The British TV personality criticizes her sexy brand of feminism and she points out his "classic sexism."
The "Good Morning Britain" host came after the model this time following the release of her super sexy video shoot for Love Magazine's advent calendar, in which Ratajkowski covers her lingerie-clad body in spaghetti. She told the magazine that female sexuality and sexiness "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."
Morgan shared the images on Twitter, writing, "This is Emily Ratajkowski 'promoting feminism.' Somewhere, Emmeline Pankhurst just vomited." (In case you're in the dark, Emmeline Pankhurst is a women's rights activist.)
Ratajkowski responded to the criticism with a tweet of her own, writing, "Lol never said my love video was a feminist statement. 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 and also do sexy photo shoots k thanks."
"In the wake of the Harvey [Weinstein] fallout and women coming forward with incredible amounts of sexual harassment cases, I have been so disappointed to hear women talk about 'modesty' and 'our responsibility' as if we need to, yet again, adjust to make it 'easier' for the rest of the world," she shared in another tweet. "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."
The video shoot also sparked a huge debate on "Good Morning Britain" Wednesday, where Morgan found himself up against former glamour model Nicola McClean.
"I don't get the spaghetti bit, but I do think it's about personal choice," McClean argued. "Feminism is like religion, everyone has a different take on it. I totally agree -- it's my choice, my body."
McClean also said that her decision to become a model was career driven and had nothing to do with gaining male attention.
"I have no problem with your career choice," Morgan said. "My only problem is the way people like Emily and Kim Kardashian post this stuff to millions of impressionable young women, and they don't just say, 'Don't I look hot?' They say, 'I'm doing this to empower women.' What Emily is doing is using this in the name of feminism. Don't use the excuse it's feminism because it's not."
"I don't know quite what she is," he added. "She's a global bimbo."
🎄On the 3rd day of Christmas my true #LOVEADVENT gave to me @emrata’s amazing polemic on female empowerment. “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. My life is on my terms and if I feel like putting on sexy underwear, it’s for me. Personal choice is the core ideal in my concept of feminism. Katie directed us to say ‘Stay Strong’ at the end of each video and I think it's a message from one woman to another. You're watching a video of a girl grinding in lingerie or whatever else and she is looking into the camera at the end saying, ‘you do you, however YOU want to, fuck the rest’. In the wake of the Harvey fallout and women coming forward with incredible amounts of sexual harassment cases, I have been so disappointed to hear women talk about "modesty" and "our responsibility" as if we need to, yet again, adjust to make it "easier" for the rest of the world. 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. Do you think viewers will understand that, given the current wider conversation about the sexual objectification of women? why or why not? What are the risks? This is something I've battled with personally and publicly. I've had men comment on sexy images of me online and say "this is empowering to you? Ha! I just masturbated to it so hope you feel good about yourself!" I guess that's the way people can react, which ironically, ultimately serves my point. I don't care about your reaction or what you do with my expression of self. In fact, it has nothing to do with you at all and that's the point-which is why it feels good. Ultimately, if a woman wants to wear a burka or nothing at all, it's great if it's what she wants and feels good about.”💥#STAYSTRONG Link in bio to full film
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