Megan Fox: I wouldn’t be seen as a ‘sympathetic victim’ if I told my Me Too stories

Leggy Megan Fox has lunch at Milos in NYC

Megan Fox is back with a new Travel Channel show, Legends of the Lost. It’s sort of based on one of Megan’s big loves, which is “all of the Ancient Aliens programming.” If you’ve never seen Ancient Aliens, you need to, because those shows are super-enjoyable. How did the pyramids get made? Aliens. Who was Jesus? An alien. Why are the dinosaurs extinct? Aliens. And on and on. Well, Megan loves that show and she wanted to host her own version of it, so she pitched Legends of the Lost, with herself in the host/Indiana Jones role. She also executive produced the show, and she’s been promoting it for weeks. She chatted with the New York Times about ancient mysteries and Me Too and more. Some highlights:

How the show happened: A few years back, Megan Fox awoke to an epiphany: “I think that I can find the ark of the covenant,” she told herself. “I’ve always been really been passionate about ancient peoples and ancient religions and ancient magic practices, not knowing what to do with it. And so I started pitching a show. I feel drawn into archaeological mysteries, and I feel that I have a purpose there. If it’s to be a literal Indiana Jones, who’s to say?”

The book that changed everything: “I had never read Erich von Däniken’s book [“Chariots of the Gods”], and that’s the first time I had ever heard of the ancient astronaut theory [which posits that extraterrestrials brought their pyramid- and monolith-building technologies to Earth during prehistoric times]. It expanded my consciousness about things I had always questioned and provided a stepping stone to keep exploring.

Whether the public owes her a retroactive apology in the wake of Me Too: “I mean, that’s a lovely sentiment, and I appreciate that. [Long pause] I don’t know that I want to feel anything about it because my words were taken and used against me in a way that was — at that time in my life, at that age and dealing with that level of fame — really painful. I don’t want to say this about myself, but let’s say that I was ahead of my time and so people weren’t able to understand. Instead, I was rejected because of qualities that are now being praised in other women coming forward. And because of my experience, I feel it’s likely that I will always be just out of the collective understanding. I don’t know if there will ever be a time where I’m considered normal or relatable or likable.

She doesn’t know if she would be seen as a sympathetic victim: “Even with the #MeToo movement, and everyone coming out with stories — and one could assume that I probably have quite a few stories, and I do — I didn’t speak out for many reasons. I just didn’t think based on how I’d been received by people, and by feminists, that I would be a sympathetic victim. And I thought if ever there were a time where the world would agree that it’s appropriate to victim-shame someone, it would be when I come forward with my story. No [there’s nothing I want to say], because I also feel like I’m not the universal hammer of justice. This is not to say that other people shouldn’t do what they feel is right. But in my circumstance, I don’t feel it’s my job to punish someone because they did something bad to me.

Raising three sons: “I’m the window through which they see all women now. I’m the introduction to the divine feminine. And if they feel safe with me as the main woman in their life, it’s likely they’ll feel safe with women in general. If they see their father being respectful of me, it’s likely that that’s what they’ll think all men should do. It sounds simple. It’s probably not.

[From The New York Times]

“Let’s say that I was ahead of my time and so people weren’t able to understand. Instead, I was rejected because of qualities that are now being praised in other women coming forward.” I don’t know, I think she’s right? We saw it unfold in real time, and of course Megan wasn’t a perfect victim and of course she *also* behaved unprofessionally, etc, but the truth is still the same: Michael Bay sexually harassed her and then when she tried to talk about it, Steven Spielberg ordered Bay to fire Fox. And that’s just what we know about, because she talked about it at the time. She was ahead of her time, however messy. Justice 4 Megan Fox.

Leggy Megan Fox has lunch at Milos in NYC

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  1. Veronica S. says:

    Honestly? Yeah. I think she’s a perfect example of a sexy woman trained to be part of the boy’s club, only to find out the hard way what happens when you step out of line. And because she played the game for awhile, people don’t have the sympathy they should because of the underlying misogyny that says attractive women’s bodies are public property.

    • Dessi says:

      Nice victim blaming you got going there.

      • Person3514 says:

        How do you get victim blaming from that statement?

      • Veronica S. says:

        You may want to reread my post again if you think victim blaming was the intent there. My point was that women get punished no matter what way they attempt to navigate patriarchal norms.

      • em says:

        Dessi, let’s just say you misunderstood the above comment.

