Over the years, Megan Fox hasn't held back when it comes to opening up about the misogyny that often occurs in the entertainment industry. But the actress has confessed that even though, in the past, she hasn't spoken up about being sexualized, the feminist community didn't react the way she had expected. Here's what she said.
The Jennifer's Body star spoke on Jimmy Kimmel back in 2009 about an incident that happened with Michael Bay when the actress was just 15 years old. Fox confessed, "I was an extra on Bad Boys, they were shooting this club scene, and they brought me in, and I was wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat and like 6-inch heels." She said the director of the film told her to dance "underneath the waterfall getting soaking wet." After the interview, the now 35-year-old actress admitted to Glamour U.K., "I actually got ridiculed for doing it."
"I think people just have had time to review that, in retrospect," she said, revealing that her reports were way before the #metoo movement even occurred, "by almost a decade... way before people were ready to embrace that or tolerate it." Fox went on to confess to the magazine that she's "never felt completely included in the feminist community, and I do still think that it's tricky in an awful way." She went on to explain, "Whatever I provoke in them is not something that they can digest very well. And so that comes back on me, as they reject me for those reasons." And over the years, she still hasn't figured out exactly why. "And I just don't think that I was a very sympathetic victim."
Despite the criticism she received, the Hollywood beauty doesn't regret a thing, but she does feel like people may not ever understand her sense of humor or even her real-life personality. "Sometimes I feel like I just waste my energy, giving myself to people who don't understand and won't appreciate [me], but I've never had anything where I look back now and think, 'I really shouldn't have said that.'" Hopefully, in the future, Fox will feel more welcome by the feminist community because, after all, we all want the same thing: equality. In the meantime, we'll be reading the rest of her interview.