Reese Witherspoon Lashes Out At Simpson, Hilton

In an interview with Marie Claire, Reese Witherspoon lashed out at young starlets such as and for disregarding the progress made by the feminist movement. “What gets me is how many women — young women — give up their power and their sense of self,” Witherspoon said heatedly. “Thinking they’re going to get more out of life if they take off their clothes and objectify themselves, instead of functioning on the principle that they’re smart and capable, that you can be an actress and not be on the covers of T&A magazines. I’m flabbergasted by how many legitimate actresses do that. It blows my mind.” The actress added, “I don’t think these women are stupid. I think they’re selling a personality that’s very marketable: ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if we were all gorgeous and didn’t have a care?’ But creating a cultural icon out of someone who goes, ‘I’m stupid, isn’t it cute?’ makes me want to throw daggers at them! I want to say to them, ‘My grandma did not fight for what she fought for, and my mother did not fight for what she fought for, so you can start telling women it’s fun to be stupid.’ Saying that to young women, little girls, my daughter? It’s not okay.” Read more.

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11 thoughts on “Reese Witherspoon Lashes Out At Simpson, Hilton

  1. popfan_23 says:

    They are not setting the feminist movement back, if anything they are moving it on to a new level, why? Because they are doing it because they want to, not because they are being told to, it’s on their terms and they choose to do it. It’s alright if people don’t agree, everybody won’t agree with everything, but it’s stupid to put others down for their choices

  2. EdwardAlex says:

    Whoa Reese! Didnt know you had that in you? Jeeez! But pop I think her point is that the youth looks up to them and that they are setting a bad example for the next generation which would subsequently degress the feminist movement.

  3. estephania says:

    She has a very good point. I can’t stand these idiot starlets that are famous just for being stupid or having money. It sets the worst example possible to young girls, who, whether we like it or not, look up to women in the media. However, these girls are just trying to make money and do what they can, it’s probably more the media’s fault for making them famous.

  4. popstar says:

    THANK YOU! Finally a celeb who isn’t afraid to say what they think because they’re worried they’ll lose fans. Reese is my new favourite.

  5. hotstuff says:

    Reese has what a lot of these young starlets want to have, beauty AND brains. she can talk about more than just what’s happening in her personal life and whether or not her marriage is on the rocks w/ Ryan etc. Could u imagine an interviewer asking Jessica Simpson these kinds of questions, she’d be like…”Come again”. Paris and Jessica get asked about their personal life and get that hardcore exposure on the tabloids b/c that’s all their good for her, filling up shelf space. I doubt we’ll ever see Jessica or Paris in an intellectual conversation like Reese. Glad to see there’s a blonde out there who doesn’t fill the stereotype that Paris and Jessica have fallen into.

    The title is kind of misleading, I never read her say Jessica and Paris specifically, but it’s obvious what celebrities she’s talking about, being famous for being stupid, pretty and rich, yup sounds pretty much like Jessica and Paris.

  6. jazzprofounder says:

    Well I don’t really agree with the feminist part because for centuries women in Hollywood have become famous for nothing more but their sex appeal and body. That’s part of the business, and nowadays is definitely no exception. However, I do give Reese props for her beauty and her mind, and speaking out intelligently! I do find it ridiculous that more and more people each day are becoming famous on TV for simply being loud, b!tchy, money/power hungry, wild, and acting like they’re either stupid or drugged up.

  7. Vanity87 says:

    You can be famous for anything nowadays!’, ‘Jessica is not famous for being talented, nor is Ashley, Paris, Britney or alot of these other young starlets. It’s like as long as you’re featured in the tabloids for something-anything- than you’ll become a cultural icon. It’s not just there fault though, it’s the media & the public’s fault for giving them fuel!

  8. Michelle13105 says:

    I have to disagree you…’, ‘and agree with reese. I really believe they are doing what they do to further their careers. Jessica wasn’t as hot a commidity before she wanted to talk about sex and dress sexier. They may do it because they want to, but they are still doing it because they want the benefits they reep from it. I can see where Reese is coming from. Using your sexuality to make up for the talent and brains you don’t have. I think Reeses’ point was the feminist movement was so women wouldn’t have to use sex to get where they want to go. Women are smart, intelligent, and yes sexy, but I know that I would rather people focus on my intelligence than my body. And with people like paris, interviews have got to suck. Answers to all the questions are like “that’s hot” and “that’s not hot” I hope I made sense with all that.

  9. Smile says:

    At least Jessica has a job and has some morals. You can’t say either of that about Paris. I don’t think any of these female celebs are stopping the feminist movement. They mostly make themselves look bad. I do see what Reese is saying though. If young girls think acting dumb and looking cute is cool, they will try to be like that. It’s silly, but it’s true for some girls. They think they will be liked because all these famous girls are. As long as the general public realizes you shouldn’t act like this, then I don’t see a big deal.

  10. popfan_23 says:

    Young people do look at them as role models…’, ‘and if they are looking at the fact that these women are doing whatever it is that they do on their own terms then a great example is being set for them

  11. RobScott says:

    Reese, whom I adore, makes a good point; however, it is an opinion that not everyone agrees with. Some women might argue that it’s perfectly okay to show your smarts through the career choices they’ve made while enjoying and acknowledging their sexuality at the same time. Look at the three actresses of Charlie’s Angels. They have enjoyed both critical and commercial successes by proving their acting skills and enjoying their sexual femininity. It’s all about how you look at it.

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