      • Dessi says:

        “sexy woman trained to be part of the boy’s club, only to find out the hard way what happens when you step out of line”

        I think this statement could’ve been better phrased, that’s all.

    • hunter says:

      Agreed, this is essentially exactly what she’s saying. She’s very self-aware and quite intelligent.

      I don’t fault her at all for this and I entirely agree with her. She’s basically saying she knows it is BS she can’t step forward because the backlash would be so extreme it isn’t’ worth it.

    • Parigo says:

      I think she knows she’s still not the perfect victim because she’s working again with her abuser and even said she and Bay were like best friends now.

  2. Miles says:

    She’s right. In fact, I think even if she told her story now, people wouldn’t be sympathetic to her.

    • KLO says:

      Very interesting, I agree. For the reason that she is and always was very attractive and sexy, and built her acting career on that (I think she is a good enough actress, but no way would she be as successful if not for her good looks).

      And now she is “ungrateful” for the very reason for her success, so to speak. This is not the way i think in my mind but the subconscious can go there.

      The other reason sexual abuse in the acting industry is so sad that the ones who were abused and then found success, can never know if they would have achieved what they achieved without letting those who called the shots on their career do those bad things to them.

      Lastly, I have experienced firsthand that there generally is no sympathy for the first whistleblower. Kill the messenger, so to speak. Were they right or not.

    • AppleTartin says:

      I think if Megan wanted to do an interview with someone like Ronan Farrow who could put it in the right context and humanize her. Remember it took Ronan over a year of investigating to publish the Les Moonves and HW exposes. What she did was throw out a bomb with no context or full story. So then the big bad Spielberg wolf could twist the word “nazi” against her as antisemitism. I think if her story came out the right way she would get more sympathy and understanding from society and Hollywood. But then again, she went right back under Bay’s thumb and the Boy’s Club rule book to be in Ninja Turtles. So who knows if she really wants to push the women’s agenda or just get paid to retire early.

    • Darla says:

      I have always been sympathetic to her and it’s because of her that I have such a low opinion of Bay, and it really turned me off to Spielberg as well. I think it’s so sad she feels this way. Sadder that some women gave her cause to.

  3. MrsBump says:

    Sadly i think she’s right.
    She had that sort of “aggressive” sexuality (for lack of a better word) that is threatening to women. Women like other women to be beautiful in a more approachable, modest, self deprecating way. I think it says more about us and the standards that we set for other women than about her.
    There is a lot of think about in the way she was treated by other women.

    • otaku fairy says:

      “Women like other women to be beautiful in a more approachable, modest, self deprecating way.” Not all of us and not always, but you’ve definitely got a point. We’re trained to not only see ourselves as superior to and more completely human than women who are less sexually modest/pure (or whatever other euphemism people are more comfortable with) than we are, but to see them as scapegoats. We’re socialized to blame them for the oppression and abuse women and girls face. It starts fairly early in life too. #WhyWeNeedSexPositiveFeminism

      • OriginalLala says:

        yes, it’s hard to de-program yourself from that kind of thinking. I have been working on it most of my adult life!

      • Kerfuffle says:

        Women are supposed to be beautiful but not show that it takes any effort; they’re supposed to be humble about it but not TOO humble; sexy but not “slutty”; smart but not a know-it-all; have enough naïveté that it’s charming but not have to have everything explained to her; and of course be nice to everyone all the time.

        Megan was openly sexual (big shock when you see how early she was sexualized on freaking film, let alone in life) and has always been brittle. She’s bitchy and world weary, even when she was 21. And she’s insecure enough that she felt it necessary to remodel her face. This woman was not the perfect victim, even worse she became a perfect punching bag. She is one of those people that it was okay to beat down, especially since she ran afoul of both Michael Bay and Stephen Spielberg. Looking back in hindsight, it really makes me mad the way she was treated as a disposable plaything. That is goddamn sad.

    • elo320 says:

      Her looks and sex appeal definitely played a part – just look at how much hate Angelina gets from women online, even though she’s spent many years helping the most vulnerable women on earth – women and girls in war zones.

