Emily Ratajkowski has opened up about how Celeste Barber made parodies of her Instagram photos, and it’s safe to say she’s not really impressed with it.
Barber, who is 40 and from Australia, is a comedian and social media personality who is best known for making her own versions of celebrities’ over-the-top Instagram photos.
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Even though her fans love the parody pictures, it seems like the celebrities don’t always like them.
Emily Ratajkowski, who is 31 years old, called out Barber, saying that she doesn’t want her to target her photos anymore.
Emily Ratajkowski blocked Barber in 2021 because she made fun of one of the model’s swimwear ads by writing:
We are sick of you objectifying our bodies! Also, here’s my a**
In November, Barber told the Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa:
I don’t think Emily is a fan. That’s OK, she’s allowed to not love it. But she blocked me.
Followers of Barber had also said that the post was an example of “internalized misogyny” and blamed women for being seen as objects if they showed off their bodies.
In response to a question from a fan on her High Low podcast, Emily Ratajkowski has now expressed her thoughts about Barber’s posts.
This whole drama with Celeste has been blown out of proportion. In general, I find her to be really funny. But, [the] message I was trying to send to her was, ‘I just don’t want you to do this to me anymore.’
[I want] to be able to do my thing, whether that be writing about my terrifying experiences in an industry that doesn’t protect women and young girls and femme-presenting people while also having a bathing suit line.
At the time of Barber’s post, Emily Ratajkowski had written a piece for The Cut called “Buying Myself Back,” in which she talked about people using her image without her permission to make money.
I was like, I’m not giving her my consent for this joke anymore. It just landed at a specific time for me.
Ratajkowski said that she doesn’t have anything against Barber, but that she thinks her style of humor is sexist toward women who put their bodies on display, which is a big part of a model’s job.
We really love to pick on female influencers, like they are considered the trash, lamest, most cringe, most embarrassing people on the planet.
I fundamentally find that to be s*xist. Yeah, no s**t women want to be influencers – it’s one of the ways that women have learned to be successful and make money. They’re hustling.