Emily Ratajkowski Slams ‘Blurred Lines’ Video: ‘It’s the Bane of My Existence’
Model-turned-actress Emily Ratajkowski knows that you recognize her as the beautiful, scantily clad woman in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" music video.
She just doesn't care.
The London-born model did not mince words in an interview with InStyle UK when asked about her first mainstream appearance in Thicke's 2013 NSFW video, where Ratajkowski appeared partially nude wearing a skin-tight, flesh colored body suit in the censored version, and goes completely topless in the uncensored version.
"I wasn't into the idea at all at first," she reveals. "I think I came off as a bit annoyed in the video. Now, it's the bane of my existence. When anyone comes up to me about 'Blurred Lines,' I'm like, are we seriously talking about a video from three years ago?"
Back in 2013, Ratajkowski defended the video to Esquire after it was criticized that the video came off as sexist. "The way we are annoying [Thicke and Pharrell,] being playful and having a good time with our body — it's something very important for young women today to have that confidence. I think it's actually celebrating women and their bodies."
The 24-year-old Gone Girl star went on to talk about her willingness to pose nude in magazines and film, saying, "It's weird to me that the reaction to a woman's naked body is so controversial in our culture. My mum taught me to never apologize for my sexuality. My dad never made me feel embarrassed. I also don't think I've ever had an awareness of my own body as being super-sexual. It was always just my body."