      That said, she might’ve grown up and stepped away from the limelight in recent years, but if you remember her interviews and general image from 10-5 years ago, she wasn’t exactly a girls’ girl. Her whole vibe was very similar to that of Emily Ratajkowski now, always sexy, always perfect, always denying any plastic surgery, always pretending her sexiness that she obviously spends hours a day working for is completely accidental,. She came off as the kind of girl who’d flirt with your boyfriend in front of you, then pretend nothing happened. She described herself as a nerd and literally said she had no girlfriends in the industry and preferred to hang out with men. She called herself psychotic. Can’t get more cliche than this.

      A lot of her quotes were incredibily stupid too, and she would not stop giving interviews that just made things worse and worse. This quote springs to mind in particular: “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who was bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never want to sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.” – That didn’t win her any fans for sure. I think by the time the interview about Bay came, the public’s patience for her was pretty much non-existent basically.

      • MrsBump says:

        The “girl’s girl” thing is exactly what i was referring to and precisely what is wrong in the way most women (including myself) judged her.
        We couldn’t relate to her, either because of her beauty which was too “in your face” for us to stomach, she wasn’t a saint constantly pictured doing charity work (neither are most of us) and she wasn’t an intellectual, making it easy for us to look down on and mock. Basically female opinion about Meghan could be generalised as “yes she’s beautiful but she dresses like a sl*t and we may not look like her, but at least we’re more intelligent”.
        Regardless of her comments about aliens etc, she shows remarkable insight and it’s been a while since something said by a celebrity has made me pause and review my own biases.

      • elo320 says:

        I don;t think we’re speaking of the same thing, actually. I have zero problem with women being sexy, sexual, or “sl*tty”. None whatsoever. There’s lots of women in the media however, and Megan Fox is a poster girl for them, who made their entire careers on alienating other women and pandering strictly to men and their fantasies, often throwing women under the bus to get male approval. You can’t act like this and then cry that women don’t have your back.

        A “girls’ girl” can absolutely by beautiful, sexy and sexual to me but she can’t be a “cool girl”, that’s the total opposite of a girls’ girl. Megan can play the victim now and act like women betrayed her, but it’s her own shtick that bit her in the *ss.

      • otaku fairy says:

        “There’s lots of women in the media however, and Megan Fox is a poster girl for them, who made their entire careers on alienating other women… often throwing women under the bus to get male approval.”

        I don’t think that part really applies to Emily Ratajkowski; I only remember a little bit of Megan’s interviews from her early days, so besides that one dumb quote about bisexual women that someone mentioned, it’s hard to judge how much of what you’re saying is true in her case vs. how much of it is the fact that people automatically get defensive when ANY young woman who’s considered a ‘ho’ talks about being treated poorly by women.
        There definitely is pressure on women to be silent about girl-on-girl misogynistic abuse and sexual bullying in the name of ‘unity’. Sometimes the pressure comes from outside of the feminist movement, (MRA propaganda) and sometimes it comes from within. There are feminists (some identify as ‘radical feminists’) who have taken to branding any woman who disagrees with, calls out or doesn’t tolerate the misogynistic abuse as ‘Cool Girls’- even when those women call out men for that behavior too. It’s a way for desensitized Good Girls to pedestal themselves as the only ‘real feminists’ and get away with punching down from their elevated positions on the hymen-archy.
        Megan was wrong in some of what she said, but I don’t think she’s wrong now in saying that some women- some liberal and feminist- screwed her over because of their own internalized misogyny as well. I can’t name 5 A-list or B-list women who weren’t automatically painted as ‘enemies’ or ‘dangers’ to other women and girls because of their ‘Slut Walk’ ways. Both sexes were complicit.

    • Veronica S. says:

      She also played her “cool girl” card for much of her early career, which alienated other demographics of women. It’s a shame because I’ve known women like her; I’ve seen that kind of internalized misogyny in action. I know how men build them up to be “better” than other women, let them think that they’re part of the club, and then the inevitable backlash when they act – god forbid – human is so ugly and unhappy. She learned the lesson the hardest way possible, and I doubt anybody provided half of the empathy she deserved.

    • KLO says:

      It`s really funny to me how I never found Megan Fox to be aggressive in any kind of way. In everything i have seen here, I saw her as a beautiful, energetic young woman. Where was the “aggression”?

      Was she demanding guys stare at her legs at gunpoint when she was wearing short shorts?
      This is crazy.

    • Carrie says:

      This comment section is enlightening and not in a good way.

      I have sympathy for Megan Fox and have from the beginning. I’m glad she is doing well.

