Transformers' Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Defends Michael Bay Against Sexism Accusations
By Joseph Giannone 2011-06-06 21:36:49
When we covered the story of Megan Fox admitting that she left Michael Bay because he made her feel extremely uncomfortable during the filming of the first two Transformers films, it wasn’t all that surprising. We all know Bay wants his films to be seen and ogled by guys of all ages. That’s why women are sex objects in his films instead of organic characters. The Transformers filmmaker's new sexy muse, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, thinks that her director has not made her feel “uncomfortable” at all. Which makes sense: why would she bad mouth Bay when he's giving her the chance, which Fox denied, to be Americas “Sex Symbol”?
When the gorgeous Fox came out and told the media that Bay “wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is,” after being replaced by Huntington-Whiteley, it subsequently started this whole extravaganza. Shia Labeouf, kind of, comes to the defense of his former co-star by stating he can make women feel “awkward” on set because he “films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old (boy's) sexuality.”
After Labeouf’s confession, the Victoria secret model Whiteley also spoke out about Bay. She tells Access Hollywood: “I think what Shia was saying was that Michael loves women, and I think he films women in a very sensual way... We had great fun. I never feel uncomfortable with Michael. And if I do, I make sure I tell him. He's always respects it.”
I understand why Whiteley would come to the defense of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon director. She’s making her first major film, and she doesn’t want to piss off the guy who’s paying her.