For long women in showbiz have been victims of gender-discriminatory questions/comments/remarks. However, times are changing, and our bold and sassy queens aren’t taking it anymore. Take a look at 10 female celebrities who slammed the sexist questions that they were asked in interviews:
One of the most followed pop icons on social media, Ariana Grande is simply a blessing for the music industry. She was once asked in an interview to choose between her cellphone and her makeup. Ariana found the question absurd and replied “Is that what you think girls have trouble choosing between?”
Emma who has worn plenty of different hair colors over the years was once asked a question about her hairstyles in a Teen Vogue interview for The Amazing Spider-Man. Andrew interrupted and said that he never gets asked such questions to which Emma responded by saying “You get asked interesting, poignant questions because you are a boy”.
After being honored with the Hollywood Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, a sexist question was posed to Keira Knightley about how she balances her career and personal life. Savagely, Keira gave a short crisp reply and said “Are you going to ask all the men that tonight?
You don’t wanna mess with Rihanna. Known in showbiz for her bold and secure personality, Rihanna doesn’t hold back her tongue when she’s posed with meaningless questions. Out of the many incidents, Rihanna was once asked by a reporter about what she looks in a man. Rihanna savagely replied that she wasn’t looking for a man in the first place.
We’ve all seen how witty Blake Lively is on social media. During an event with Variety, a reporter questioned Blake about her power outfit. Blake replied immediately and said, “ Come on. You want to talk about an outfit here? Would you ask a man that? You wouldn’t ask a man what his power outfit is, I’m sorry.”
Taylor Swift is one artist who has been very vocal about equality and women’s empowerment. She clearly takes no bullshit from reporters and has slammed many journalists in the past. An interviewer once asked her if she’s planning to settle down after 30 to which Taylor asked why men aren’t questioned the same thing when they turn 30.
A reporter once pissed off Scarlett Johansson when he posed an absurd question about her outfit and the undergarments. She was asked if she ever wore any innerwear beneath her Black Widow costume. Johannson asked back why others were asked “existential questions” while she was being questioned about her undergarments.
The Orange Is The New Black star couldn’t hold back her rage when she was asked by an interviewer how two gorgeous women like her and her costar ‘could film scenes where they had to depict angry, fighting women.’ Natasha replied, “I feel like it’s accidentally maybe a little bit misogynistic because it’s like, “You’re so beautiful. What’s it like to have to do all that acting?”
Cate Blanchett was once at a red carpet event when she caught a cameraman focusing on the length of her skirt. She left an interview and approached the cameraman by asking him if he did the same thing to men as well.
Fashion designer and author Lauren Conrad was once on a radio interview where she was answering questions live from the listeners. One of the listeners asked Lauren what her favorite position was. She swiftly replied that her desired position was “CEO”.