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12 Celebrities Who Called Out Sexist Reporters and the Media

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Sexism still exists. We have come a long way as a society, of course, but sexism has not gone away. It will, hopefully, go away in the coming decades, but we can’t be sure. It might never go away completely. That is why it is important to point out sexism and call out the sexists for their behavior. Society won’t advance if people don’t do that.

Here are thirteen examples of celebrities who called out the sexist media.

1. Charlize Theron and the Anger

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This is a really curious thing. Where did the anger come from? Literally every person on the planet gets mad from time to time. It does not matter what you were born as or what you identify as. Everyone gets mad once in a while.

Actress and producer Charlize Theron had every right to call that reporter out for being totally sexist.

Charlize Theron, who is currently 42 years old, is well known for starring in several films, including “Monster”, “The Burning Plain”, and “Young Adult”. In 2016, Time Magazine considered her one of the most influential people in the world.

2. Lady Gaga Just Being a Rockstar

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There’s definitely a double standard situation going on when it comes to women. Lady Gaga bluntly pointed that out, and it definitely needed to be pointed out. She is a rock star, after all, and she should be allowed to do whatever she wants as long as it is legal.

Lady Gaga, who is 32 years old, is definitely one of the more influential people on the planet. She is also worth hundreds of millions. She is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, and she even performed at the Super Bowl in 2017. In addition to being a singer and songwriter, she is also an actress and philanthropist. She is known for her work with LGBT rights, in particular.

3. Mindy Kaling Having to Play a Jeweler

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This whole thing is just bizarre. You don’t have to be married or engaged to understand the concept of jewelry or diamonds. While being a jeweler can be a difficult job and involves a lot of skill and talent, the concept of jewelry in and of itself is totally simple. Mindy Kaling had every right to be upset regarding the situation.

Mindy Kaling is well known by most of us for several reasons. For one, she starred on “The Office” for almost a decade. She played the character named Kelly Kapoor, who was a customer service representative.

She also created and starred in “The Mindy Project”. She is an author, as well, and her memoirs have been recognized by the “New York Times”.

She has also done voice work in several films, including “Wreck It Ralph”.

4. Jennifer Garner

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In general, men are not asked about their work-life balance. That is an unfortunate truth. Jennifer Garner has been asked, apparently, but her former spouse Ben Affleck was not asked.

Garner has three children with Affleck; they have two daughters and one son.

Garner and Affleck started dating in 2004. They became friends on the sets of “Pearl Harbor”, which came out in 2001, and “Daredevil”, which came out in 2003. Legal documents related to their divorce were filed in the spring of 2017.

Garner first became famous for her role in the show “Alias”; she was also in the films “Juno” and “Valentine’s Day”. Most recently, she was in “Love, Simon”, which came out this year.

5. Ariana Grande Having To Choose, As Well As Her Talk About the Toxic Relationship

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Ariana Grande rightly pointed out that a question about choosing between her phone and her makeup is positively ridiculous. It really was a silly question. She told the reporter to brush up on equality, and she wondered if that is what men actually believe women have to choose between. There are definitely more difficult decisions that people have to make—and that needs to be acknowledged.

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Also, at one point, a fan on Twitter blamed Ariana for her the actions of her ex-boyfriend, and she responded. She pointed out that the fan was minimizing female self-respect and self-worth, adding that blaming and shaming women for a man’s inability to keep things together is a huge problem. She also pointed out that she is not a babysitter or a mother, saying that no woman should feel like she has to be. She was in a toxic relationship, and she got out of it, which is a good thing.

Ariana Grande, who is 24, has been well known since 2008. She got her start on Broadway and then ended up on the television series “Victorious”. Her music career got started in 2011; that was when she released her first studio album; it is called “Yours Truly”. The second, which was released in 2014, is called “My Everything”. Her other studio albums are “Dangerous Woman” and “Sweetener”.

She has also been a musical guest on “Saturday Night Life” and “The Tonight Show”. She also played a minor part in the film “Zoolander 2”.

6. Simon Biles Not Wanting to Smile

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Simone Biles, 21, is correct; smiling does not win a person any medals. Only a ton of hard work does that. Biles is obviously a very hard worker. She wouldn’t be where she is today if she wasn’t.

Biles, of course, won several gold medals in 2016 at the Olympics. She is currently the most decorated American gymnast. She has been competing for quite a while now; her career began in 2011.

