Megan Fox: ‘I resent having to prove that I’m not a retard’


Megan Fox may not be the brightest bulb in the box, but she’s turning into one of the easiest people to quote. Weird and dumb stuff just pours out of her mouth like pennies from heaven. First there was this gem: “I’m not trying to take Cate Blanchett down.” Which is, like, my favorite quote this week. After that, Megan talked about how Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was “the fattest” she’s ever been. Somewhere along the line she was making fun of “pretty boys” Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson. She also name-dropped George Clooney as someone she’s like to live like. This is all within the last week. Incredible.

Now, a new gem! In June’s Esquire cover interview (story via Showbiz Spy), Megan starts in on Scarlett Johansson. Megan wants us to know that she has no interest in being anything like Scarlett, mainly because she thinks Scarlett tries too hard to be taken seriously. Megan’s famous last words about the subject of her intelligence? “I resent having to prove that I’m not a retard — but I do.”

Megan Fox doesn’t want to be like Scarlett Johansson — because she would hate to have to prove herself in order to be taken seriously.

“I don’t want to have to be like a Scarlett Johansson — who I have nothing against,” the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star tells Esquire in its June issue, “but I don’t want to have to go on talk shows and pull out every single SAT word I’ve every learned to prove, like, ‘Take me seriously, I am intelligent, I can speak.’”

“I don’t want to have to do that. I resent having to prove that I’m not a retard — but I do. And part of it is my own fault.”

“I’m just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores,” she adds. “It’s just there. It’s something I don’t have to turn on.”

Fox — who was recently named FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World for 2008 — admits she doesn’t know how to deal with being a sex symbol.

“If you know how to take control of [being a sex symbol], then it can be powerful,” she said. “But I have no idea how to handle it yet, how to deal with it.”

[From Showbiz Spy]

Oh, Megan. You could have an interesting career if you would… I don’t know, maybe stop saying all of this crap? I’m not going to enter the debate about whether Megan or anyone else should use the word “retard”, you guys can handle that one on your own. All I know is that Megan seems a few fries short of a Happy Meal, and no amount of plastic surgery or sexy photo shoots will really convince me to take her seriously.

Megan Fox is shown outside her hotel on 4/27/09. Credit:

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  1. ash says:

    well, if you’re really confident sexually, you should at least be able to handle being a sex symbol a LITTLE bit.

  2. Annie says:

    I’m sorry, since when did having a vocabulary more expansive than a june bug mean you’re “trying too hard” or showing people that you’re “intelligent”?

    I hate that. I hate that people resent you for having an education. Certain words just work better than others, contextually and connotation-wise.

    Honestly, that’s why America’s school system sucks (part of it). It’s because the kids who want to be smarter get ostracized as geeks and dorks and “Oh you think you’re better than me because you went to college!” all because you used a word with more than two syllables.


    Megan Fox is an idiot.

  3. the original kate says:

    that is insulting to retarded people, most of whom are probably smarter than her.

  4. Sauronsarmy says:

    Oh Megan, by saying the word “retard” yes, you are proving to the world you are stupid.

    It’s really sad we live in a society were if you use words with three or more syllables you are labled “pretentious”, “elitist” and a “snob”.

    Pick up a dictionary Megan it will help you in the long run. Especially when you’re 30 and yesterday’s news.

  5. Mocksure says:

    In her defense she is only about 22 and got thrust into the lime light kind of quickly.

  6. teehee says:

    I think more people (just about everyone) use the word retard than they want to admit but they love to bash others when they do it. They use it with no association to the actual medical terminology/psychiatric category; just slang for dumb. Not the best word but this PC crap is over the top.

  7. to Mocksure says:

    Mocksure – doesn’t matter. If you can’t take the “limelight” stay away from it and don’t say things that prove your lack of education and compassion and just plain common sense.

  8. stewie says:

    “Honestly, that’s why America’s school system sucks (part of it). It’s because the kids who want to be smarter get ostracized as geeks and dorks and “Oh you think you’re better than me because you went to college!” all because you used a word with more than two syllables.”

    hey, that’s what the GOP tried to do with Obama…he was an “elitist”, remember?!

    might just be me, but I like a prez who can actually speak English properly, and not utter such gems as “put food on your family”.

  9. Annie says:

    Or say that OB-GYNs just want to be able to practice their love with women…..

    EDIT: In her defense she is only about 22 and got thrust into the lime light kind of quickly. My 10 year old sister says more profound things than Fox AND! I resent that, Because I’m only 3 months older than her, and I sure as hell don’t speak in that manner.

  10. Carrie says:

    This woman creeps me out!!

  11. ChristinaT says:

    who says they “ooze sexuality out of their pores.” haha… isn’t that more pretentious than having the ability to express yourself with the english language? yeesh…

  12. lrm says:

    Actually,I use the word retard with my husband all the time,as in ‘people are retarded’. And he says ‘yes,they are LITERALLY retarded’. You know,as in ‘stunted’…the majority of the population falls into this category. People who used to be referred to as ‘retarded’,are now,what? mentally challenged? Now,they are not retarded,in the true sense of the word,b/c they are who they are,and I have full respect for them.
    Retards,however,are willingly choosing to be programmed matrix drones. And it’s all I can do to get through the day sometimes in my dealings with them. And,yes,it IS getting worse,b/c everyone’s a hipster now,and the school system’s worse [yes,I have an 8 yr old,and we now homeschool],and what used to be cutting edge is now mainstream which means dumbed-down version. And,the end result? Few are thinking; most are twittering or texting. And I am soooooooooo bored. Ahem. Anyway,I think it’s funny that Fox admits she feels this way. I like that she’s not being PC. AND,I agree with her that Scarlett has to try hard to be taken seriously. True of most young,attractive women in hollywood. Okay,I know someone or two will post that neither of them are attractive. It’s irrelevant,b/c the media is saying they are,and therefore,every magazine and talk show will host them for the time being. And noone really cares if they are intelligent. So,in that sense,Megan has it right; at least she’s honest that she both tries and is resentful. ScarJo,if you’re reading this: Stop trying. People only care about your t*ts.

  13. Sakota says:

    Someone should tell the little dolt that when a woman uses her body and also works in the entertainment industry, they’re not going to consider them smart because Hollywood isn’t the most intellectual of industries and she’s not paid to think.

  14. Cinderella says:

    Her highlights appear to be on strike.

  15. blubb says:

    she just another annoying girl who says whatever she thinks guys want to hear. she wants to be wanted desperately. not that she has to try.

  16. Jo says:

    I’m not really sure why she thinks Scarlett Johansson tries too hard. Someone should tell Megan Fox to back up these ridiculous statements with something which could illustrate the point she is trying to make. I think these quotes are just getting worse, and she is on her way to becoming – sooner rather than later – a big joke.

  17. skldfj says:

    her personality is so unattractive, its unbelievable how far good genes can take you. She gets so much press, film roles, magazine covers, and other attention all because she was born looking this way. She has no talent and a bizarre personality. That really pisses me off.

  18. Alecto says:

    “I’m just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores,”

    Excuse me but doesn’t she talk about how fat and ugly she is every chance she gets? So does she really think that or is she just trying to portray herself as one of the “little people”?

  19. jayem says:

    lrm – THANK YOU! I have been saying that for the LONGEST time. Retarded means slow. That’s it. If something is growing, learning, or progressing slowly, it is RETARDED! Look it up in the dictionary. “A person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way.” That’s what it means. Whether it’s nature or nurture doesn’t matter. It is a word and people are allowed to use it.

  20. Jacks says:

    The more she talks, the uglier she becomes. She needs to shut her mouth immediately before she does any more damage to her career.

    @Annie – I totally agree (again!). I was put into a “gifted” program in elementary school and was in it through middle school and it was miserable. All of the “normal” kids would constantly make fun of us and tell us that we thought we were better than them when, in all reality, all we wanted was to be accepted as “normal”. Obviously I’m glad that I stuck it out and am now proud to have a brain, but I agree that it is something that needs to be adjusted with our youth. School is cool, man.

  21. Sue says:

    I have never seen an interview with her where I walked away thinking she has the entire package. Instead I’m always like, OMG, that girl can barely form a sentence, thank goodness she is pretty, too bad about the bad skin though.

  22. fiona says:

    Don´t worry.You are not a retard, you are only a moron with a bunch of tacky tatoos…

  23. dirtyoldman says:

    At 22, she’s making in a week what I make in a year (or more), so I’d say she’s clued in in a way that most of us aren’t.

  24. viper says:

    God she can’t keep her stories straight. She’s doing all this for attention. One min she is ugly then she’s got sexiness oozing out of her pores??? Show some class you nasty ass talentless trailer park trash pucket. Take a shower too and for teh love of God choose a freaking color for your hair, you look like a cloned mutant poodle gone wrong. Put some weight on too I get queezy just looking at your waist! Good god ther eis a reason why Bay wanted you fatter in TF you’re nasty when you’re all tats and bones.

  25. Kat says:

    Somehow I can’t see Scarlett, or any other serious actress, saying that sex is oozing from her pores. It sounds like something you would say, during an interview to get the lead role, in that hot, new porno movie.

  26. Dolkite says:

    To quote Rodney Dangerfield in “Natural Born Killers”:

    “What are you wearing, a broomstick and a trash bag? Why don’t you put some meat on? A few pounds lighter and you’ll be Miss Ethiopia!”

  27. LOL says:

    Personally, I don’t see the appeal. In the header pic she looks like Alanis Morissette’s scrawnier, horsier-faced younger sister. Big head, no body, nothing special.
    Just sayin’.

  28. Hieronymus Grexx says:

    Megan fox is not a re*tard- the term is ‘mentally challenged’.

  29. Rosanna says:

    Occasionally, Megan Fox is right too. Scarlett got to have all those roles mainly because of her figure THEN she started acting as if she were – all of a sudden – intelligent. Natalie Portman is another person like that. Megan is the way she is, like it or not… However she doesn’t pretend to be who she is not except when she feels pressured to, like for example when a bunch of people assumes her to be stupid because she’s so beautiful and/or because she doesn’t care about throwing big words around. The bottom line is that most people who criticize her are jealous of her figure and her power over men. It’s about time to be honest, at least with yourselves gals.

  30. redred1 says:

    When she says , ““I resent having to prove that I’m not a retard — but I do”, she proved how STUPID she really is. If you are your natural self with the way you speak, and the way you behave, people will see you for who you really are. Sometimes these celebs. just need to shut up. Another thing, if she had a brain she’d know better than to say “retard” because it stirrs up trouble. She’s just another wannabe who will be over and done in a year or two. $10 bucks says it will be drugs.

  31. saintdevil says:

    She’s a wee bit too perfect, too artificial looking for my taste. A bit like a female Zac Efron.

  32. becca says:

    Rosanna: I don’t really pay attention to Scarjo, lol. My mind is more focused on her hubby’s new role as “the merc with a mouth.”*shrug*

    But Portman was always very smart. She was attending Harvard around the time she was involved with the Star Wars prequels.

    Portman’s problem is she comes across a tad bit snobby and pretentious, and fits into the snotty “hipster” category a little too well.

    I knew Megan was a brat the second she opened her mouth at last year’s MTV movie awards. I’m not surprised at all this crap is coming out of her mouth right now.

  33. Erin says:

    She is goregous. She knows it. We know it. But for all that she is rather transparent all around despite her big tough and incontrol talk. She is a very insecure person and knows exactly what she is doing by attempting to put other starletts down. She will of course keep sprouting non-sense, and we of course will continue to feed the non-sense by our interest, both positive and negative, and she will profit on it. More covers, more articles where she will tell stories about how she sits around in a thong and push up bra waiting for the handyman or how she loves sports and beer but loves it while wearing garters. Men will drool, oggle, and buy into the idocisy..and so the cycle continues. Kudos to any man that sees through it though and is less attracted to her for it. I read a comment where she said men were easy and ate out of her hand. she doesn’t have respect for women anymore then she does men.

  34. Hieronymus Grexx says:

    She’s a wee bit too perfect, too artificial looking for my taste. A bit like a female Zac Efron.

    Yeah, but she’s a lot more masculine.

  35. Raunnie says:

    I like that Megan appreciates Brain Austin Green. It has to be more than fug a fug between these two.

  36. Annabelle says:

    May 9th, 2009 at 5:44 am
    At 22, she’s making in a week what I make in a year (or more), so I’d say she’s clued in in a way that most of us aren’t.


    Nup. She just got lucky. See, in this world, how much money you make does not depend on how intelligent or clued in you are. There is no correlation, as is continually proven to us. All she had is opportunity, which she took. There are plenty of talented people out there who don’t have the opportunity, but that doesn’t make them less talented, nor does the fact she had the opportunity make her more talented (or intelligent or beautiful :P )

  37. Lyra says:

    Oh, so being honest makes her retarded? She’s saying opinions. I adore her for her bluntness, and I have no clue how you’re all getting “retard” from this. Everyone attacks stars when they’re brutally open (such as Depp’s completely true opinions on America), and then when they’re too quiet, they’re “dull” and out of the spotlight. Most of you are more pretentious than her, and she can be insecure or completely confident to the point of “bratiness,” but at least she’s not lying to us about how she truly is, unlike most celebrities and transparent actors her age.

  38. CB Rawks says:

    @ Christina T
    And gooey sounding. Blech. ;)

  39. orion70 says:

    er, Lyra, she used the word “retard” herself.

    ok, that aside, while I wince when I hear people using the word more and more, I do think with some people, they were born after it was decided this word was no longer PC. Perhaps it’s not in their knowledge base automatically, to know it’s offensive.

    However, ignorance doesn’t pass for long. I recently heard a so called “professional” at the workplace use the word, and if nothing else, should know better than to use it there. Particularly as she later mentioned something else being offensive. Right.

    I’m sorry, but I think you have to be mighty brain dead to know that you can continue to use this word in public to describe a person, including yourself. Unless, of course, you’re living in one of those “all about me” bubbles….

  40. Cletus says:

    Whiskey oozes out of my pores, I bet that’s why I’m so confident.

  41. Ursula says:

    She has always come off like someone who tries too hard.

  42. Emily says:

    She is pretty, you can’t deny that. I think most of it has to do with her hair. I want her hair. Same goes with Angelina, I’ve seen pictures of her with short hair and she looked awful IMO.

    However it seems like she is trying to emulate Angelina. Honestly, there is a really strong resemblance!

  43. Anoneemouse says:

    What makes her think that anyone is interested in what she has to say? It’s pretty obvious she got to where she is (and I can’t exactly tell where that is) because of her body, not her words.

  44. Dont Worry says:

    hahaha she is the biggest idiot. some quotes i have read on her make me laugh out loud. it just shows how insanely stupid she really is. she is too full of her fake self to even bother worrying about having a brain. which i find even funnier. moron.

  45. whatever says:

    shes not stupid at all;
    like you guys havnt said any dumb things in your life time, its jus whatever she says gets put everywhere and over analyzed.
    shes not fake either , half the time she doesnt even wear makeup or anything and looks better then with makeup
    obviously when u take little bits of what people say its going to sound bad.
    you guys should really get something better to do then to bag on someone who your probably jus jealous of.

    Lyra is rightttt.

  46. Я думаю мне это пригодится.
    p.s. Наконец то тепло настало!

  47. Lina says:

    it is my civic duty to link you to the real pics of her so people will stop gushing about how much she resembles angelina. without lady plastic, not much!

  48. raw says:

    she is pretty she is the best …
    but honestly she wants to be the new angelina remember all the things that angelina said and do.
    thats my opinion

  49. Liah says:

    Sounds like she’s still got a fair bit of growing up to do. Don’t know if that’s gonna happen anytime soon, but, hey, she certainly gives people hilariously stupid things to write about.

    To be honest, I’ve met many-a-person like her before; loves sex, says “retard”, vain, ignorant, blah blah. Especially while I was at university, funnily enough, I came across that type all too often, and it’s not surprising in real life because, well, that’s their decisions which doesn’t mean I’m going to follow/deal with it. She’s one of those people, but the difference is she’s famous and people expect her to be smarter if she’s gonna be in the spotlight. Apparently not.

    Aaaaanyway, Megan Fox, big fat eh.

  50. George says:

    I didn’t know that being honest with yourself makes you retarded. Really, this is why i like Megan. She speaks her mind and doesn’t give a damn. But if keeping things genuine makes one unintelligent, then the lot of you people bashing Megan’s intellect probably aren’t even close to being as smart as she is. Just because she’s wants to prove to people that she’s smart when it’s necessary doesn’t make her dumb. You never have to prove yourself to anyone but there is nothing wrong in doing the opposite.

  51. George says:

    Oh yeah, it’s funny how some people say that Megan is stupid for using the word ”retard” but those same people are the ones calling her a retard. People, ”retard” is part of the vocabulary we use everyday. If Fox is dumb for using the word ” retard ” in a sentence, then there’s a lot of stupid people posting comments on this site, since all of us have mostly likely said words that’s a lot worse than ” retard ”.

  52. Damon Voss says:

    Megan Fox is a fucking retard. That’s really all there is to it. :-)

  53. becca says:

    God she is to acting what Sarah Palin is to politics. She’s not famous for being good at what she does, and she can’t stop saying painfully stupid stuff in interviews. If she wants to be as articulate as Scarlett Johansson in an interview, she should copy words from a thesaurus on her hand. I think she’s a lost soul. I can tell she tries to mimic Angelina Jolie and probably wanted to do the same with Johansson but that would require learning a vocabulary word or two. If Vh1 still had that show Surreal Life, I’d give it five years before she’d be on it. Btw she’s not bisexual. She admitted to Washington Post that her as a “bisexual” and “very sexual person” is just a facade she puts on to appeal to men. I don’t blame her I guess. She has no talent and is an idiot, therefore, at this point being hot is all she has.

    To “whatever” of comment #47 About her not being fake because she often goes without makeup, you do realize that this girl has had so much plastic surgery she hardly looks like the same person right? If not go to youtube and watch the clip of her appearance on What I Like About You.

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