Emily Ratajkowski is making headlines again, this time for defending a pop star. The model and author had quite a strong reaction to resurface a video from the Ellen DeGeneres Show in which host Ellen DeGeneres questioned Taylor Swift about the men she has dated.
During the 2012 appearance on the show, DeGeneres introduced a game in which she displayed several photos of men that the pop star had reportedly dated, asking her to ring a bell just to officially confirm her relationship with each of the men. However, Swift looked very visibly uncomfortable throughout the game.
“Stop it, stop it, stop it!” Swift tells DeGeneres. “This makes me feel so bad about myself. Every time I come up here, you put a different dude up on the screen. It just makes me really question what I stand for as a human being.”
More than a decade later, Ratajkowsi when on to comment on a TikTok that resurface the video, saying, “ This is so f**ked up. She’s literally begging her to stop.” In the video you can see Swift, 22-years-old at that time, asking to end the game, which featured several famous men including Zac Efron, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, and Danny DeVito.
The video was stitched to include a video of Swift speaking to Zane Lowe of Apple Beats about coverage of her very public love life.
“When I was like 23, people were just kind of reducing me to — kind of making slideshows of my dating life and putting people in there that I’d sat next to at a party once and deciding that my songwriting was like a trick rather than a skill and a craft,” Swift told Lowe.
“It’s a way to take a woman who is doing her job and succeeding at doing her job and making things, and it’s, in a way, figuring out how to completely minimize that skill.”
This isn’t the first time Ratajkowski comes forward when it comes to women being treated unfairly in the media. Back in October, the model took to her TikTok account criticizing the Marilyn Monroe film, Blonde, for “ fetish remove pain.”