Why is Caitlin Stasey calling an Australian newspaper "entitled c*nts"?

“U do understand the difference between a woman appearing naked on her own terms & one being coaxed to in order to sell your product?”

(WARNING: Potentially NSFW boob shot coming up.)

Australian actress Caitlin Stasey has unleashed her fury after a profile on her was delayed when she refused to pose nude, labelling the Fairfax magazine’s producers “entitled c**ts”.

The former star of Neighbours, Tomorrow, When The War Began and Please Like Me, says just because she published naked images of herself on her feminist website does not mean she had to agree to the revealing photoshoot.

Related: In defence of Caitlin Stasey’s going fully-frontal nude for feminism.

According to Crikey, Stasey was interviewed at length earlier this year for a piece in Fairfax’s magazine insert, Good Weekend, and promised a photoshoot.

Caitlin Stasey good weekend
One of the photos from Caitlin’s nude shoot for Image: Jennifer Toole.

But after she rejected the concept of the shoot – reportedly represented by a mood board featured naked or barely-dressed women – the feature was put on the backburner.

Related: Caitlin Stasey isn’t mad. She’s brilliant.

In a statement made to Buzzfeed News, Stasey said: “They were full steam ahead before I said no to nudes. Ben’s a creep and a liar and a cunt and told his team that I was fine with nudes.”

Stasey set out her take on the saga on Twitter today, saying the magazine claimed they had no room to run the piece after she refused to pose naked.


In several tweets, she singled out Good Weekend editor Ben Naparstek and accused him of lying to his staff, telling them she had agreed to the flesh-baring vision board.


 Mr Naparstek told Mamamia the team decided to can the shoot after being offered existing photos by Stasey’s agent. He made the decision to delay the profile piece until her upcoming projects were released later this year so the story would have a stronger news hook.

Good Weekend editor Ben Naparstek. Image supplied.

“I totally understood and respected Caitlin’s decision not to pursue our shoot, which would have been a classy shoot with a leading American fashion photographer in line with the beautiful artistic imagery she’d published of herself on Herself.Com, which she’d just launched,” Mr Naparstek said.

“We decided not to pursue the shoot when her agent offered us access to existing portraits instead. But with the Herself.Com peg no longer as strong, we chose to delay the profile until later in the year so it could be tied to the new seasons of her series Please Like Me and Reign.”

We look forward to reading the story when it is ultimately released.

Watch Caitlin talk to Charlie Pickering about her website, feminism and her ‘tactic’ of calling out people on social media:

Video via The Weekly