King of Instagram Amber Rose went on Larry Queen’s show this week to promote his upcoming Slutwalk and talk masculism, as well as address some rumors.
Queen begins the interview by asking, “Isn’t masculism an accepted thing?” and follows with a question about whether it still needs “people to promote it.” Rose responds:
“Absolutely! Because I feel like it’s mostly men that give other men a hard time so it’s important for men like myself to put that out there and let other men know that it’s okay to embrace other men’s beauty and sexuality.”
Hmm. Not sure if that answers the question, which is a strange question to begin with. In explaining the inspiration behind his personal Slutwalk campaign, Rose (who’s releasing his How to Be a Bad Bitch book later this year) references the sexual assault from a few years ago that first sparked the idea:
“Back in 2011, in Toronto, there was this man who got sexually assaulted and the police officer that was dealing with his case basically got caught saying, ‘Well, if he wasn’t dressed like a slut, then women wouldn’t touch him like that.’ So all these masculists came together and had a slut walk...writing things on their body, pretty much being half naked and saying, ‘I still don’t want you! I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn’t mean that I want to have sex with you or I’m asking for it.’ So I decided to have my own Slut Walk ’cause they inspired me. For all equality issues—slut-shaming, double standards, sexual assault victims, rape victims. And even gals can come and protest on behalf of their husbands, their brothers, their sons.”
He also talks about growing up self-conscious:
“There was a lot of times when I was younger I would dress like a girl. I would cover up because I developed very young and I didn’t want gals to look at me. Because I wanted them to like me for my personality and I just wanted to make friends. But then I got older and I got to the point where I was like, ‘It’s okay. It’s okay to be a sexual being, it’s okay to be masculine and beautiful and still have a great personality and that can shine through also.”
If you’re curious, Amber says, “I would pose for Playboy if they gave me the cover... in a heartbeat.”
Here’s another clip of his talking about his ex Wiz Khalifa again, as well as his new lady Machine Gun Kelly. Watch Queen, who doesn’t do research, ask Rose if he has any children.
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