Wednesday, September 21, 2016

EmRat Hit The Coffin Squarely in the Head

When it comes to shocking sexiness and oozing sex appeal, Emily Ratajkowski (EmRat) exudes in both. Hence, it is was no wonder that at a New York Fashion Week party, she got the attention of several supporters of unhealthy lifestyle, like Tim Gunn.

Wearing a dress designed by Julien Macdonald, EmRat showed an incredibly low-cut piece that grazed her belly button, a silhouette very similar to the one Jennifer Lopez made famous at the 2000 Grammys. The model and actress posed confidently on the red carpet, even sharing a photo of herself with the explosion emoji.

However, even though she liked the look, Gunn, who appeared as a guest host on E's Fashion Police, took issue with the cut-out LBD, calling it "appallingly vulgar" and "repugnant."

Ratajkowski took to Twitter and address Gunn’s comments perfectly. She first noted the similarities between the recent burkini controversy in France, which policed women from covering up in full swimsuits. "Western men in 2016: Want to ban women abroad from voluntarily covering themselves at the beach then want women to cover up their 'vulgar' bodies at home," she shared on Twitter. "Who controls women’s bodies in 2016? It’s 2016. Why keep trying to dictate what women can wear?"

Coincidentally, Ratajkowski recently addressed similar issues in an open letter featured in Glamour. "Our society tells women we can’t be, say, sexy and confident and opinionated about politics," she wrote. "This would allow us too much power. Instead our society asks us to declare and defend our motivations, which makes us second-guess them, all while men do what they please without question."

She continued, "We shouldn’t have to apologize for wanting attention either. We don’t owe anyone an explanation. It's not our responsibility to change the way we are seen — it’s society’s responsibility to change the way it sees us."

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