Melissa Rivers doesn't find celebrity interviewers' proclivity to ask about red carpet fashions to be an offensive practice, she explained in a HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday.
"This whole thing 'Ask Me More' -- I get it, but let's keep it in perspective," she told host Caitlyn Becker, referring to #AskHerMore, a Twitter campaign started around the 2014 Emmys in hopes of increasing the volume of non-sartorial questions directed toward female celebs.
The "Fashion Police" executive producer and The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation author elaborated:
So you're getting $30-40,000 dresses for free. You're supposed to say the designer's name. But, if you want to go out and buy your dress, and not have to worry about anyone asking you about it, and not having to promote anyone, fine! Let's talk about something else! ... But no one really wants to discuss massive policies on the red carpet ... And you say, ask me about more than just my dress, okay: Did you pay for it?
It's not that Rivers is opposed to starlets talking about topics other than fashion on the red carpet; rather, she just doesn't think conversation about style should be stigmatized.
"If there's something interesting going on or you want to get out a message -- absolutely," she said. "But let's not carry it so far that it's an insult to ask who you're wearing."
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