Emily Ratajkowski has the perfect response after being trolled for going braless at protest
In a world where our social media feeds are dominated by gazelles with figures that are #BeachBodyReady come rain or shine, and faces that are perfectly symmetrical, it's hard to find someone who stands out amongst all the perfection.
That is barring Emily Ratajkowski, of course, who has taken the notion of "perfection", and ran with it. Whether she's posing provocatively on Instagram or going fully nude, the comments section will inevitably be full of frenzied reactions to her assets.
That is, unless she's gone braless. The 27-year-old - who has become known for her forthright views on feminism and the state of American politics, as well as her good looks - attended a protest aimed at Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, after the judge was levelled with accusations of sexual misconduct.
The model, along with Amy Schumer, marched with a placard which read, "Respect female existence or expect our resistance," before being arrested by law enforcement.
"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," Ratajkowski tweeted afterwards.
But despite Ratajkowski's aim: to protest against a controversial Supreme Court nominee, the people of the internet were more focused on her appearance.
"Says a woman whose not always wearing bra wherever she goes. Dress properly! You want respect? Respect yourself first by wearing properly! Idiots! You all just want attention," one Instagram user commented, while another added "DISGUSTING DISPLAY. YOUR BRALESS POSE IS UNIMPRESSSIVE."
"Put some clothes on and read the constitution sweetheart," a third wrote.
Ratajkowski has since spoken with Stellar about the backlash surrounding her sartorial choices, and she's more bemused than anything.
"I was. 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 said.
"It was 32 degrees, I was marching through D.C. 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?"
In the aftermath of the incident, Amy Schumer took to Instagram to defend her I Feel Pretty co-star, asserting "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."
Of course, this is all highly ironic: people all over the world love to gawk at Ratajkowski's figure, but when she decides to protest braless, her political statement is suddenly deemed null and void.
Regardless, it's evident that the 27-year-old isn't going to let anyone dictate what she does with her body.