Amber Rose: No One Calls Channing Tatum a Former Stripper

The model, actress, author, and activist says the media's labeling of her is sexist.

By Scott Stenholm
Editorial Producer, Larry King Now

Amber Rose is calling out the media for consistently referring to her as a "former stripper," while men in the entertainment industry with similar backgrounds are labeled based on their more recent work. 

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Rose opines that, "No one gives a f**k that Channing Tatum was a stripper.  He's an established actor who's at the Vanity Fair parties and the Oscars.  But for me, no matter how far I go in my life, I see these stories that keep referring to me as a 'former stripper.'  No one says 'former stripper' about Channing Tatum, or 'former McDonald's worker' about Brad Pitt.  No one does that to men."

Rose recalls an interview for GQ magazine last October that described her as "the teen stripper turned megalomaniac muse," "Kanye's infamous ex, Wiz Khalifa's baby mama," and "the most famous girlfriend in rap history."  Immediately after the interview was published, Rose blasted the publication on social media for how she was portrayed.

"I had to go in on GQ and all these famous publications to be like, 'You're not gonna f***in' do this to me.'  I did a 12-hour interview and photo shoot with GQ and that's how you're gonna label me?  I work so hard every day as a businesswoman and mother and nobody ever mentions that."

Prior to GQ publishing its interview with her, Rose guest-hosted a panel discussion on Larry King Now in October to discuss sexual violence, "slut shaming," and feminism just days after her much talked-about "SlutWalk" in Los Angeles.  In the clip below, Rose and the How to Get Away with Murder star Matt McGorry explain why they say feminists, by definition, are not asking for much.

The panel also discussed ways to prevent young boys from becoming future sexual assault offenders.  Rose stated that it is often young males who write degrading things to her on social media.  McGorry also gave his take onderogatory language used towards women and girls.

Watch the full panel discussion below:

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