Emily Ratajkowski says Bodyshaming almost stopped her from posting pictures

  • Emily Ratajkowski said the “controversy” almost stopped her from posting pictures from the CFDA Awards.
  • The model and bestselling author told her followers she would not “lean into the shaming”.
  • In her book, “My Body,” she explores how her body strengthened and reduced her to a sexual object.

Emily Ratajkowski said she hardly posted pictures of the CFDA Awards on Instagram because she knew the pictures of herself would “create controversy.”

The model and mother of one posted two photos from the fashion awards on Wednesday, where she is seen wearing a Miu Miu two-piece outfit consisting of a cropped sweater laid over a blue shirt and a long skirt with a low waist.

According to People Magazine, Ratajkowski said in a page-edited caption that she initially hesitated to post the photos from the event, which took place earlier in the month of November 10, because of the controversy it would provoke.

“But hey, it’s my body and I’m not going to lean into shame,” she said. “God bless!”

Ratajkowski has since shortened the caption to thank Miu Miu and congratulate Elle editor Nina Garcia, for whom she presented an award but shared the entire commentary on her Instagram story, which was still available to view on her profile at the time of writing.

Ratajkowski became the New York Times bestselling author following the release of his first book, “My Body,” on November 9th.

In the book, which consists of personal essays she has written, Ratajkowski explores life experiences through conversations with close female friends, according to an Instagram caption she posted on the day of publication.

Ratajkowski, who is married and shares a son with Sebastian Bear-McClard, also said in the book that singer Robin Thicke groped for her on the set of the controversial music video for “Blurred Lines” in 2013.

“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and strangeness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away and looked back at Robin Thicke,” Ratajkowski wrote, according to The Sunday Times. In the essay, she described the feeling that she would “minimize” the incident despite “nudity” and “warmth of humiliation”.

Model Emily Ratajkowski participates in the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

Ratajkowski was honest about his life in his new book, “My Body.”

Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images


When she spoke to Amia Srinivasan for Interview Magazine about “My Body” on November 16, Ratajkowski said she “absolutely did not feel in control very often” while working in her early twenties.

“Instagram was one of the places where I first experienced feeling a kind of control,” she added. “I was the one who was able to pick the pictures and post them.”

Representatives of Ratajkowski did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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