Margot Robbie is quickly making her name as one of Hollywood’s hottest actresses. She’s not afraid to take on hard-core roles like her current stint as Jane in Tarzan with BFF Alexander Skarsgard and her upcoming part in Suicide Squad as the bada$$ Harley Quinn. That’s why it’s not surprising that Vanity Fair has chosen her as their most recent cover model, as well as the focus of an in-depth feature. What is surprising is that the article is seriously upsetting peeps with its offensive statements about both Australia, Margot’s home country, as well as the star herself.
In a truly SMH moment, Vanity Fair decided to insult all of Australia by including ridiculous statements like, “Australia is America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people.” Whaaa?! Um, nope.
Peeps were seriously not impressed. Not only did it slag an entire country, it was also offensive for a variety of other reasons, with one Tweeter saying, “only tweeting bc this is a master class in how NOT to do a profile. overwritten, poorly-structured sexist drivel.”
So maybe we can learn something from this mess. How NOT to write about someone (and the country they come from).
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(h/t BuzzFeed; photos via Jeff Spicer/Getty)