Natalie Morales is speaking out against sexism both on and off screen.
The actress took to Twitter to call out a photographer for sending her “wardrobe malfunction” pictures of herself at the movie premiere of her latest film, Battle of the Sexes. The angle of the pictures were purposely taken to show shots up the star's skirt.
Morales, who admitted she was originally going to ignore the photos, decided to speak out after realizing that being exploited for simply having a woman’s body is something that happens far too often. While the Cubana did not mention the photographer's name, she explained how last weekend's premiere was a monumental moment in her life and while it was a public event, she was not going to be shamed for showing off her features in a high slit dress.
Following her tweets, the star released a statement on Twitter to further talk about the incident. “This is a problem with how we tear down women and reduce to a sum of body parts, to be at once both sexualized and shamed,” Morales said in a statement. "We are held to an impossible standard, where our bodies and our faces must be perfect and if for one second we are in any way human, like say, just walking around, doing our jobs — we are torn down. Well, you cannot tear me down." You go, girl!
Check out Natalie's entire statement below:
Before this gets watered down or the word "vagina" gets censored out, here's my statement on this "wardrobe malfunction" b.s. pic.twitter.com/nE6CNAsovB
— Natalie Morales (@nataliemorales) September 27, 2017