Ruby Rose hits back at 'reckless' shamers for recent comments about her body
Ruby Rose, the former model and presenter who is perhaps best known for her role on Orange Is The New Black, has transitioned into a successful career as an actress over the last few years. After starring in action movies like xXx: Return of Xander Cage and John Wick Chapter 2, she has recently landed a role in the comedy sequel Pitch Perfect 3.
Yet after she attended the premiere for the film, where she was photographed on the red carpet, she was disappointed by the reaction she received from certain tabloids. In a series of posts on her Instagram story this week, she criticised how she spoke about her appearance, both for how it made her feel and how they spread misinformation.
While she later went on to speak on the conversation about her weight, she first noted how outlets were quick to jump on her acne. She wrote:
"This acne belongs to me, not them, and you are welcome to it. I never thought I'd see the day I'd leave my beautiful country bawling my eyes out... when I was so excited to come home."
"Yeah it sucks.. for me, I don't see how it's bothering so many others? But I'm a human. It happens.. one side of my face is clear and the other is a mess."
"Dermatologist says it's from the bacteria from all the phone interviews I did for PP3 and a reaction to hotel pillow cases (which I already know)..."
Her criticism didn't end there, as she pointed to the articles that spread photos of her "too thin" body and the supposed fan reaction around it, compiled from random comments on Instagram.
"Instead of the dozens of photos of me from behind they run only 1 photo to fit their narrative," she wrote, explaining how it transformed what was supposed to be a great night into something upsetting.
The Pitch Perfect 3 premiere was a night out with her mother, who hadn't attended one of her red carpet screenings, but the event became about her appearance. Rose said that papers pick particular photos and up the contrast to sell papers.
These photos were often taken from certain angles, or accentuated her back, which she explains is down to a tilted posterior and spinal curvature from a car accident.
However, she also points out that regardless of her own experience, the fact that they wrote eight back-to-back stories about her spread misinformation about eating disorders, which she says have nothing to do with how she looks:
"Their RECKLESS, DANGEROUS, UNEDUCATED 'writers' put people at risk in doing so, they are not 'concerned' they are giddy with how many ways they can spin this to get clicks. They don't care that they are using a term like anorexia as if it ISN'T A SERIOUS AND DEADLY ILLNESS"
Rose has seen plenty of attention for her roles, and unfortunately a lot of it has been primarily about her appearance. In the past she has said it doesn't offend her, but clearly some have recently gone too far.