Amber Rose has some more truth bombs to detonate. Rose, 32, is most frequently referred to as a former stripper who dated Kanye West and later married rapper Wiz Khalifa and bore his child.
Never mind the fact that she’s actually a successful model, an author, a clothing designer, and a very vocal advocate for feminism.
“No one gives a fuck 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.'” she told The Daily Beast.
“No one says ‘former stripper’ about Channing Tatum, or ‘former McDonald’s worker’ about Brad Pitt. No one does that to men.”
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Indeed, Tatum has never tried to make a secret of his stripper past. It’s been celebrated and then immortalised on film — two films — and he’s lauded for being sexy and a good actor.
Rose’s stripping career took place when she was in her teens to help make ends meet for her family. She is the target of misogynistic rantings by her ex-boyfriend Kanye West. She was also described in a GQ interview as variously, “the teen stripper turned megalomaniac muse”, “the most famous girlfriend in rap history”, and “Kanye’s infamous ex, Wiz Khalifa’s baby mama”.
Meanwhile, Tatum, whose stripping career began after he dropped out of college, has won a People’s Choice Award for Favourite Movie Actor for his role in Magic Mike. He has further been described by the same magazine as being the same “bighearted, fun-loving, victory-dancing guileless kid you know from the screen”, and having an “immensely likable devil-may-care fearlessness.”
“It was with Magic Mike that Tatum really pulled off the big one,” reads the story. “This wasn’t just a hugely successful film—over $167 million in box office worldwide—but a film that he put together, based on his own life…”
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The accepted narratives of Amber Rose and Channing Tatum couldn’t be more different.
“And furthermore, if a man was to post a semi-nude selfie in the mirror—like The Game, for example,” Rose continued to The Daily Beast, “everyone is like, damn, you’ve got a big dick, or damn, you’ve got a nice body. Nobody says, damn, Kim [Kardashian] had a fuckin’ baby and that bitch looks bangin’ as fuck! Nobody says that! They just criticize her because she’s a mom.”