somewhere, Emmeline Pankhurst just vomited.”

For the record, Ratajkowski never said a word about this particular shoot “promoting feminism,” as Morgan asserts.

But she has wondered in the past why there’s a double standard applied to beautiful women… versus men or more average looking women.

“When Lena Dunham takes her clothes off, she gets flak, but it’s also considered brave,” Ratajkowski previously told Harper’s Bazaar.

“When Justin Bieber takes his shirt off, he’s a grown-up. But when a woman who is sexual takes off her top, it plays into something.”

Ratajkowski seems to be missing the general critique about her: that she is only known for posing nearly naked, while the other stars she cites above rely on their talent to earn fortune and fame.

Yet Ratajkowski does not miss the mark in any way, shape or form in responding to Morgan’s harsh criticism.

She totally owns the smarmy anchor.

“Lol never said my love video was a feminist statement,” Ratajkowski Tweeted in response, elaborating perfectly as follows:

“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.”

Pretty great point, isn’t it?

What is more sexist, flaunting a body one is proud of… or insulting a woman for doing so?

Citing the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and really the entire #MeToo movement in general, Ratajkowski added via Twitter:

I’m tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear the 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

emrat tweet

Previously, addresses critics of her scantily-clad photos by saying:

“To me, female sexuality and sexiness, no matter how conditioned it may be by a patriarchal ideal, can be incredibly empowering for a woman if she feels it is empowering to her.

“The way I dress, act, flirt, dance, have sex – those are my decisions and they shouldn’t be impacted by men. Being sexy is fun and I like it.

“I should never have to apologize for that.”

Your move, Piers Morgan.

Go ahead and try to think of a comeback.


Emily Maynard Gives Birth to Baby #4!

Welp. She’s done it again, folks.

Emily Maynard gave birth to her fourth child on Sunday, an incredible feat for any woman made even more incredible by the fact that three of these children are under the age of three.

Yes, allow us to repeat that:

Emily Maynard and husband Tyler Johnson have three kids under the age of three.

Sources say they have not slept through the night in approximately three years.

In anticipation of the blessed event over the weekend, Johnson shared a funny video on his Instagram Story, as he accompanied his very pregnant wife to the hospital.

“Baby four, let’s get it,” he said as they strolled into the hospital foyer, adding:

“Can’t wait to meet you. We love you.”

As you’ll see below, the excited daddy-to-be proceeded to post several photos of Maynard at the hospital throughout the day.

There are images of his wife prior to giving birth… then holding her newborn… and eventually the baby meeting her older sister.

Oddly enough, however, Johnson never mentions the newborn’s gender or name in any of these posts.

We’re not judging.

They’re entitled to their privacy.

We’re just acknowledging that various details regarding the baby are being kept quiet for now.

In addition to this latest bundle of joy, Maynard is the mother toa 12-year-old daughter Ricki, from a previous relationship. Maynard.

She and her husband, meanwhile, share two sons: Jennings Tyler, 2; and Gibson Kyle, 1

The former Bachelorette star announced her fourth pregnancy in August.

She posted a cute picture of herself and her oldest son at the time, writing on Instagram:

Way too many tacos at lunch. 

Seriously though, as scared as I am to have 3 under 3, I’m so grateful God picked me to be the mommy to my kids and we can’t wait for number 4 to get here!

This pregnancy has been filled with lots of hot wings, ranch dressing, an emergency appendix surgery at 6 months, and swollen ankles all day every day but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

My little tribe can’t wait to meet their new brother or sister (it’s a surprise!) in the next couple of weeks!

Speaking in the past to Good Morning America, Maynad said the following about life at home with three kids:

“It is crazy at our house all the time. But it’s a lot of fun.”

She now has FOUR kids, one of whom needs help with absolutely everything.

So we really can’t imagine how much crazier things must be.

But we wish her the best!


Emily Maynard: Pregnant with Baby #4!

Congratulations are once again due for Emily Maynard.

The former Bachelorette star and Bachelor suitors has confirmed she’s pregnant with her fourth child.

It will be her third with husband Tyler Johnson, who shared the news with Instagram followers via a video that featured the following screen grab:

Yup. That sure is a baby bump, isn’t it?!?

