Olivia Munn Slams "Go Fug Yourself" Founders for Contributing to "Suppression of Women"
After bloggers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan negatively critiqued a recent outfit of Munn's, the actress fired back with a short essay about how their work is harmful to women in today's #MeToo and Time's Up era.
Olivia Munn on Wednesday night took to Twitter to share her thoughts about the popular "Go Fug Yourself" fashion blog. The website, founded by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, is known for its humorous approach to ranking celebrity fashion. But Munn, whose recent sartorial choices were deemed "fugly," isn't laughing.
In a short essay, the actress explained why she doesn't feel Cocks or Morgan are "legitimate journalists," among other heated statements.
"For years, fashion-policing celebrity has been an accepted mainstream media critique, even though it mainly focuses on females and not men, which ultimately contributes to the perpetual minimization of women and propagates the idea that our worth is predominantly (or singularly) tied to our looks," wrote Munn. "At the forefront of this right now are blogs like 'Go Fug Yourself,' created and run by people who have anointed themselves as judge and jury of what's fashionable, with posts that read 'Julianne Moore Looks Like a Cloud,' 'Taylor Swift Looked Very Twee… I think this outfit is quasi-ridiculous on you but I look forward to your new work,' and 'There Is Just So Much Fug in This Coachella Post' where they unleash an arsenal of public digs, to name a few."
She continued: "Their blatant hypocrisy is nauseating – they claim to employ some sort of subjective barometer for goodness and beauty even though what they do and write is neither good nor beautiful."
Munn went on to say that she believes Cocks and Morgan likely feel emboldened to write "vitriol" about stars' style because they probably don't expect any of their targets to hit back. But Munn wants the two women, aka the Fug Girls, to know that she is holding them accountable for what they said about the striped pantsuit she wore to accept an award at the Apex for Youth gala earlier this month. In the post, titled, "If I Had a Dollar for Every Time I Said, 'Oh My God, Olivia Munn,'" Morgan wrote: "This is just kinda like she got roped into making a sequel to American Hustle that ended up going straight to on-demand. Things could be worse."
Munn responded in her Twitter essay, "I'm writing this because people shouldn't get away with spewing whatever vitriol they want just by betting on the antiquated notion that people they target won't say anything."
Munn also said that she believes the work that Cocks and Morgan are doing aids to the "suppression of women." And she suggests that their sharp-tongued critiques of Hollywood style don't flow with the societal surge of female empowerment in today's #MeToo and Time's Up era.
"If there's been anything we’ve been able to glean from the past two years, it's that girls and women have been emotionally and physically targeted and abused for years yet have remained silent because collectively we all believed that our voices, our pain, our existence only mattered with conditions attached," Munn wrote.
Elsewhere, Munn said that Cocks and Morgan have yet to "wake up and acknowledge the part they've played in the suppression of women," adding that "just because you're a woman doesn't mean you're not part of the problem. The world woke up in 2017 and you stayed sleeping."
She concluded by doling out "advice" to the "Go Fug Yourself" team: "Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan probably won't like this, but they'll just have to learn that when you come for anyone publicly, you've now entered the public domain and you've chosen your opponent. So I'll give you the same advice that we get: When you're in the public eye, it comes with the territory."
Cocks and Morgan have yet to respond. Read Munn's entire essay below.