Emily Ratajkowski braless at Brett Kavanaugh protest "was a political point"
After facing criticism over her decision to not wear a bra, Emily Ratajowski was disappointed that people were more focused on what she was wearing instead of what she was doing
Emily Ratajkowski has hit back at trolls who have criticized her for not wearing a bra when she attended a protest last month against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.
Harper's Bazaar reports that Emily and Amy Schumer were among the 302 people who were arrested and held for demonstrating but were later set free. The model held a placard during the protests that read “Respect female existence or expect our resistance.”
While Emily was at the protest to make an important political statement, many fans turned the focus to that fact that she wasn't wearing a bra under her white tank top which, according to them, took away from her political motivations.
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Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is a message to women in this country that they do not matter. I demand a government that acknowledges, respects and supports women as much as it does men.
Defending herself and her choice, Emily has said that she wasn't expecting people to focus on such a trivial thing during such a crucial protest. She said, "I knew being there would be important and I knew some people would find it controversial but I never expected anyone to talk about why I wasn’t wearing a bra under my tank top."
She justified her choice of wardrobe saying, "It was 32 degrees, I was marching through DC in jeans; my outfit seemed completely normal to me and I was there making a political point. Why would people focus on what I was wearing?"
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Home safe and sound with my little honey baby. People are trolling @emrata for not wearing a bra while she got arrested. Well for starters I wasn’t wearing a bra either. In the “what to wear when being detained for 4 hours on an 87 degree day after a 2 hour march” handbook. Bras aren’t recommended. Emily sacrificed herself fighting to protect women’s rights to choose what they do with their own bodies. How about we show her the same courtesy and direct some of that toxic energy to the people who deserve it. Your comments are synonymous with saying what a woman wears insights bad behavior. Have you written three furious tweets to, I don’t know maybe, someone who sexually assaulted someone? I’m gonna guess no. You reserve your rage for the victims or a beautiful woman you’re threatened by. Anyone writing “innocent until proven guilty” didn’t watch the hearings. No they wasn’t a trial. But if you actually listened to Dr. Ford and then listened to Kavanaugh you would have no doubt. That’s why it’s called a hearing. So you can hear. But you didn’t. You put on Fox News which is sheer fiction and made up your mind. She remembers it was him. He was clearly in a blackout. People saying you’re “worried for your sons” worry for your daughters who have a 1 in 3 change of being sexually assaulted. Your sons have a 4 in 100 chance of being falsely accused. Please read those numbers again. And if you’re still worried for your sons please take an on line course in math. We need to vote. We need to get our friends and family to vote. I don’t feel angry. I feel excited and ready to fight. Change is coming. And everyone telling me to lose weight. You first. 🍗🥨🥗
Following the incident, Amy Schumer took to Instagram to defend Emily and bringing to notice the fact that she herself wasn't wearing a bra and people didn't seem to have a problem with that.
The caption on her post read, "People are trolling @emrata for not wearing a bra while she got arrested, well, for starters, I wasn’t wearing a bra either. " She continued, "Emily sacrificed herself fighting to protect women’s rights to choose what they do with their own bodies. How about we show her the same courtesy and direct some of that toxic energy to the people who deserve it. Your comments are synonymous with saying what a woman wears incites bad behaviour."
Emily has a fair share of trolls who assume it is their right to instruct when it comes to what she should and shouldn't wear. In an interview, she discussed how she deals with these online trolls without letting them affect her. She said, "I’ve learnt to separate social media comments and trolls from real life. And I don’t let the validating, flattering comments impress on me too much, which makes it easier to [ignore] the negative ones as well.”
Emily is very vocal about her political opinions and has taken strong political stands. According to InStyle, at the recent #RevolveAward, the 27-year-old gave a powerful speech letting the world know that she wasn't done protesting.
While accepting her award for Woman of the Year 2018, she said, "We just had election day and a lot of people are patting themselves on the back because they voted, but you know, there’s a lot of white men in office, and we tell ourselves that we should call them on the phone, but there are other ways to make change happen that are a little bit more grassroots." She added, "I think we should all be encouraged, but the fight’s never over."