Natalie Portman to Jessica Simpson: Sorry I Slut-Shamed You!


Natalie Portman, Golden Globes Smile

Natalie Portman recently spoke about what she perceived to be double-standards in the entertainment industry.

After she cited one early 2000s star as an example, Jessica Simpson accused Natalie of slut-shaming her.

Now, Natalie is clarifying her words — and apologizing.

After seeing Jessica Simpson’s response, Natalie Portman replied on Instagram.

“Thank you for your words,” Natalie begins.

That is a very good way to start.

Natalie continues: “I completely agree with you.”

Both women agree “that a woman should be allowed to dress however she likes and behave however she likes and not be judged.”

Natalie explains that she should have been more clear about her meaning.

“I only meant to say I was confused,” Natalie writes.

She says this “as a girl coming of age in the public eye around the same time.”

The late ’90s and early 2000s were a pretty distinct era.

Natalie explains that she was confused “by the media’s mixed messages about how girls and women were supposed to behave.”

Then she makes an explicit apology.

“I’m sorry for any hurt my words may have caused,” Natalie writes.

Even if your words were misconstrued, it’s good to apologize anyway.

“I have nothing but respect for your talent and your voice,” she affirms.

Natalie writes that Jessica Simpson’s voice is one “that you use to encourage and empower women all over the globe.”

That’s true.

So, here’s the line that got Natalie into hot water int he first place.

“I remember being a teenager,” she said. “And there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine.”

She noted that Jessica was “saying ‘I’m a virgin’ while wearing a bikini.”

“And,” Natalie expressed. “I was confused.”

“Like, I don’t know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl,” Natalie explained.

Wearing a bikini doesn’t mean that one is having sex, but it definitely is using sex appeal.

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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

      

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