Although she starred in some popular movies in the 2010s, model, Emily Ratajkowski has turned away from Hollywood because she claims she was objectified by men in the industry. She appeared in popular movies like Gone Girl, and We Are Your Friends. However, the model decided to turn her back on Hollywood because the film industry simply did not sit well with her after she was mistreated by so many male executives in the field.
In a conversation with the Los Angeles Times, Ratajkowski revealed that she was objectified by the men who led the business in Hollywood. She did not like it and decided to stop acting as a result.
Ratajkowski said, “I didn’t feel like, ‘Oh, I’m an artist performing, and this is my outlet.’ I felt like a piece of meat who people were judging, saying, ‘Does she have anything else other than her [breasts]?’”
In addition, the model said that she could not trust the men on her team. They were treating her wrong, as well as the other men in Hollywood.
“I didn’t trust them. I was like, ‘I can handle receiving phone calls,” she said to the Los Angeles Times. “I’m gonna make these decisions. None of you have my best interest at heart. And you all hate women.’”
While Ratajkowski recently made comments about the men in Hollywood, her statements match what she wrote in her memoir My Body. She explained that she had attended a WME party with her now estranged husband, Sean Bear-McClard, and was met with discrimination as a result.
Ratjkowski writes, “I thought about the way that [Bear-McClard] had glided through the room, a room full of men who only two years before had been kissing Harvey Weinstein’s ring and encouraging their young female clients to take meetings with him in hotel rooms. I hated that my husband was at all connected to these men.”
In her popular memoir, the model continued on her train of thought, writing: “And maybe that’s why right now I’m not really interested in men’s POVs. Because they were lies. And I don’t mean infidelity. This is a f–ked up world. Like, Hollywood is f–ked up. And it’s dark. Obviously, it would be nice to be with somebody who’s in the industry or understands it, but I don’t think I can. That was what that essay was about … I had a hard time even being at a party like that. But then having a part of me that was so connected to it was even harder.”
Ratjkowski and Bear-McClard separated in September 2022.
Since then, the model has become an advocate for women’s rights and is taking action against those who objectify women in the film industry. She has publicly voiced her opinion on the matter and is determined to make a change.
With her career shift from acting to advocating, Emily Ratajkowski is showing that she will no longer be silenced. Her voice is now being heard, and she is standing up for what she believes in. She hopes that her story will serve as an inspiration to other women to find their own paths and make a difference in the world.