Why Amber Rose is frustrated with the #MeToo campaign
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most people are participating and supporting the #MeToo movement that aims to
give women the power to stand up against their predators, model Amber Rose has
pointed out some of the gaps in the movement.
to BET , the 34-year-old
appeared on The Raw Word with Michael Eric Dyson and Claudia Jordan and called
the #MeToo movement “frustrating”.
the interview Amber explained that the movement had become too mainstream as it
excluded particular groups of people in society.
kind of frustrating to me because all of a sudden, feminism became such a mainstream
thing now that white – no shade – white, rich actresses start coming out
saying, ‘Me too, me too’,” she said. “But what happened to all of us?”
former stripper then also said no one wanted to talk about strippers, the LGBTQ
community and black girls in college.
happened to the strippers, the LGBTQ community and the black girls in college?”
she asked. “Nobody wanted to talk about these people.”
isn’t the first time the mom of one has spoken about the lack of
representation. According to reports by Fuse TV, Amber had spoken
about how she was rejected by some female celebs when trying to talk about
victim blaming and rape in Hollywood.
“Maybe because I used to be a stripper, or
maybe because I'm extremely outspoken. But they didn't want to help me, and now
I see them at the Golden Globes and they're wearing black and all of a sudden
they're feminists. But I'm still not invited, I still don't get any help from
anyone because I don't just advocate for Hollywood starlets,” she told Paper Magazine.
“I advocate for the strippers and the porn stars
and the gay boyswho get raped all the time. Transexuals, all of the people who
are forgotten, they're all at my SlutWalk. So it just becomes frustrating to me
because, now all of a sudden, all of the women who are in $20-million movies
are coming out and now everybody wants to help. They forgot about the regular
people like us.”
SlutWalk organiser also touched on how black female actresses weren’t paid as
much as white actresses.