05/19/2010 05:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kim Cattrall Refuses To Pose With A Cougar (VIDEO)

Don't call Kim Cattrall a cougar. The 'Sex and the City' star told Extra she hates the term and recently lost a magazine cover because she refused to pose with one of the big cats.

"I really take umbrage to the code 'cougar,'" she said. "I think cougar has a negative connotation, and I don't see anything negative about Samantha and her sexuality, sensuality and choice. I don't think she stands or sits in bars waiting for young men to prey on. And I think that's something that people who are uncomfortable with strong women have labeled her."

Kim stood up for her beliefs at the cost of some publicity.

"I was asked recently by a significant magazine for women over 40 to pose with a cougar, and I refused to do it because I felt it was insulting," she said. "They took away the cover because I refused to do so."