Suicide Squad villainess (Harley Quinn) Margot Robbie got caught in the cobweb of the Vanity Fair August Cover story controversy. She finally responded to the embarrassing profile that was met with international outrage, cries of sexism and overall misunderstanding last month. Although she expressed her concern on the matter, the uproar raised by the fans seemed to be unexpected for the Aussie actress. Is she okay with the Australia ‘throwback people’ comment?
In an at-home with Carrie Bickmore on The Project, the Dalby-born star was questioned about the controversial cover story that described Australia as a country full of ‘throwback people’.
Robbie replied saying: “I remember thinking, I said, ‘That was a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out’.” She also conveyed the article unusually described her as “sexy and composed even while naked but only in character”, among many other things.
The 26-year-old shared her own experience after reading the article. She found the tone of the write-up ‘really weird’. Margot wondered what the contributing editor Rich Cohen was ‘trying to get at or play at’.
At the same time, she said that outrage was unexpected for her. However, that does not mean the actress is okay with the demeaning comments by the New Yorker. The comments also put the star in a predicament.
Margot Robbie belongs to a fame-driven world where controversies, degrading comments and defaming profiles come as part of stardom. Success never comes easy. Thus, she gets to read ‘far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things every day. She assumes that maybe she is just desensitized to it now.
Following the criticism the piece received in Australia, the blonde beauty added: “I had this bit of Aussie pride, like, ‘Don’t mess with the Aussies. Don’t you mess with the Aussies! Look what happens when you mess with an Australian.”
The other words used in the article by the American non-fiction writer Rich Cohen to describe Margot Robbie were “too fresh to be pegged,” “Less being than becoming,” and “From another place, another time … A kind of lost purity, what we’ve given up for the excitement of a crass, freewheeling, sex-saturated culture,” reports news.com.au.
Negative publicity often increases ratings. Margot Robbie’s Suicide Squad release date is approaching fast. Will this controversial Vanity Fair profile bring some good luck to the movie?