Twitter is having an absolute field day with this one!
Let’s just say it sounds like VF f*cked up here.
While there’s a lot to dissect in this article, we’ll start off with the author’s depiction of the actress which focuses squarely on her looks in a very sexist and even creepy way. Apparently the writer in question, Rich Cohen, felt it was more important to place a hollow emphasis on the 26-year-old’s sex appeal opposed to her talent and upcoming movie roles.
Take a gander at a snippet of the “sexist drivel” (below)!
“America is so far gone, we have to go to Australia to find a girl next door. In case you’ve missed it, her name is Margot Robbie. She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly, catwalk way but in a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance. She is blonde but dark at the roots. She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes. She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character.”
Inneresting! We can’t decide if this piece was stolen from a high school creative writing class or a smitten teenager’s diary!
The questionable article went on to describe the Margot as “one of Scorsese’s women” in addition to making a bad joke about how the Australian was too “fresh to be pegged”.
BRB — we got to go vomit.
Unsurprisingly, this offensive depiction sparked A LOT of outrage from fans — check out some of the best reactions to this travesty (below)!
The quietly awful thing that the Vanity Fair piece did is steer the conversation away from Margot Robbie’s talent, which is what matters.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Evan Littman (@elittman88) July 6, 2016
While all of these tweets bring up great points, writer Roxane Gay KILLED IT when she gifted aspiring journalists with this advice:
As for Rich, he has remained silent on the controversy his article stirred up. VF has chosen to keep quiet as well.
So, how do YOU feel about the article?