Earlier this month, Vanity Fair published a profile of Australian actress Margot Robbie by Rich Cohen. The piece, which was deemed sexist by pretty much everyone on the internet, was widely criticized (particularly for it’s opening paragraph) for lines like “She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly catwalk way,” and “She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character.”
The “Suicide Squad” star, 26, was silent amid the uproar, but in a recent interview with Network Ten’s “The Project,” she finally addressed the controversy.
“I remember thinking, That was a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out,” she told The Project co-host Carrie Bickmore. “And then when I read it I was like, ‘Yeah, the tone of this is really weird. Like, I don’t really know what he’s trying to get at.’” (Same, Margot. Same.)
Despite her own feelings, Robbie said she “didn’t expect there to be like an uproar” over the profile, admitting that she’s “read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things.”
“I don’t know,” she said, “maybe I’m, like, desensitized to it.”
Though she chose not to speak up herself, the actress was happy that people, especially her fellow Aussies, stuck up for her.
She added, “I didn’t say anything and I had like bit of Aussie pride where I was like, “Don’t mess with the Aussies! Look what happens when you mess with Australia!’”
Take note, Vanity Fair.