But no matter what you think of Fox, she does seem to be — for the moment, at least — on her way out of the limelight. Michael Bay replaced her in the next Transformers, and all of her non-shapeshifting robot movies have pretty much been flops.
I like Megan Fox. I don’t like her “bitches be jealous” mantra, but I like her because she admits she’s playing the stupid bombshell role half of the time because it’s what she needs to do to get jobs.
With that said, the person you ought to be worried about is Olivia Munn.
Olivia Munn refuses to let go of the smoke and mirrors and continues to market herself as the geeky hot chick with a mouth like a sailor all the while attacking angry “fat chicks” who be hatin’. In fact, Olivia is sick of people making such a fuss about successful ladies.
“When I go into this situation, I don’t think, ‘Oh, great. I’m a woman. This is awesome. I think, ‘F**k yeah, I worked my a** off and somebody recognized it. This is great! We’re all human beings in this world,” she continued. “We’re all trying to make it from point A to point B, and just trying to f***ing make it. So I think it’s really a disservice to all women when there are women out there who try to compartmentalize us as human beings, saying ‘women’ and ‘men,’ because I’m just out there.”
Munn is referring to her gig as the new Daily Show correspondent, bringing their total number of female correspondents to three along with the fantastic Samanththa Bee and Flight of the Concords‘ hilarious Kristen Schaal. Samantha Bee has argued in the past that the lack of a stronger female presence on the show is due to the fact that it’s hard to find female comedians who look like they could plausibly be reporters — the right age, the right serious tone, etc. So I guess they gave up and went for a Maxim model with bad comedic timing instead.
There is nothing wrong with the fact that Munn is sexy. The problem is that her whole “I can do anything you can do better” schtick is, in the end, only really meant to appeal to men — not women. Well that, and judging by her Daily Show tryout, she’s really not that funny.
I don’t buy into the concept that all women in Hollywood ought to consider themselves feminist ambassadors, but what I dislike about Munn is that her guy’s girl routine is so clearly an act. If it were genuine, it would be fine. But instead, it comes off as such blatant pandering for money and male attention that it borders on distasteful, even sexist.
Take, for instance, Munn’s highly insensitive and ridiculous description of what internet celebrity feels like:
“At first it was like an old man luring in little girls with candy… You go in and it’s like, ‘Oh, candy! They’re saying nice things! And then it’s like, ‘Oh, God! Anally raped. That’s not what I wanted. I just wanted the candy. And I got candy, but oh, it’s not worth it.”
Then there’s her Complex Halloween costumes article. The concept is that Munn will dress up in a variety of “sexy” costumes to explain to men why women choose them. A couple of examples:
The Sexy Librarian? Well, it’s to get revenge on that man who cheated on you!
Party It’s Best For: “The one where you’re going to see the ex-boyfriend you hate. This outfit is so sexy, it’ll make him wish he never cheated on you with your best friend … in your house … on the new sheets your mom just bought for you. It looks like you aren’t trying too hard, but with the bra exposed and that tight skirt, you’ll get your revenge.”
The Sexy Bunny is great because women are jealous of each other, naturally, but on Halloween those jealous bitches can’t call you a whore. So whore it up — for men! But what if you’re a fatty?
Candy To Expect: “Full-size candy bars—no fun-size here. Just hope no one is giving you the healthy stuff; that’s probably a good hint that this outfit is a little too tight for you. If this happens, head home immediately and cry.”
Oh, Olivia — preaching the values of self-loathing.
Perhaps you’re unconvinced. Okay, how about this charming quote?
“I never tried to use anything besides my own sweat and blood and talent to get somewhere. I think that anyone who’s out there trying to bring down why any woman would get anywhere, or why we’re different, just needs to f**king turn her f**king computer off, take the sandwich out of her mouth and go for a goddamn f**king walk. You know what? Just walk it off, bitch. Just walk it off, bitch.”
Sidenote, but why are sandwiches supposedly the go-to food for sad fat women in the mind’s of men and the women who pander to them? But that’s neither here nor there. Because anyone who hates her is a fat bitch! Oh shit. Olivia just called me out. Because, you know, men don’t hate Olivia. Men love Olivia. And when men love women, other women hate those women. Because that’s what ladies do — we hate each other. And we try to get revenge on men who cheated on us. And we cry about people thinking we’re fat.
Olivia Munn is a problem.