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Emily Ratajkowski Blasts ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star For Weinstein Op-Ed

Emily Ratajkowski blasted “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik for “victim blaming” for her op-ed about Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long sexual harassment and sexual assault accusations.

“So @missmayim ‘advice’ is: I was never pretty & never tried to be & ladies, take note if you don’t want to be harassed? This isn’t feminism,” the 26-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model tweeted Sunday, along with a link to the article in the New York Times under the headline, “Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein’s World.” (RELATED: Emily Ratajkowski Clarifies: Big Boobs Hurt Me In Fashion Industry, Not Hollywood [PHOTOS])

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“Victim blaming at its finest,” she added.

 

The comment comes in response to an excerpt from Bialik’s piece about not acting flirtatious with men as being “self-protecting and wise.”

“I still make choices everyday as a 41-year-old actress that I think of as self-protecting and wise,” Bialik wrote. “I have decided that my sexual self is best reserved for private situations with those I am most intimate with. I dress modestly. I don’t act flirtatiously with men as a policy.”

The SI swimsuit model joined a growing list of women who blasted the actress for the article, including Patricia Arquette.

“@missmayim229 I have to say I was dressed non provocatively as a 12 year old when men on the street masturbated at me. It’s not clothing,” Arquette tweeted.

Bialik responded to some of the backlash, on Twitter calling it “vicious.”

“I’m being told my N.Y. Times piece resonated with so many and I am beyond grateful for all of the feedback,” Bialik tweeted. “I also see a bunch of people have taken my words out of the context of the Hollywood machine and twisted them to imply that God forbid I would blame a woman for her assault based on her clothing or behavior. Anyone who knows me and my feminism knows that’s absurd and not at all what this piece was about. It’s so sad how vicious people are being when I basically live to make things better for women.”