Amandla Stenberg Defends Response to ‘Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies’ Critic

“There appears to be a variety of unwarranted dialog round my chest that sort of baffles me,” Stenberg mentioned after her direct message to a New York Instances movie critic went viral.

Amandla Stenberg needs critics to cease speaking about her physique in “Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies.”

The A24 Gen Z satire slasher movie, co-starring Pete Davidson, Lee Tempo, Rachel Sennott, Maria Bakalova, Myha’la Herrold, and Chase Sui Wonders, facilities on a celebration sport turned lethal. New York Instances critic Lena Wilson wrote in her assessment that the movie “doubles as a 95-minute commercial for cleavage,” main actress Stenberg to ship a direct message to Wilson on Instagram.

“Your assessment was nice,” Stenberg wrote. “Perhaps should you had gotten your eyes off my tits you’d’ve watched the film!”

Wilson replied, “Hey, Amandla! Typically a giant fan of your work, however this certain is one thing. Actually wishing you properly in your profession and life. Have a pleasant night time,” earlier than blocking Stenberg. Wilson additionally shared the messages in a viral tweet, including, “All the time bizarre when the homophobia is coming from inside the home however that is one thing.”

Wilson continued, “Me: (spends one line of a 500-word assessment facetiously commenting on how A24 objectifies younger girls to promote content material) Random males on twitter dot com and in addition, apparently, amandla stenberg: Native Dyke Can not Cease Speaking About Boobies.”

Stenberg shared an Instagram Story to make clear her message to Wilson.

“I simply thought I’d get on right here actually rapidly to say I’m receiving a variety of commentary on the web for being a really naughty woman and sending a DM that I assumed was hilarious,” the “Acolyte” actress started. “However principally there may be this movie critic. Her title is Lena Wilson, and she or he writes for The New York Instances, and she or he wrote a criticism of a film that I simply had come out known as ‘Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies,’ and she or he described in her assessment the film as a ’95-minute commercial for cleavage,’ which I assumed was hilarious. I’m proud {that a} piece of labor that I used to be a part of was described in such a famend publication. That may be a actually distinctive expertise that I get to have.”

Stenberg shared whereas laughing, “Alright, OK, pay attention, I assumed it was hilarious. I assumed as a result of Lena is homosexual, I’m additionally homosexual, I assumed as homosexual folks we might each discover this remark humorous. I used to be additionally curious to know what Lena would say to such a press release, however Lena determined to publish it and in addition say that I’m homophobic for saying that. The intention of why I mentioned that – and that is my expertise as an actress – it’s fairly shocking, I imply, it shouldn’t be shocking I suppose at this level – the quantity of commentary that I’ve obtained on my boobs is so excessive, and this has occurred since I used to be an adolescent.”

Stenberg continued, “I might actually be carrying a t-shirt, and simply due to the scale of my boobs, there might be some form of sexualization or commentary on my chest. On this film, I’m carrying a tank high, and I do know that after I’m carrying a tank high, the result’s there’s going to be some cleavage, as a result of I’ve boobs. So I knew this remark was principally directed in the direction of me and I feel Lena was attempting to make a commentary about A24 sexualizing me, sexualizing my physique, exploiting younger girls so as to sensationalize them so as to make their media extra well-liked. I perceive the angle.”

She summed up, “I can let you know that I wore this tank high on this film as a result of me and the costume designer thought that it match the character properly. And so I do get bored with folks speaking about my chest. It appears to be in Hollywood it’s not regular to have boobs which are above an A or a B cup. I’ve really observed this as my time as an actress. There appears to be a variety of unwarranted dialog round my chest that sort of baffles me.”

Stenberg concluded with, “Anyhow Lena, I assumed your assessment was hilarious, I assumed my DM was humorous, I didn’t imply to harass you, I didn’t imply to want you any hurt. You’re allowed to make criticisms of my work, and I’m allowed to have my criticisms of your work, and that’s A-OK with me. And I want you the very best. Anyhow, thanks, guys. Due to anybody who has gone to see our 95-minute commercial for cleavage.”

After the video, Stenberg additionally reposted Wilson’s tweet with the caption, tagging Wilson, “I’ll change my bio to Native Dyke Who Can not Cease Speaking About Boobies if you’ll?”

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