Emily Ratajkowski blocked 'misogynistic' comedian from her Instagram after she mocked her posts
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Featured Image Credit: Instagram /@Emrata / @celestebarber
Model Emily Ratajkowski has slammed a ‘misogynistic’ Netflix comedian after she recreated and ‘mocked’ some of her most-liked Instagram posts.
Ratajkowski, 31, revealed via her High Low podcast, that she’s tired of being ‘picked on’ by social media users and that she’s done with ‘female influencers’ being ‘considered trash’.
The discussion came after Ratajkowski was forced to block Wellmania star Celeste Barber, 40, upon discovering she’d recreated some of her Instagram photographs in bad taste.
Back in 2021, Barber mimicked one of Ratajkowski’s most-liked Instagram pictures by replicating the stance and the bikini/heels combo that the model was photographed in.
In the picture’s caption, she also mocked Ratajkowski’s feminist values writing: “We are sick of objectifying our bodies. Also, here’s my a**.”
It’s believed that the American model saw these images herself and in retaliation blocked Barber from viewing her Instagram posts.
However, it isn’t just EmRata that the Australian comedian has recently taken a swipe at on her Instagram.
On 9 April, she posted a photograph of her recreating one of Alexis Ren’s modelling shoots. In the picture, the Australian comedian covers her breasts with her hands and is wearing a mask.
However, many social media users believe that Barber’s ‘comedic’ posts are actually not that funny.
Under her latest reenactment, one Instagram user wrote: “Hmm I'm cautiously watching your posts from here on out .......I love your comedy but I find this post offensive.”
Another said: “My question is what’s the point of this? I don’t find it funny how she always makes fun of all these models and thinks it’s okay but if a model were to make fun of fat girls the way she does of skinny girls. Oh no, they would be shamed.”
Two years on from the initial blocking, Ratajkowski has opened up about the ‘drama’ and revealed what she really thinks about the trolling.
She set the record straight by saying: “This whole drama with Celeste has been blown out of proportion.
“In general, I find her to be really funny. But, the message I was trying to send to her was, ‘I just don’t want you to do this to me anymore.”
She continued, “I was like, I’m not giving her my consent for this joke anymore. It just landed at a specific time for me.
“We really love to pick on female influencers, like they are considered the trash, lamest, most cringe, most embarrassing people on the planet.
“I fundamentally find that to be sexist. Yeah, no s*** women want to be influencers — it’s one of the ways that women have learned to be successful and make money. They’re hustling.”
However, the model-turned-author's message doesn’t look like it’s sunk in as Barber recently told Marie Claire that she ‘doesn’t give a f***’.
“I like running my mouth off,” Barber told the publication. “I do it a lot. I’m quick-witted — it’s one of my favourite things about me.
“I don’t like that I feel I can’t do that as much, and yeah I do feel like I censor myself sometimes.
“But then other times I don’t give a f*** and I operate from a place of already being cancelled.”
Barber is currently starring as protagonist Liv in the new Netflix comedy series, Wellmania.
The show sees Liv, described by the streaming service as a ‘human tornado’, throwing herself into a wellness journey after undergoing a major health crisis.
Wellmania is available to stream via Netflix now.
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