‘Suicide Squad’ Margot Robbie Vanity Fair Cover: Being An ‘Australian’ An Issue?
Margot Robbie’s Vanity Fair cover and interview is sparking outrage. Is it Margot Robbie? Did she say something wrong?Advertisement
While the Aussie actress looked no less stunning and on point on her Vanity Fair cover, the interview that accompanied this pretty cover did not sit well with fans — especially among Australians.
This is because the Vanity Fair contributing editor Rich Cohen, who is behind the interview just described “Suicide Squad” actress Margot Robbie in a weird way. Weird can be good, but not for this piece.
Fans were quick to point out that Cohen’s profile of Robbie borders on “creepy.” According to News.com.au, “Cohen’s profile of Robbie is the latest in a long list of articles by male journalists examining an attractive female celebrity in a way that suggests the woman in question should probably inquire about a restraining order on their way home from the interview.”
Rich Cohen also used words like “throwback” and slow” to describe Australia, comparing it to America and almost said it did not come to par. Whether or not that was his intention did not matter among the irate fans.
Cohen opened his Vanity Fair piece on Robbie by describing her as “sexy and composed even while naked but only in character.” And then, he harped about the fact that Margot Robbie is from Australia.
According to him, you cannot take the Australia out of Margot Robbie if you try (but why would anyone?).
“As I said, she is from Australia. To understand her, you should think about what that means. Australia is America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people. 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.”
Whatever he wants readers to get out of this is vague. One thing is clear: fans don’t like it. Those who reacted to it on Twitter quickly made the topic a trending one… they were that pissed and confused!
This is a first — a contributor making a muck out of a piece that people forgot to the actual interview. Maybe they did not bother reading, even.
Below are some of the reactions, even some from notable magazines!
— Vogue Australia (@vogueaustralia) July 7, 2016
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) July 6, 2016
My face while reading Vanity Fair’s article about Margot Robbie, who deserves so much better: pic.twitter.com/ZMQmUQcErM
— Kristen Haynes (@kmhaynes) July 6, 2016