Maynard is walking alongside her son, two-year old Jennings, in the above photo. She is also a mother to 12-year old Ricki (from a previous relationship), along with an 11-month old named Gibson.

That’s quite the big family and the young family.

But Maynard has always been open about her and Johnson’s hopes to keep expanding their adorable brood.

“I definitely think we’ll have at least one more. [Tyler] wants two more,” she told People Magazine in December, adding:

“[My daughter Ricki] will be out of the house and the babies will still be young.”

In like six years, yeah. 

But we’re certainly not judging. We’re celebrating this exciting news!

“It is crazy at our house all the time,” Emily previously told Good Morning America. “But it’s a lot of fun.”

It also sound like Maynard has been fortunate when it comes to the temperament of her kids.

“I just think God knew I could not handle a lot so he gave me three super easy babies and three super easy kids,” she told GMA in this same interview.

Maynard first appeared on The Bachelor, winning the heart of Brad Womack on the season finale.

After ending this romance, she anchored Season 8 of The Bachelorette and selected Jef Holm as her fiance.

Just 14 months after Jennings was born, Maynard and Johnson welcomed Gibson into the world.

“We’re going to plan this one a little better. We’ll space it out a little bit better,” she told People about having two kids under the age of two, admitting:

“This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

It appears as if she and her husband could not stick to that plan.

But oh well. They just need to get some sleep in now… before they never sleep again for several months!

We send our best wishes to Maynard and her family.


Emily Ratajkowski Flaunts MAJOR Underboob – Too Hot for Instagram!

Emily Ratajkowski’s boobs may keep her from getting hired for serious roles — which is a real shame — but Emily Ratajkowski’s turning her ample lemons into lemonade by serving up eye-popping looks on social media.

Of course, some of her outfits … or, rather, lack of outfits … aren’t what you’d call Instagram appropriate.

But that’s what Snapchat is still hanging around for, right?

Emily Ratajkowski is a stunning model and endearing actress who’s as admired for her political activism and unapologetic feminism as she is for her jaw-dropping looks.

She started her day by wishing followers “good morning” while wearing, well, not much.

That appears to be a thong and  some sort of hybrid between a thin white tee-shirt and a scarf.

Because it conceals nothing past her nipples … if that much.

You can see that Emily had to position her hand pretty carefully for some makeshift censorship.

Emily Ratajkowski is popular and hot on Instagram, but that app has rules, folks.

Snapchat, however, is much more permissive, which is why her followers were treated to this:

Her shirt, while her arms are down and while she’s standing still, just barely comes down far enough to “hide” her nipples.

But in addition to revealing a very generous amount of underboob, you can see her right nipple as clear as anything.

It’s poking through her shirt, folks.

As always, Emily Ratajkowski looks stunning.

We don’t know if she’s wearing different underwear than in the previous photo.

(Where her thong was black)

Or if it’s just colored differently in the front.

Emily Ratajkowski has never been shy about nudity during her career.

Well, she didn’t exactly traipse around while topless when she had a recurring guest spot on iCarly as Gibby’s inexplicably hot girlfriend.

(Gibby himself, if you’ll recall from the glory days of iCarly being a ratings juggernaut for Nickelodeon, had a habit of removing his shirt in comical situations. Emily Ratajkowski’s character herself did not, for numerous reasons that we hope that we don’t need to explain)

But whether it was appearing in the video for that awful song, Blurred Lines, or her breakout movie role in Gone Girl, Emily Ratajkowski hasn’t shied away from busting out her not-so-secret weapons.

She’s also spoken out about how it’s tragic that nudity is seen as vulgar instead of artistic by too many people within our culture and society.

And she’s absolutely right.

It’s sad, though, that Emily Ratajkowski doesn’t seem to be considered for more roles.

Nudity shouldn’t back her into a corner, role-wise.

If anything, it should broaden the field of roles for which she’s considered.

She should be playing a scifi heroine who adventures on a starship.

Or she should model for and voice a video game protagonist who hunts demons or ghouls or whatever.

That’s what we want her to be able to do, career-wise.

Emily Ratajkowski can do so much more than play girlfriends and have boobs.

No matter how great those boobs may be.