(CNN)Actress Margot Robbie is speaking out about that controversial Vanity Fair piece.
The “Suicide Squad” star was the subject of an article written for the August issue of the magazine by contributor Rich Cohen
. The profile was widely criticized as being sexist toward Robbie, and patronizing toward her native Australia.
Cohen’s lengthy physical description of Robbie read in part, “She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly, catwalk way but in a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance.”
“She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes,” Cohen continued. “She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character.”
Cohen also caught some flack for how he described Robbie’s homeland.
“Australia is America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people,” he wrote. “They still live and die with the plot turns of soap operas in Melbourne and Perth, still dwell in a single mass market in Adelaide and Sydney.”
In an interview with Australian TV show “The Project,” Robbie said the whole thing felt off to her.
“I remember thinking, that was a really odd interview. I don’t know how that’s going to come out,” she said. “And then when I read it. I was like yeah, the tone of this is really weird. Like, I don’t really know what he’s trying to get at.'”
The actress said she’s didn’t expect such an uproar, especially because she has read worse.
“I’ve read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis,” Robbie said. “I don’t know. Maybe, I’m like, desensitized to it now.”
“The Legend of Tarzan” star was stoked about how her fellow countrymen came together over the article.
“Don’t you mess with the Aussies. Look what happens when you mess with Australia,” she said.
“I was mostly joking,” he reportedly said. “It is a goof. Supposed to be funny.”
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