In a new interview with the Daily Beast where she discusses her latest business ventures, slut-shaming, why she is supporting Hilary Clinton for President, Amber Rose shone a light on the double standard between how society views pop stars like Beyoncé, who are allowed to go onstage and own their sexuality without judgment & how it views women like herself and Kim Kardashian”
“It’s bullshit, and this is the thing: They come at me and Kim so hard because I was a stripper and she had a sex tape … We all love Beyoncé, but she’s on stage half-naked and twerking all the time, yet people say, oh, she has talent so she’s able to do that.”
The socialite and entrepreneur who is in Austin, Texas to promote the new 3D characer, “MUVA,” she created in conjuction with the app Zoobe, went on to point out that men like Channing Tatum, who has frequently publicly discussed his past as an exotic dancer, is not subject to nearly the same amount of slut-shaming as she is:
“No one gives a fuck that Channing Tatum was a stripper. He’s an established actor who’s at the Vanity Fair parties and the Oscars, but for me, no matter how far I go in my life, I see these stories that keep referring to me as a “former stripper.” No one says “former stripper” about Channing Tatum, or “former McDonald’s worker” about Brad Pitt. No one does that to men.
“We don’t have the talent that Beyoncé has, so we get criticized as former sex workers, but at the end of the day we’re just women — we’re all women — and we should all embrace each other. No one is greater. We’re all the same. So, to criticize us as incapable of being smart businesswomen because Kim has a reality show and I’m a socialite and we don’t sing is stupid. We’ve both been in movies, and we take our acting, business ventures, and everything else very seriously.”
One of those publications that she felt didn’t do her justice was GQ. In October, they ran a profile of Rose, referring to her in the article’s teaser as “Kanye’s infamous ex,” “Wiz Khalifa’s baby mama,” and a “teen stripper turned megalomaniac muse.” Naturally, Rose wasn’t having it, and put the magazine on blast for their sexist treatment of her. It’s taken quite some time, she says, for the media to cease defining her by the celebrity men she’s been with, and to treat her as the strong, outspoken woman she is. Firing back atGQ was just one step (of many) she’s taken in order to reclaim her narrative.
“I had to go in on GQ magazine and all these famous publications to be like, ‘You’re not gonna fuckin’ do this to me,’” she says. “I did a 12-hour interview and photo shoot with GQ, and that’s how you’re gonna label me? Fuck you. They labeled me as ‘Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend,’ ‘Wiz Khalifa’s baby mama,’ ‘former stripper,’ and it was just like, I work so hard every day as a businesswoman and mother and nobody ever mentions that. I was so pissed off and went after their necks because I don’t care if I’m ever in GQ again. Everybody had my back, and now people get it. They don’t label me like that anymore”
The How to Be a Bad Bitch author is also excited by the prospect of the first female president of the United States: Hillary Clinton.
“I can’t fuckin’ wait! I’m so excited,” she exclaims. “I’m voting for Hillary, I don’t give a fuck. I love her, and always have. I feel like this is her time to just shit on everybody and be the powerful woman that she is.”
“And I’m leaving the United States if Trump is elected,” she adds, with a chuckle. “Fuck it! I’m moving to Canada. It’s over.”