  4. Jay says:

    I’m not going to comment on her Me Too comment because as much as I’d hope we were all sympathetic we also don’t have the best track record with Megan Fox who was humiliated for years by Michael Bay and everyone was like meh.

    That being said I WILL shade her tremendously for this crap aliens built the pyramids book she’s citing as expanding her consciousness. White people will do THE MOST to avoid giving ancient POC civilizations credit for amazing feats of architecture and development. Egyptian slaves built the pyramids. They used a ramp and complex pulley system to do it. There are records of the workers striking in what is perhaps the first documented labor fight because they wanted a substance that was loosely translated to SUNSCREEN.

    Stop this, Meghan. It’s a horrible look. I hope I’d work through general social misogynist programming to be sympathetic to your MeToo story but I am NOT sympathetic to you for this garbage.

    • Kerfuffle says:

      Former child star with pretty much no education turns to superstition because she lacks critical thinking skills, and that’s where you focus your rage? Megan’s weird fixation on aliens and mystical is just another example of the way that people in her life failed her. It’s actually really sad when you think about it.

      • Renee2 says:

        I don’t know, I kind of agree with Jay. And couldn’t we say the same thing about Tom Cruise??? He is dyslexic and as a result didn’t do well in school, was bullied, and was subjected to living in an abusive household by his father. We have collectively very little sympathy for his fanciful religious beliefs, and his rocky beginning in life probably contributed to being suceptible to Scientology.

        Jay did express sympathy for Megan, but I think that he is right to call out her cultural Erasure, whether it is intentional or not.How else are we going to do better if these things aren’t pointed out to us?

      • eto says:

        Idk what any of that had to do with Jay’s comment. There is a solid history of this happening – Google ‘Easter Island Moai’ for an example.

      • Kerfuffle says:

        But we’re talking about a specific instance here. I look at Megan and all I can think about is all of the people in her life that failed her. I truly think that the bizarre fascination with aliens stems from that, and let’s also be honest – it’s another way that people turn her into a joke.

        And Ton Cruise has chosen to be party to literally enslaving and exploiting countless people. Where has Megan done that?

      • Kerfuffle says:

        Also, isn’t this kind of making Fox’s point for her?

    • Christina says:

      I agree, Jay. It’s sad. She should listen to historians and become a fan of documentaries on PBS if she isn’t going to read. Those can be problematic, too, but it’s a start. You don’t have to have formal education to be bookish.

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      Considering how many NBA stars of color keep giving interviews claiming the earth is flat, I think we should all just agree that massive wealth and fame at a young age with no underlying education is the real problem here.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      You know, it IS possible to sympathize with Megan’s experience in Hollywood and criticize her too. Not speaking to you Jay, but to the replies that insist we shouldn’t call her out for questionable actions and statements. She’s a grown woman after all.

      • Erinn says:

        Agreed Beach Dreams.

        And she’s a grown woman choosing to spread a bunch of crap as if it’s fact. A million people have failed the woman – but she’s an adult now, and further actions and statements aren’t automatically off limits because you have to sympathize without criticism.

        She was failed, she was taken advantage of, and it’s unfair that she doesn’t get the same kind of sympathy as other women do for the same things. But that’s one facet of her experience and of her life in general.

        Another facet is that she’s choosing to say things like “I’m the introduction to the divine feminine” and “I think that I can find the ark of the covenant” and ” I feel drawn into archaeological mysteries, and I feel that I have a purpose there” and holy narcissism! She clearly thinks that she’s set herself apart with her expanded consciousness and that she’s in some way the missing piece to mysteries that have evaded people working their entire lives to solve. People with intense backgrounds in this kind of thing, people who have devoted their entire career too. But I guess they should have just called Meg.

        And she’s promoting this show. The purpose of her interview was to promote her nonsense – so how is it unfair to comment on that?

      • Carrie says:

        Erinn, have you done any reading on trauma and the effect on the entire body system?

        I’m not attacking you for your lack of understanding, but I could. Please try viewing Megan through a sympathetic lens *underscored* by educational papers and research re: effects of trauma and violation, neglect, harm, and how long those effects last and maybe how they manifest too.

        I like Megan and glad she has survived. I hope her show does well. There is mostly awful programming everywhere, she’s hardly a threat to humanity with this. Ie. see YouTube even and that’s all free. Not to mention Facebook.

    • Keaton says:

      100% agree with everything you said: Sadly I think Megan is right regarding #MeToo and folks (like myself) who self-identify as feminists should do some self-reflection. The perfect victim doesn’t exist.

      But please stop with the Ancient Astronauts BS. I’m not going to say it’s dangerous per se but in addition to being implicitly racist it promotes the same irrational, lack of critical thinking as conspiracy mongering. And that shit is poison for democracy. Not just in America but all over the world.

      • Kerfuffle says:

        ‘I get her point BUT’ is making her point for her.

      • Keaton says:

        What are trying to say @Kerfuffle? Is your response in the wrong place?
        I agree with what Megan said about how she was treated and how she’d likely BE treated if she came out with her own #MeToo stories. My issue is with her promoting that Ancient Aliens BS.

    • Maddie says:

      I came here to say the same thing. I never watched any of those ancient aliens shows, but I always thought the aliens built the ancient structures theory is racist. White people couldn’t comprehend how the Incas or Egyptians built pyramids cause they couldn’t do it, so of course it had to be aliens. 🙄

    • Paleokifaru says:

      As a professional anthropologist and curator, I cannot thank you enough @Jay for your defense of early civilizations. It is horrifying to me the lengths that people will go to in order to discredit the intelligence, strength and ingenuity of other humans. It’s exhausting to constantly battle this nonsense in the classroom (with university students) and with the general public actively seeking out science knowledge.

      • Scylla74 says:

        I bet that at least half of the people here who are against this show believe in god.

        It is the same with Tom Cruise and scientology, or how this and that person is not a “true christian”…

        Sometimes the cognitive dissonance is mind blowing.

    • Parigo says:

      I totally agree with Jay, but I just wanted to add that some recent archeological evidence suggests that the Pyramids were not actually built by slaves, but free workers.

      Passing off anything we can’t fully explain as “must have been aliens”, is so intellectually lazy and yes, racist. Ancient societies were ingenious and capable of so much

  5. me says:

    “I don’t feel it’s my job to punish someone because they did something bad to me”.

    Really? That stood out to me. So if someone keeps doing something bad to you, you’re just supposed to do nothing? Maybe I’m misunderstanding her.

    • perplexed says:

      I don’t think that’s what she’s saying. I think she’s saying that she shouldn’t have to take public ridicule for something that the law or society in general should oppose. In the context of everything else she said, I’m inclined to think that’s what she might mean.

    • KLO says:

      @me this is not the way i read it at all. I read it more like “I will not give them any more of my time and energy. it is not my job to teach them how not to be an asshole”

  6. Kerfuffle says:

    Megan Fox got HAMMERED publicly. The way Michael Bay treated her (and had people treat her by proxy) is just horrifying in hindsight. Let’s remember that this is a man who had her audition for Transformers by coming to his house and washing his fancy car in a bikini. Jennifer’s Body has been getting a lot of re-visits lately, and Megan may actually be right in that she was ahead of her time. And her comment that it would be her luck that she would be the woman that everyone would decide it was okay to blame makes me sad because it does ring true.

    • Anners says:

      I agree. I’m revisiting the way I thought about her back in the day. I wasn’t nearly as sympathetic to her situation as she deserved, and I’m afraid I was guilty of victim blaming. I feel really bad for her – that even now she feels like she’s unable to share her experiences because she isn’t likeable or a perfect victim. It makes me want to give her a big hug and a platform.

  7. savu says:

    Yep, agreed. It’s crazy to think just how fast things have changed, in terms of how we handle these stories and the people who tell them. And it sounds like it’s fear of being vilified (even more than the average Hollywood woman) that’s part of why she doesn’t talk about more, which is sad.

  8. otaku fairy says:

    “I just didn’t think based on how I’d been received by people, and by feminists, that I would be a sympathetic victim. And I thought if ever there were a time where the world would agree that it’s appropriate to victim-shame someone, it would be when I come forward with my story.”

    That’s very sad. Even as women who are liberals and feminists we can often be so dehmanizing toward, and show such a gross lack of empathy for women/girls who don’t meet patriarchal standards of respectability and morality, as if they’re inferior. It’s awful.

  9. Renee2 says:

    I think that she is right. And Steven Spielberg is shady as f. I can’t say anything else about it because I will just become enraged and will end up typing out a long-@ss motherf*in post and I have other shit to do, lol.

  10. Case says:

    Unfortunately, I think she’s right. She was treated horribly when she spoke out against Bay all those years ago, and her career never quite recovered. Of course she perhaps didn’t handle herself “properly” when accusing him, but still. People sadly don’t like imperfect victims. Look at Amber Heard, who came forward just a year before #MeToo started picking up, and how little respect she gets while her abuser has hordes of adoring fans and continues making millions.

    I’m proud of this website for being one of the very few to understand the nuances of all this, and for believing/supporting all victims, no matter how flawed.

    • Marty says:

      Agreed. And once again, the man who actually did something wrong gets to go along unscathed.

    • dlc says:

      Very interesting that you mentioned Amber heard. She does remind me of Megan in that she was “The cool girl” a la gone girl. They thought they were honorary members of the boys club, then spoke their mind and found out they were very, very wrong. It’s sad.

  11. Valerie says:

    As wrong as it is, she’s right. She would’ve absolutely been perceived that way, and it’s SO unfair. We have to destroy the myth that attractive people can’t suffer the same injustices just because of how they look.

    • KLO says:

      being an attractive woman has its own drawbacks.

      I used to be cute when I was younger and get blamed for flirting with customers at my job when it was them who were harrassing me. I was trying to be friendly with them and not anger them in case they would cause me problems for their perceived rejection.
      And I got fired.

      Noone has it easy on this earth. A little compassion goes a long way.

  12. Lala11_7 says:

    I LOVE what she says about raising her gorjus boys…that she’s the window through which they view all women now…and it’s up to her to make sure they feel safe with women…because THAT IS SO TRUE! I wish more parents understood that about their babies….

    • Cay says:

      Maybe, but WTF is a “divine feminine”? “I’m the introduction of the divine feminine.” Seriously, what does that mean?

  13. Michel says:

    I find Megan Fox’s comments well thought out and self-aware. I like her. Now only if she could jettison that parasite BAG from her life.

  14. anniefannie says:

    The fact that she can veiw the horrific manner in which she was treated in such a dispassionate way is….impressive. It’s a shame she had to travel that lonely road alone….

    • ValiantlyVarnished says:

      That’s not impressive. It’s sad. Because in all likelihood all she has done is swallow the hurt and anger in order to just live her life. Also if she had come across as angry she would have been called “bitter” or emotional”. Women do it all the time. And it’s messed up.

  15. perplexed says:

    I think what hurt her was Steven Spielberg coming out against her. If he had supported her, I think people might have reacted differently to her. (Although I do think she is quite self-aware.)

    I remember thinking that the car video she had to do for Michael Bay was strange. That sounded like harassment. But maybe that got drowned out by Steven Spielberg getting mad at Megan Fox for calling Michael Bay “Hitler”. Even the blogs seemed more focused on the latter than the former.

    I always wondered what she saw in Brian Austin Green, but now I’m beginning to think that maybe he’s more normal than all of the other men in Hollywood ( a low bar, I know) and that’s why she loves him

    • Eleonor says:

      I think Spielberg still is one of the main reason she doesn’t talk.
      It took her years to make a sort of come back, but still she is not the huge superstar she was.

      • elo320 says:

        She’s not the superstar she was because what made her a superstar was her looks, talking about having sex with women and being a young hot thing. That shtick has a very short expiration date and usually your time is up when you get married and have 3 kids. Emily Ratajkowski took her place, among other women.

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t think she was going to be a superstar like Julia Roberts, but she definitely had a better career going on than Emily Ratajakowski. I’m not even sure Ratajakowski has a career of any kind going on, unless being an Instagram model counts as one. Fox did a sitcom, Transfomers movies, and was a lead in a movie with Amanda Seygfried. I don’t think Ratajakowski has ever been a lead in anything.

        I also think Ratajakowski’s sexuality is much more aggressive than Megan Fox’s was. I actually think Fox was tame by comparison.

    • Brie says:

      Megan started dating BAG when she was just 18 and he was like 31. He sounds just as creepy as the other perverts in Hollywood.

      • perplexed says:

        Oh never mind then. It’s just always been funny to me that David Silver could land Megan Fox.

  16. Div says:

    People were hideous and misogynistic to Megan Fox back in the day, and I suspect some of that vitriol would carry over today—especially as she is not the “perfect” victim. I feel like that is something a lot of people fail tor recognize; just because you don’t like someone, or someone says and/or does some stupid shit, doesn’t mean someone isn’t victimized. The most recent example I can think of is how people treated Eva Green when she came out with her story about being attacked by Weinstein: they often said something like “well, I’m sorry that happened but she worked with Polanski.” Yes, Eva’s work with Polanski is problematic but did not need to be brought up at all in that context and she didn’t need to be reduced/framed through the lens of that choice.

    It’s kind of shocking, in retrospect, to remember how Jezebel and some supposedly feminist writers used to talk about Fox and how the story about Bay putting her in a bikini and in some creepy poses when she was only 15 on the set of the last Bad Boys barely created a stir—much less the later shit he pulled with her.

    • xo says:

      hmmm. I’m not familiar with Jezebel, but it might be an idea for them to revisit some of their previous coverage, in light of metoo, and apologize to her.

  17. Gina says:

    Preach MFox! I think she was curbed and that hurt her career also side note not anything to do with the story but she looks stunning! I want her hair and Tessa Thompson/Janelle Monaes(sp) style!

  18. Kaye says:

    I’m not sure if Megan Fox is still having plastic surgery, but Olivia Munn looks more like her every day. I always have to read the caption to see who is who.

  19. Shannon says:

    I’ve never had strong feelings about Megan Fox, but I like her here. She sounds cool. Nobody is the “perfect victim.”

    • Catherine says:

      Fox always reminded me of that girl in high school, the ‘hot chick’ all the guys, jocks and nerds and weirdos, flirted with. And all the girls thought was a slut or airhead. Then you ended up in gym class with her and found out she was actually really cool, nice, smart, funny, and could see through everyone’s BS. She was real. I always remember those girls. They were bosses in their own way and the rest of us were too busy making assumptions and passing judgement.

  20. Pandy says:

    Always thought she was great and could care less if she had plastic surgery – the end results are beautiful! And of course she’s right in what she says. And for the “not educated so she’s promoting aliens” snobs – leave her alone. Lots of people like to fantasize about how our world was created. It’s more plausible than a simple carpenter who fed thousands from one fish when you think about it. She’s not hurting anyone. Don’t watch her show!

  21. Alyse Leitao says:

    Actually, as a Feminist, I would love to hear her story and support her.

    Just because you fit a traditionally feminine/sexy type, and/or put yourself in *insert victim blaming situation* doesn’t mean Feminists (the one’s who truly support equity and equality for all) aren’t here to support and believe you.

    You don’t owe the world a story, but don’t perpetuate the Feminazi myth!

  22. em says:

    I’m actually really glad she has brought this up years later. Now I am completely reconsidering her statement in a new light (I was a bit too young at the time to appreciate her comments fully). Ya, she was a victim. And then she was further victimized simply…. for being a victim. I actually love her after reading this interview. I would like to hear more, and I would like Michael Bay to explain his actions – though he can’t and he won’t. So, Team Megan Fox! (P.s. if she ever reads what we say I think she should elaborate. We will listen and you will have our sympathies).

  23. Suz says:

    She did speak out not long after the abuse she suffered (with videographic proof) on Transformers and whatshisface acting like the victim afterward. I get why she feels no one would listen to her.

  24. Ellis says:

    Of course she still can’t say anything. If you want to be a working actress in Hollywood, you have to keep your mouth shut. During the Harvey Weinstein blow up, the silence of the most successful actresses in Hollywood was deafening. I wonder how many of them have signed NDA’s? After all the fuss, the law eliminating NDA’s that benefit only the most heinous of beasts, did not pass in California. Nothing has changed. A lot of righteous indignation for a while…pause…pause… wait till everyone forgets: business as usual. And a huge part of business in Hollywood is using actresses as disposable objects, which they are made to feel that they are. Circle back to “if you want to be a working actress in Hollywood, you have to keep your mouth shut.”

  25. Yawn says:

    She’s not wrong… sad as that may be…

  26. Zee says:

    OK EL0320. How on earth, a girl can or should be beautiful, sexy and sexual to you, another girl and other girls, I’m assuming heterosexual but not to men? And why can’t she be cool at the same time?
    I swear this whole divide between men and women, that so many women perpetue it’s just not right.
    Remember being a feminist doesn’t mean being a “girl’s girl” or seeing men as the only enemy. I would have thought that by now, we’ll be past it! SMH poor Megan indeed!

  27. Ula says:

    hahaha! OF COURSE she believes in ancient astronauts! this is hilarious