7. Maisie Williams and the Sexist Headline

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Maisie Williams, 21, had every right to point out that she is more than just her looks. She was trying to raise money for a good cause; instead, however, the reporter focused on the fact she went braless and that her headwear was “quirky”.


Williams is quite famous for playing Arya Stark in the show “Game of Thrones”. She has won several awards for her portrayal, and she has also received a lot of critical acclaim. She also had a role on “Doctor Who” in 2015. She was in the film “The Falling”, and she did voice work for “Robot Chicken”.

In 2019, she will star in the upcoming film “New Mutants”. That film is currently in post-production.

8. Rihanna Is Not Looking For a Man

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It really seems as if female celebrities get asked about their relationships a lot—more than men get asked, anyway. Men tend to get asked about their upcoming projects; that is not always the case with women. They get asked about their love lives. It really is not fair.

Rihanna was not happy when she was asked about what she was looking for in her next man. Apparently, at the time, she was not looking for a man, and she made that quite clear to the person who was interviewing her.

Rihanna, 30, is well known for being a singer and actress. She is considered a true pop icon and is one of the best-selling artists ever. She is also considered a fashion icon. She has won nine Grammy awards and is considered one of the most powerful celebrities in the world.

Currently, she is in a relationship with Hassan Jameel. Previously, she dated Chris Brown as well as baseball player Matt Kemp.

9. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey

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Technically, we are talking about two celebrities here, but the pair called out the media together. Amy Poelher and Tiny Fey pointed out how sexist the media can be.

As we all know, George Clooney got married in 2014; he married a woman named Amal Alamuddin. She is a very impressive woman, as was pointed out. She is a human rights lawyer, after all, and has represented a head of state. Interestingly enough, Julian Assange is one of her clients. She is qualified to practice law in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She can speak English, French, and Arabic.

However, the sad fact of the matter is that she is probably best known for her marriage to a movie star. That is not much of a surprise, really; George Clooney is one of the most recognizable people in the world and has been famous for well over 20 years now. He first became famous for his starring role on the medical drama “ER”. He also played Batman in the film “Batman & Robin”. While that film was not at all well-received, he nonetheless played Batman, which is definitely an achievement.

While Amal didn’t get the lifetime achievement award that time, she has earned herself an award or two. Also, in 2015, Barbara Walters named her as the year’s Most Fascinating Person.

The Clooney couple had twins in June of 2017.

10. Serena Williams Just Wanting to be an Athlete

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Serena Williams does not want to be known as a great female athlete. She just wants to be known as a great athlete, and that is totally understandable. She is definitely one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Serena, 36, has won over $80 million in prize money since the beginning of her career. She has won 39 Grand Slam titles. She also has endorsement deals with several companies, including Aston Martin, Gatorade, IBM, Pepsi, and Intel.

She has also done a bit of acting. For example, she did voice work on an episode of “The Simpsons”. She has guest starred on many television shows, including “My Wife and Kids” as well as “ER”.

She and her sister also own a portion of the Miami Dolphins football team.

11. Tom Hardy and the Question About “Mad Max: Fury Road”

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Tom Hardy’s response to the question about “Mad Max: Fury Road” was simple, brilliant, and absolutely hilarious.

The question was weird, though. Why would anyone ask about women in men’s movies?

Don’t we live in an age where we all accept that women can be action heroes? After all, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” first aired on television 20 years ago. That question might have been normal back in 1964, but society has changed a lot since then.

In addition to starring in “Mad Max: Fury Road”, Tom Hardy appeared in the films “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Dunkirk”. He’s acted on television as well, of course; he appeared in “Band of Brothers”, “The Virgin Queen”, “Oliver Twist”, “Wuthering Heights”, and “The Take”.

Hardy, 40, will star in the film “Venom” this year. Next year, he will star in the film “Fonzo”. He will be portraying Al Capone. He also acted in several plays in London.

12. Emilia Clarke Just Plays Women

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Emilia Clarke did not like being called strong, which definitely makes sense when you think about it. It isn’t the most appropriate adjective. She was just playing a woman—it is as simple as that. As she pointed out, she just plays women. It is as simple as that.

Emilia Clarke, 31, is best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones”. She also appeared in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, which came out this year. She has also appeared on Broadway.


Written by Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett is an award-winning reporter currently residing in one of the many suburbs of Philadelphia. In addition to working in journalism, he was worked in higher education and logistics. He is single, but does have a distracting little dog who keeps him from achieving maximum productivity.

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