Emily Ratajkowski asks comedian to stop mimicking her photos

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By Kim Novak

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Emily Ratajkowski has spoken out about comedian Celeste Barber's parodies of her Instagram photos - and it's safe to say she's not impressed.

Barber, 40, is an Australian comedian and social media personality who is best known for recreating celebrities' over-the-top Instagram photos in her own inimitable way.

And while her followers might love the parody pictures, it seems the celebs themselves aren't always too keen on it.

Ratajkowski, 31, spoke out to tell Barber that she doesn't want the comedian coming for her photos anymore.

Ratajkowski ended up blocking Barber in 2021 after she mocked one of the model's swimwear campaigns, captioning it: "We are sick of you objectifying our bodies! Also, here’s my a**."

Barber told Fitzy and Wippa on Australia's Nova radio station in November: "I don’t think Emily is a fan. That’s OK, she’s allowed to not love it. But she blocked me."

The post had also faced criticism from Barber's followers who claimed it was an example of "internalized misogyny" and blamed women for being objectified if they showed off their body.

Ratajkowski has now spoken out about her take on Barber's posts in answer to a fan's question on her High Low podcast.

She revealed: "This whole drama with Celeste has been blown out of proportion. In general, I find her to be really funny. But, [the] message I was trying to send to her was, 'I just don’t want you to do this to me anymore.'

"[I want] to be able to do my thing, whether that be writing about my terrifying experiences in an industry that doesn’t protect women and young girls and femme-presenting people while also having a bathing suit line."

At the time of Barber's post, Ratajkowski had written a post in The Cut titled 'Buying Myself Back', in which she addressed others using her image for their own gain without her consent.

She added: "I was like, I’m not giving her my consent for this joke anymore. It just landed at a specific time for me."

Ratajkowski confirmed that she has no ill will toward Barber but finds her style of humor to be inherently misogynistic about women who put their bodies on display - which happens to be a pretty big part of the model's job.

She explained: "We really love to pick on female influencers, like they are considered the trash, lamest, most cringe, most embarrassing people on the planet.

"I fundamentally find that to be sexist. Yeah, no s**t women want to be influencers – it’s one of the ways that women have learned to be successful and make money. They’re hustling."

Featured image credit: Ron Adar / Alamy

Emily Ratajkowski asks comedian to stop mimicking her photos

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By Kim Novak

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Emily Ratajkowski has spoken out about comedian Celeste Barber's parodies of her Instagram photos - and it's safe to say she's not impressed.

Barber, 40, is an Australian comedian and social media personality who is best known for recreating celebrities' over-the-top Instagram photos in her own inimitable way.

And while her followers might love the parody pictures, it seems the celebs themselves aren't always too keen on it.

Ratajkowski, 31, spoke out to tell Barber that she doesn't want the comedian coming for her photos anymore.

Ratajkowski ended up blocking Barber in 2021 after she mocked one of the model's swimwear campaigns, captioning it: "We are sick of you objectifying our bodies! Also, here’s my a**."

Barber told Fitzy and Wippa on Australia's Nova radio station in November: "I don’t think Emily is a fan. That’s OK, she’s allowed to not love it. But she blocked me."

The post had also faced criticism from Barber's followers who claimed it was an example of "internalized misogyny" and blamed women for being objectified if they showed off their body.

Ratajkowski has now spoken out about her take on Barber's posts in answer to a fan's question on her High Low podcast.

She revealed: "This whole drama with Celeste has been blown out of proportion. In general, I find her to be really funny. But, [the] message I was trying to send to her was, 'I just don’t want you to do this to me anymore.'

"[I want] to be able to do my thing, whether that be writing about my terrifying experiences in an industry that doesn’t protect women and young girls and femme-presenting people while also having a bathing suit line."

At the time of Barber's post, Ratajkowski had written a post in The Cut titled 'Buying Myself Back', in which she addressed others using her image for their own gain without her consent.

She added: "I was like, I’m not giving her my consent for this joke anymore. It just landed at a specific time for me."

Ratajkowski confirmed that she has no ill will toward Barber but finds her style of humor to be inherently misogynistic about women who put their bodies on display - which happens to be a pretty big part of the model's job.

She explained: "We really love to pick on female influencers, like they are considered the trash, lamest, most cringe, most embarrassing people on the planet.

"I fundamentally find that to be sexist. Yeah, no s**t women want to be influencers – it’s one of the ways that women have learned to be successful and make money. They’re hustling."

Featured image credit: Ron Adar / Alamy