Ratajkowski’s video, which was teased on Love‘s Instagram, sees her clad in sexy lingerie while covering herself with spaghetti. “To me, female sexuality and sexiness, no matter how conditioned it may be by a patriarchal ideal, can be incredibly empowering for a woman if she feels it is empowering to her. The way I dress, act, flirt, dance, have sex — those are my decisions and they shouldn’t be impacted by men,” reads the caption accompanying the clip. “Being sexy is fun and I like it. I should never have to apologize for that.”
The caption continues: “In the wake of the Harvey fallout and women coming forward with incredible amounts of sexual harassment cases, I have been so disappointed to hear women talk about ‘modesty’ and ‘our responsibility’ as if we need to, yet again, adjust to make it ‘easier’ for the rest of the world. I’m tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear the short skirt or post a sexy Instagram. I want to do what I want to do. Feminism isn’t about adjusting, it’s about freedom and choice.”
In response to the video, Morgan tweeted screenshots of Ratajkowski from the video on Tuesday and wrote, “This is Emily Ratajkowski ‘promoting feminism’. Somewhere, Emmeline Pankhurst just vomited.” (Pankhurst was a leader of the British women’s suffrage movement.)
This is Emily Ratajkowski ‘promoting feminism’.
Somewhere, Emmeline Pankhurst just vomited. pic.twitter.com/fO7ovctsVb
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 5, 2017
Ratajkowski responded to Morgan’s comments without answering directly to him on Twitter, writing that she never said her Love video was a feminist statement. “But now it’s worth saying that telling women what to do with their bodies and sexuality is actually just classic sexism,” she wrote. “I can have opinions about feminism and also do sexy photo shoots.”
Lol never said my love video was a feminist statement. But now it’s worth saying that telling women what to do with their bodies & sexuality is actually just classic sexism. I? can have opinions about feminism & also do sexy photo shoots k thanks
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) December 7, 2017
This isn’t the first time Morgan has expressed an opinion on Ratajkowski’s body. In July 2016, he commented on her Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot in which she posed fully nude. After Morgan asked if he needed to buy Ratajkowski some clothes because she looked “freezing,” the model responded, “Thanks, but I don’t need clothes as much as you need press.”
Morgan has also made unnecessary remarks about the bodies of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston.