Shia LeBeouf: Megan Fox’s “woman-empowerment” didn’t jibe with Michael Bay’s style


Since the females of the Transformers franchise are meant to be disposable in nature, it’s sort of amazing that anyone is even bothering to compare Rosie Huntington-Whitely to her predecessor, Megan Fox. Still, it’s pretty obvious that whereas Megan was willing to throw Michael Bay under the bus at any opportunity, Rosie is just dumber than a slab of freshly poured concrete. Last week, Kaiser called Rosie out for presenting herself as the next Angelina Jolie; and many of you responded to this interview by stating that, in comparison to Rosie, Megan Fox shall be sorely missed.

Well, Shia LeBeouf (and his banana) would like us all to know that Fox was anything but missed on the set of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Although I’m not entirely sure if Shia meant to insult Fox to the degree that it ends up happening in this quote, so I’m going to leave this one wide open to your interpretation:

Huntington-Whiteley is equipped for Bay’s brusque shooting style in a way that Fox (who in the media likened her director’s on-set behavior to Napoleon and Hitler) was not, according to LaBeouf.

“Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women,” LaBeouf said. “Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it. When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time for [LaBeouf assumes a gentle voice] ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”

Huntington-Whiteley, on the other hand, must have arched her back just right when Bay shot her in a Victoria’s Secret ad in 2009, because months after Fox’s trash-talking peaked, the director cut the actress’ character, Mikaela Banes, from the third Transformers movie and replaced her with the newcomer.

“Rosie comes with this Victoria’s Secret background, and she’s comfortable with it, so she can get down with Mike’s way of working and it makes the whole set vibe very different,” LaBeouf said.

[From Hero Complex]

Wow. Shia certainly couldn’t have been serious about “female empowerment” bit if there was a certain word (“sh-t,” most likely) that the editors felt necessary to redact. Further, the Spice Girls analogy to feminism is a complete joke, so I’m pretty sure that Shia was saying that Fox saw herself as a hopeful but ultimately disastrous crusader for female rights or some [redacted]. Ultimately, Shia’s probably being a bit too harsh for no reason, since Fox is already gone from the franchise and won’t be back. Why pull her through the muck any longer?

Let this not be a statement that I feel sorry for Megan Fox because publicly badmouthing one’s boss and expecting to keep your job is, well, a bit presumptuous to say the very least. Fox was wrong to behave that way, and if she had so many problems with working under the direction of Michael Bay, then she shouldn’t have been working for him at all. Fox had already worked with Bay on the set of Bad Boys 2, so she knew what she was getting into. My feelings are that Fox really saw herself as placed upon such a lofty perch that she couldn’t possibly face negative consequences for talking trash about her boss in front of the rest of the world. As she quickly learned, she wasn’t indispensible but then again, virtually no one is irreplaceable in any job. Rosie seems much more willing to play Bay’s game though, so she might be around for awhile.






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  1. Lala11_7 says:

    I like what Shia said about Meagan…very thoughtful…for him and he didn’t throw Megan under the bus…I LOVE THAT!!!

    Between Megan and Rosie…

    I will take Megan every day of the week!!!

  2. k says:

    I actually think this interview gives more credence to Bay’s piggishness and Fox’s disgust. She probably agreed to an action-movie script that was conspicuously devoid of those particular poses later specified by Bay while filming.

  3. the original bellaluna says:

    So basically, Bay said “Stick out your tits and ass, a la Paris, and mean it.” That’s what I’m getting from this.

    Someone send Shia to a Women’s Studies class, please, so he has some REAL examples of empowered women. FYI, tool: we don’t walk around in booty shorts with our tits pushed up into oblivion while straddling a motorcycle and whispering “cam-shafts” to our boyfriend over the phone.

    But hearing that Fox became “uncomfortable” about what kind of message that sent sort-of makes me likes her a little. *shakes head incredulously* DAMN.

  4. jover says:

    I thought shia had some brains but really the spice girls were about selling cotton candy pop music to the masses and megafarse was eye candy for movie sales – women’s empowerment, really, I guess reality is something encountered only occasionally by hollywood celebutards.

  5. Hollowdoll says:

    Considering how much Shia loves his mom. Who he says is a strong woman and good role model I am surprised by his uneducated sounding comments. Think before you speak dumb ass. I see what he’s saying but the way he does it leaves a lot to be desired. Don’t always try to be funny and quippy.
    It takes away from the message.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Shia’s comments don’t jive with intelligent thought.

    I wouldn’t blame an actress for feeling uncomfortable in that situation, especially with Michael Bay who seems to be a disgusting a-hole. However, didn’t Megan audition for the role by washing his car (and who knows what else)? What was she expecting after that, to be treated like Dame Judy Dench?

  7. Kaboom says:

    There’s no way around it but to say that I don’t dig Rosie Whatsherface-Doublename. I think she’s quite fug when she’s not smiling and those suckerfish lips make me cringe.

  8. Hautie says:

    “So basically, Bay said “Stick out your tits and ass, a la Paris, and mean it.” That’s what I’m getting from this.”

    Yep! I am getting that too.

    Bay screaming at you to “just stick your tits out” must have gotten old real quick.

    And I see don’t see what everyone else seems to see in Shia. He just does not do it for me as a leading male. At all.

    The only movie I ever liked of his was “Holes”. I didn’t like him in Wall Street II or Indiana Jones 4.

  9. Sue says:

    (Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael”)

    Ya that why she did the movie “Jennifer Body” which she was topless in because that movie was all about female empowerment.

    Fox was Stick out her tits and ass in the Emporio Armani Underwear commercial yet were her big speech about how degrading it was, this woman is a big HYPOCRITE.

  10. DenG says:

    Fox is a huge ol’ hypocrite.

  11. solamia says:

    I think the insult goes more to Rosie, like she just sits back and spreads eagle on command.

    And Shia’s take on feminism is unsettling. lol

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    @ Hautie – To me, he will always be Stanley Yelnats. :)

  13. solamia says:

    And ps: I don’t think you can compare Megan Fox posing in underwear for photo shoots with working with Michael Bay on set. Michael Bay is a male chauvinistic pig, he is known for being demeaning to women on his set and his crew follows suit. Kate beckinsale alluded to this fact with Pearl Harbor. I find Megan boring, but her standing up to Bay in any capacity gives her brownie points in my book, cause he’s an ahole.

  14. Kasey says:

    I think I’m interpreting this along the same lines as @k and @the original bellaluna. I don’t know that Shia used the correct terminology in expressing his opinion but it sounds like he was saying Bay’s directing style was crass and crude in ways that Fox found demeaning and sexist (maybe b/c of her personality, maybe b/c of her limited experience). VS RH-W comes along and is unperturbed.

    In my opinion this is quite complementary to Fox and a bit of a put down of Bay although I don’t know that Shia intended to do the latter it seems like he was couching his comments to possibly do the former.

  15. Danny says:

    “Woman-empowerment” Please.

    Show some real power by refusing to be exploited. By refusing to participate in this process of exploitation. Or show some backbone (no pun intended) and keep your clothes on (Jennifer’s Body, Jonah Hex).

    She was chosen for the Transformers role because she killed in MacBeth, right?

  16. Quest says:

    But don’t Megan Fox always “Stick out her tits and ass, a la Paris” minus the acting in all her movies i.e. Jonas Hex

    Woman empowerment my arse and boobs…whatever

  17. Eve says:

    I’ve tried really hard to dislike Fox but I couldn’t. Yes, she’s untalented and ungrateful but I don’t think she was actually mean. She comes across as too dumb to be mean and cunning.

    I somewhat miss her.

  18. 6 says:

    Megan fox has definitely become too thin. I bought the whole “she’s just got a high metabolism” bull crap that was being feed a few months ago. The above pics show that she was thin but healthy. Those sad lingerie photos make he look like skin and bones.

  19. serena says:

    So, he’s saying that Rosie can do all of the dirty poses and things Megan could not (or wouldn’t) because she was a model for a famous it? So he’s calling her a “professional slut” ?
    Anyway I’m on Megan’s side this time. Hard to believe, but if she was treated like that than she’s done right leaving it.
    Rosie seems like a dumb doll, her face has even less expressions than Megan (and that’s a lot).

  20. lolab says:

    I don’t think it was about Megan and female empowerment or feminism or anything like that. It’s more about the well documented fact that Michael Bay creates a work environment for women that sucks. This is the same guy who made her wash his car in a bikini while he filmed before hiring her. Megan should have expected what she got with working with Michael Bay, but he’s still a total tool.

  21. wonderwoman21 says:

    I think most (almost all) have the female roles sexualized, but maybe Michael Bay was just a real pig at directing. Megan probably isn’t against ‘sexy’ roles but rather Bay himself. I can imagine he’s likely a crude pervert who sees women as a sexual object to push his fantasies on.

  22. k says:

    totally agree with solarnia #13

  23. Sue says:

    solamia@ If Michael Bay is such a male chauvinistic pig than why did Megan work for him twice and why put down Rosie for doing the same thing Fox did by starring in “Transformers 3″. He made her wash his car in a bikini while he filmed before hiring her than why take the role if you know he was an big?

    Fox only said something after Bay made her millions and a house hold name, now if she would have spoken up after the whole car washing in bikini thing and hadn’t taken the role I could have some respect for her but she didn’t so I have none.

  24. k says:

    I’m not a Fox fan, but if you compare her with other female “actresses” around her age, she’s relatively low-key, loves her step-son to death, and does not have any big scandals under her belt (to my knowledge) except perhaps her mouthy interviews.

  25. k says:

    @ Sue #22: Megan Fox is young. You remember being that young? When I was in my early 20s, it took me a while sometimes to figure out that I was in a bad place, around bad people. Maybe she’s a hypocrite, or maybe she was in denial until more recently about the Michael Bay situation.

  26. GeekChic says:

    I actually feel sorry for Megan. She’s offered this multi-million dollar franchise, which must be near-impossible to turn down for a struggling actress. But at the same time she’s sort of selling her soul in working with the chauvinistic asshole Michael Bay. It couldn’t have been easy to be degraded like that every single day for months, to be seen as a walking set of tits and ass.

    Yes, one could argue that she knew what she was getting in to, but at the same time, would you turn down the chance to finally make it big, if that were your dream? It’s a catch-22: if she says no, then she might never accomplish her goals, but if she says yes, then she’s selling out to an asshole sexist.

    Shia’s delivery was certainly questionable, but I think he was actually complimenting her. Still, the Spice Girls? Really? Is that the best you could come up with, Shia? Ugh.

  27. bluhare says:

    So this Rosie person is supposed to be hot and sexy? Lord. She looks dumb as a box of rox and has a leech sucking the life out of her through her upper lip!

  28. jess says:

    can someone please peel that slug off of rosie whats-her-name’s upper lip?


  29. Malia says:

    Are you guys seeing the real message that Shia unknowingly delivered here?

    Rosie will do what Michael says without question. Megan talked, she questioned-the nerve of her! And god forbid a woman talk on set with her silly babbling cause Michael Bay has a film to shoot and doesn’t have time for “fluffy talk!”

    God..someone needs to get punched in the nads. It doesn’t get any more patronizing and ” a woman needs to know her place” than that.

  30. Elizabeth says:

    “Spice-Girl strength, woman empowerment shit”.

    Really. Really? I’d take Megan over Shia LeDouche any day.

    There is nothing wrong with a woman telling the world she’s uncomfortable with the way her boss treated her, even if the woman is Megan Fox.

  31. Eleonor says:

    Megan wasn’t fired because of he feminist opinion. She didn’t stand up for women’s right saying “I don’t want to be a sexual object anymore”, she was fired because of her unprofessional badmouthing:
    “He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him. He’s vulnerable and fragile in real life and then on set he’s a tyrant.” That’s what she said, I cant’ see feminism in these quote.

  32. zesty says:

    Bay’s a pig, and she was a really young wannebe actress who sounds like she was also trying to keep her self-respect. Good for her. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen her in anything other than that Hope and Faith sitcom. She looks cute in these photos. That Rosie person…not so much.

  33. Sue says:

    K@ If what you say is true than agian why put down Rosie for doing what Fox did Rosie is young and in her 20′s? and I’m not saying you are.

    GeekChic@So accomplish your goals by selling you soul than bitching about it later? I have no respect or sympathy for her.

  34. Malia says:

    re: fox quote in 32: lol, omg, that quote from megan made me like her more now. I mean she’s pulling a michael bay on michael bay, taunting him that in real life, when he’s not in his controlled environment with his crew, he’s socially backwards and weird. She’s being patronizing ON TOP of insulting with that “endearing” comment. Stop it Megan, before I end up actually liking you for real. LOL

  35. Jezi says:

    @ITA GreekChic I am not a huge Megan Fox fan, I liked her in this franchise but I can see the conflict. She hasn’t really done much lately and if she really wanted to sell her soul to the devil she would’ve signed on for this movie but she didn’t. I respect that and can’t blame her.

  36. Zoya says:

    Ladouche sounds a little bitter, probably because Megan severed their flirtatious friendship after he didn’t stick up for her. little did he know he never had a chance anyways… she was just vying for male attention.

    God knows I’m not a fan, but regardless I applaud Fox for calling out a misogynist in a position of power. sure, she’s a walking contradiction for constantly dehumanizing herself to appeal to the male gaze, and most of the crap she says is a desperate plea for attention, but that doesn’t make it okay for the likes of Bay to treat women like shit.

  37. Reality says:

    What a douche. How patronizing to reference the effing spice girls, as if they’re the feminist zeitgeist of empowerment.

  38. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I thought she didn’t sign on because she was fired.

  39. Eve´s Friday says:

    Don´t care about Shia, overreated young actor.

    I didn´t know that Michael Bay was such an idiot. That´s pretty bad. You can work with sexy women (anyone) without disrespect them. It´s called being civilized, at minimum.

    Transformers are such a ridiculous franchising, really. Compared to others such as X-Men (theme of this friday), this is boys-only masturbation entertaining.


  40. Shay says:

    All the ‘actresses’ chosen by Bay have to most likely ‘lie’ down for him anyway.

  41. RocketMerry says:

    I agree with @k .
    Shia seems to be explaining why Fox had problems with Bay (and maybe tried to get fired from the merchandise by trah talking him…?).
    I’ll get that maybe she thought the director owed her a bit more respect as a woman. If so, good for her. More women should realize that they should not succumb to men’s sexualized vision of the world.

  42. benny says:

    I don’t know what really happened, but SOMETIMES actors don’t have any say about appearing in a sequel, because their contracts for the first movie bind them to future sequels. If an actor wants “out” of a sequel, they risk a big lawsuit. It’s possible that Fox WANTED to be fired, if that was her only way out. Or, she doesn’t understand business, and that if you bad-mouth the boss you can be fired.

    At the end of the day, I think Bay is a pig, Rosie must give good head and it got her a job, Fox deservedly got fired for bad-mouthing the boss, the boss deserved the bad-mouthing, and I wasn’t going to watch Transformers 3 anyway.

  43. Trillion says:

    Micheal Bay. The name synonymous with Hookers, Cocaine, and extravagantly horrible movies.

  44. Sue says:

    The reason why I have no sympathetic for Fox is because right after college I was going for a job interview the pay and work hours were really good specially for a just getting out of college but the guy interviewing me was flirting and looking at my boobs the whole time and wasn’t paying attention to anything I had to say. Two days later when they called saying I get the job I turned it down, that ass was going to be my boss and I was not going to put myself in a situation where I was most likely going to be harassing and make to feel uncomfortable, I don’t see why any woman would unless they no other way to support their family.

    She was fired than after the announcements Fox made a statement saying she didn’t what to do it anyway.

    By the way I’m loving all the Rosie hate and love for Fox when she did the same thing Fox did now such hypocritical post, If Rosie Is a slut and a whore then so is Fox.

  45. Cherry Rose says:

    I’m actually on Team Megan for this. She was young, she was looking for her entrance in Hollywood, and this was the perfect opportunity. I’m sure she also got the impression that the way she was treated by Michael Bay was the norm for making movies.

    Rosie however, gets no sympathy for me. I’m not trying to sound mean or anything, but the girl is a Victoria Secrets model. It’s not like she’s never been exposed to douchebags like Michael Bay.

    And I’m pretty sure she’s heard the stories about how Michael Bay treats his actresses on set, and even how some (like Megan) had to audition for their roles.

    This is why people are Team Megan on this one. Rosie knows full and well how Megan was treated and how Michael Bay is, yet she still decided to take the role.

    Unlike Megan, Rosie has more connections (including her boyfriend) to be able to get movie roles. Megan was just starting out and was virtually unknown.

    Hopefully this will be the only time I ever defend Megan.

  46. loveyourwork says:

    BRAVO @Benny and @Cherry Rose

    “At the end of the day, I think Bay is a pig, Rosie must give good head and it got her a job, Fox deservedly got fired for bad-mouthing the boss, the boss deserved the bad-mouthing, and I wasn’t going to watch Transformers 3 anyway.”

    could NOT have said it better myself.

  47. Lenore says:

    Those two pictures of Rosie H-W, she really reminded me of someone and I couldn’t figure out who… and then, I figured it out.

    Tell me there’s not a remarkable resemblance here:

  48. fizXgirl314 says:

    This makes Fox look very good actually. It also makes that idiot Bay look like the scum that he is. I’m so sick of women being exploited and this guy seems to do it without shame. Imagine you were the young lady this guy was directing. Perhaps “Hitler” would be the best thing I’d say about this jackass!

  49. blaugaro says:

    I totally agree with Kasey, fizXgirl314 and some of the comments here. What Shia is doing is defending Megan against Bay: she may not always be right, but she has her proud and Bay is simply a pig. And I like Shia more now for having said that.

  50. melikesit says:

    I get what Shia was going for I do think he was trying to defend Megan but his delivery was all wrong. I can see Megan growing increasingly uncomfortable having to deal with Bay. And it’s not like she’s never had issues with or spoken out about the treatment of women in HW. She has issues, but I’ll always have some love for her for calling out Disney and others for how they treated some of those Disney girls whose pics were leaked.
    IIRC she was rather disgusted that people automatically jumped right to victimblaming, calling for the careers and heads of the girls and completely ignored that some freak(s) sat on nude pics of underage girls (for a couple years in one case) before selling/leaking them for the sole purpose of hurting and humiliating them.

  51. Flan says:

    So Shia is pissed that a woman feels uncomfortable with being treated like a lust-object?

    Guys like that are usually the first to cry murder when something small happens to themselves.

    Major douche, will stay away from his films as far as possible.

  52. Ruby says:

    Sticks and stones! Fox is sort of like the female John Mayer. I think both have something to offer in the entertainment industry. Both are probably fairly intelligent human beings. But how they articulate their thoughts make you think WTF! Fox obviously took drama classes and my bff took them as a kid because her mother wanted her to speak like a 70 year old man. So she is a 27 year old that speaks like a linguistics professor. Don’t celebs take media training? I mean I say dumb things- just thinking out loud but I have never had the opportunity to to be taught how to speak- apart from a slap across the head from my parents and then corrected.
    Note to self put kiddies in drama classes

  53. Mouse says:

    #6 – Agreed.

  54. Shy says:

    Really Shia? Michael Bay was the one who make her appear almost naked in every magazine photo shoot she did? Because we don’t remember a single cloth on photo shoot. In every one she lying there in her bra and panties.

    She was so shy and afraid to look sexual that she went to do all those plastic surgeries so that she would look even more sexier :)

    And as time has proven – that IS the only thing she is capable of. She can’t act at all. Michael Bay has somehow made famous this stupid and completely untalanted ordinary chick. If he would not take her in Transformers then her career would probably stuck as playing sexy furniture in those rappers videos where they have like 50 sexy chicks dancing in the background.

    Somehow we don’t see Megan choosing roles like some ordinary girl without tons of makeup in some small indie movies. And it’s easy to find one. We only see her the ones where she will have tons of make up and run around in sexy cloth.

    Yeah, and then Megan goes naked to do another photo session and then complains that people see her only as sexy brainless chick. Then don’t pose naked idiot.

  55. nnn says:

    I really don’t care about her. Plus Megan has already complained that she wants to be considered as a serious actress.

    However her choices don’t fit what she said. If you want to stand up for your right as a woman who wants to be considered seriously in your job, don’t play prostitute and get nacked in movies, don’t accept to be a lingerie model, don’t undress in your interview picture, make everything in your power to erase that perception, to cut the mold, ect…

    Just don’t accept BIMBO roles and being a sexy furniture in EVERY movie you DELIBERATLY sign for. She is not a sophomore anymore, she can’t say she doersn’t know better. She has been in the business long enough to know better.

    I remembered a great actress complaining that she was always casted as a furniture and weak woman : Madeleine Stowe, yet Madeleine didn’t play sluts or prostitute and had talent to boot..

    Megan don’t understand that she has no talent but to be beautiful because she has made an early choice to be casted as such MORE THAN ONCE. Her dumb interview reinforced the feeling. She keeps on making that choice, she keeps on reinforcing the typecasting because she offers nothing else and agree to it as long as she signed her contract, AS LONG AS THE MONEY she is given is more important than those womanly consideration that she often spouts.

    Her mantra just doesn’t add up. She changes her features all the time like a bimbo would do who only bet on her physical appearance to make a living. She had a choice. She could take acting lessons if she wants too, cut her hair if she wants too, change her appearance, get bigger and go to casting for those empowering roles in serious independant movies. But she doesn’t.

    Yet she will take any storyline given to her where she is required to undress herself and play dumb because of ?


    So i don’t feel sorry for her and don’t beleive in that empowering mantra.

  56. blaugaro says:

    Flan, either I don’t get your comment, or you don’t get Shia: He is not pissed. And he hasn’t said Megan is a feminist, he said she is a woman with some proud who was not comfortable been treated like a sex toy.

  57. mln76 says:

    Well I think Fox was unprofessional and ungrateful and showed a real hubris in thinking she could trash him with zero consequence… but I still think Bay is an asshole.

  58. ADS says:

    This interview says more about Shia than it does about Meaga. Shia comes across as a prize pick.

  59. jenni says:

    Shia has single-handedly made me see Megan Fox in a better way. I’d be so proud of that assessment of my personal character if I were her. Shia sounds too clueless (yet observant) to be blowing smoke up anyone’s butt. I did see the first TRANSFORMERS and I did note that “that new girl” had more personality/strength to her than most girls in those type films.

  60. nnn says:

    I think when someone isn’t it anymore, people tend to be more tolerant towards that person and have selective memory cause I remembered clearly, Megan saying the contrary that Shia is saying now.

    She said in one of her dumb interview, something along the line : that every actor/actress is like a prostitiute, selling their body for money and that actresses should feel empowered when being used as sex toys and being undressed, that basicly using sex and their body in movies should make them feel more powerful than men and that is good, since according to her men are pigs.

    Megan not only did advertised herself as a sex toy, she basicly prided herself being one of them and advised women/actresses to take pride in being one too.

    So either Shia is lying, either she is. The thing is, her choices and roles speak volumes when it comes to so called empowering of women which for Megan’s own mouth equal to using sex and take pride of the power it gives women towards men.

  61. Riana says:

    Anyone seriously defending Megan because she ‘stood up for her rights as a woman’ is joking themselves.

    Michael Bay is an ass but I also hate when women jump on the ‘ooh a woman is doing this because she’s a feminist and trying to be strong!’ bandwagon.

    Oh you poor deluded women, read between the lines.

    Megan and Bay are the same animal, one wants to see the young taut bodies spread out for him and the other makes her money off being that young taut body. Megan unfortunately is an idiot, she runs her mouth, offends many, and doesn’t know when to act with some class and tact.

    She not only auditioned in her bikini, she danced nearly naked in BBII, went for 2 more of Bay’s movies, filled her pockets with plenty of money and then wanted to be bratty and shoot off her mouth because she felt untouchable. Well…ass meet ass, Bay shut her down and dismissed her because she is nothing more than a pretty face who was willing to bend over and pose anyway he wanted.

    Spare me the ‘she didn’t enjoy being portrayed that way’ since leaving Bay and the franchise she’s starred in 2 more T&A movies and posed in glorious soaking wet, licking lips glory.

    In other words…Shia is dismissing Megan by saying she was happy to bend over for as long as she made money and when she got too comfortable then she wanted to be a ‘Spice Girl’ and pretend she was merely defending herself.

  62. MrsOdie2 says:

    In Hollywood, there is no behavior deemed unacceptable by a man if his films make money. Hell, Roman Polanski can still be nominated for Oscars while in exile to avoid prison on a rape conviction. I doubt that Michael Bay told Megan Fox to “stick out her tits.” I’ll bet the language he uses is far more crude. He probably sounds like he’s narrating a XXX porno when he talks to his actresses.

    And as long as his movies make money, there is nothing ANYONE can do about it. Because for every woman who doesn’t want to be treated this way, there are 5,000 actress wannabes standing outside his office who will do ANYTHING to be in movies.

    And Bay did not “make” Megan Fox wash his car. She had the choice to say no. Now that she has some power of her own, she develops ethics? Convenient. She became a star because she’s sexy, not talented. Now she wants to be something else. That’s fine. Taking a stand in her industry is a fool’s errand. People want to work in movies way too bad. If Michael Bay wanted to hire an actress he could take a big dump on during lunch every day, he’d have a hundred resumes. Maybe a thousand.

  63. kapser says:

    I can’t abide Fox, but LaBeuf’s public statements and actions constantly read like someone who is overcompensating for an eensy-teensy penis.

  64. ZenB!tch says:

    Megan Fox as the poster child for feminism? Megan Fox uncomfortable with Victoria’s Secret’s sexuality? That is hilarious. She can’t take a photo without her mouth being in bj ready position. She was probably uncomfortable that Michael Bay wanted PG-13 sexuality and not XXX.

  65. ZenB!tch says:

    On the flipside, IMHO Rosie whatever is not hot. Her lips attempting to get in Megan pose just look gross.

  66. ZenB!tch says:

    And lastly Michael Bay (Shia isn’t worth my commentary): Michael Bay is an asshole. He’s sexist. He dates Playboy models and drives Ferraris, as women we all know the type. I’ve disliked him as a person so long that I think I Megan’s age when I first learned to dislike him.

    Kate Benkinsale, handled him in a very classy way. She told the press what he was like without being offensive. She chose not to compare him to Hitler (that’s offensive) and she went on to have a career after Bay. She also did not purposely lie to the press about her sex life (when its none of their business to begin with) by first more or less claiming to be a bisexual slut then trying to come off as the closest thing in Hollywood to the Virgin Mary. I actually believe the latter which makes her come across as even more hypocritical by creating a slutty image for herself and then realizing it’s backfiring so she takes on Bay in her usually classless way. Why does she tank at the box office when there are no giant robots, hunks like Tyrese and Josh D and neat explosions to back her up? No one can stand her thanks to her big mouth.

    Kate B and ScarJo are the only women in Michael Bay movies I remember. I’ve not seen all of them but only Liv Tyler comes to mind. I don’t remember any of them being over-sexualized, let alone skanky.

    Bay was looking for a certain type here. Megan Fox fit the bill. She knew the minute she put on too much make up and booty shorts that she was not going to get the same ON SCREEN treatment as Kate Beckinsale, just the same off screen derision.

    People forget that Megan has actually worked in THREE MOVIES with Michael Bay (no other woman would do that to herself).

    She was the super classy “Stars-and-Stripes Bikini Kid Dancing Under Waterfall (uncredited)” in Bad Boys II. When she was 17, (how DID she get that role?). She knew what she was getting into.

  67. ZenB!tch says:

    @Sue – thank you! When someone else said “remember being that young” My reaction was “I remember not being an idiot” Your post reminded me of an example… I was interviewed by some old pig (yes in THE BIZ) for some low paid entry level grunt job. He kept asking me some weird questions that had nothing to do with the job and I now know are totally illegal.

    When he asked me who I lived with I said “My lesbian lover and my twin doberman Brun and Hilde” and walked out -(OK I probably said “Broom and Hilda”)

    Michael Bay would have fired me on Day 1 or given him a cocaine induced caused him a major coronary.

    So no, I wasn’t classy in my early 20s but I wasn’t going to put up with it either.

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