Why Is Emily Ratajkowski So Embarrassed By “Blurred Lines”?

Emily Ratajkowski really doesn't want to answer anymore of your questions about "Blurred Lines." Got it? The actress, who is currently starring in the Zac Efron film We Are Your Friends, makes this perfectly clear in the October issue of British InStyle, where she rehashes, much to her dismay, the Robin Thicke video in which she got her start. “I wasn’t into the idea at all at first. I think I came off as a bit annoyed in the video. Now, it’s the bane of my existence," the 24-year-old actress tells the magazine. "When anyone comes up to me about "Blurred Lines," I’m like, 'Are we seriously talking about a video from three years ago?'” Just six months ago, Ratajkowski was also asked about "Blurred Lines," and while making it clear that she almost turned it down, she also used it as an opportunity to address the inherent double standard about the way men and women are expected to use their bodies. "I think sexuality should be empowering to women. It's not always misogynistic or exploitative," she told The Daily Mail.

Of course, we can't blame Ratajkowski for being annoyed about once again having to defend herself. At this point, even Robin Thicke doesn't have to explain his motives behind the video in every interview he does. Perhaps the reason Ratajkowski has gotten more hostile when it comes to the topic of "Blurred Lines," is because it reminds her of the terrible things people said when it first came out. Many were outraged at the site of a virtually nude female model dancing around a bunch of clothed males. Some felt that Ratajkowski had taken feminism a step back by objectifying herself in the clip. This had to have been a hard pill to swallow for Ratajkowski, who has always spoken openly about the importance of women being in control of their body and sexuality. Ratajkowski spoke to InStyle about the way female bodies are perceived in the media. “It’s weird to me that the reaction to a woman’s naked body is so controversial in our culture. My mum taught me to never apologise for my sexuality. My dad never made me feel embarrassed," she said. "I also don’t think I’ve ever had an awareness of my own body as being super-sexual. It was always just my body.” And like many women Ratajkowski has her share of good days and bad days when she looks in the mirror. "There are a few things I don’t like about my body, like that part of my thigh beneath my butt," she explained. "But my friends will say I’m crazy and I know it’s just my perception. You can’t beat up on yourself.” You also shouldn't have to beat yourself up about a video that came out three years ago.

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