OPINION: Why asking a female celebrity about fashion isn't automatically sexist – Goss.ie

OPINION: Why asking a female celebrity about fashion isn't automatically sexist

Blake Vigorous made headlines after telling off a reporter who requested her about fashion on the Selection Energy of Girls occasion on Thursday.

However did the query actually warrant such a robust response from the actress?

The Ask Her Extra marketing campaign was began by The Illustration Challenge in 2014, to encourage interviewers to ask female celebrities about actual points, as an alternative of simply desirous to know who made their gown.

And whereas it's actually true that we should not solely be speaking to stars about what they're carrying, it is not automatically sexist to ask somebody who is understood for his or her fashion about their outfit.


Celebrities are routinely given clothes to put on on pink carpets, in change for them drumming up some publicity for the designer, and Brandon Maxwell shared snapshots of Blake in his emerald inexperienced jumpsuit on Thursday whereas praising her for her charity work.

Sure, it's sexist to solely wish to know about a girl's outfit. However in case you're a star who is understood for liking fashion, there's nothing improper with asking a query about type and following it up with one thing else.

What's extra, many reporters on pink carpets are masking occasions particularly for fashion publications, and hoping for a specific quote about type or magnificence.


Blake has broadly been thought of a type icon ever since she starred as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Lady - a TV present that was as a lot about fashion because it was about drama.

The actress has grow to be the muse of Michael Kors, attends the Met Gala virtually yearly, and walked the pink carpet on the Cannes Movie Pageant final 12 months in designer robes by way of her cope with L'Oreal.

Nevertheless evidently an occasion referred to as Energy of Girls was the improper place to ask Blake about something so frivolous, notably as she was being honoured for her work with the Little one Rescue Coalition.


Reese Witherspoon defined the Ask Her Extra marketing campaign completely - and in a method everybody can agree with - forward of the Oscars in 2015.

Summing up the motion, the actress revealed that she loves speaking about fashion - and would be thrilled to be requested extra in-depth questions together with what she's carrying.

"It is meant to encourage reporters to ask inventive questions on the pink carpet," she shared on Instagram, additionally posting examples of questions about dangers, accomplishments and characters.

"I like the Oscars AND fashion like lots of you - & am excited to share #WhoAmIWearing later tonight. However I might additionally like to reply a few of these Qs.... There are such a lot of wonderful, proficient nominees this 12 months..! Let's hear their tales! Unfold the phrase."


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