Emily Ratajkowski has the perfect response after being trolled for going braless at protest
This is Emily Ratajkowski's world, and we're all just living in it.
At least, that's how it can feel at times, especially if you happen to have at least one social media profile. The model and actress is ubiquitous on Twitter and Instagram, both thanks to her astonishing good looks and her forthright views on feminism and women taking control of their own bodies.
In October, 27-year-old Ratajkowski attended a protest aimed at Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, after the judge faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
The model, along with I Feel Pretty co-star Amy Scuhmer, displayed a placard that read "Respect female existence or expect our resistance", before being arrested by law enforcement at the event.
"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," Ratajkowski tweeted afterwards.
Sadly, despite Ratajkowski's clear intention: to protest against a Supreme Court nominee, many individuals online were more focused on her appearance than her politics.
One person is said to have commented on Instagram:
"Says a woman whose not always wearing bra wherever she goes. Dress properly! You want respect? Respect yourself first by wearing properly! Idiots! You all just want attention."
Another commenter put caps lock firmly ON to register their dismay at the model's appearance:
"DISGUSTING DISPLAY. YOUR BRALESS POSE IS UNIMPRESSSIVE."
Ratajkowski later spoke with Stellar about the furore over her sartorial choices, and expressed her bemusement at the comments:
"I was. 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.
"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?"
In the aftermath of the incident, Amy Schumer took to Instagram to defend her co-star from all the babble, writing;
"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."
Emily Ratajkowski's outfit was certainly nothing out of the ordinary, and the backlash over her decision not to wear a bra seems mildly absurd. Besides, if you know anything at all about the 27-year-old, she's not going to let anyone dictate what she does with her body whatsoever.