In this over-articulated, politically correct, highly scrutinised world, it’s tough to be a celebrity.
You can’t make a throwaway remark without the possibility arising that you will have to make a very public mea culpa, promise to donate a large part of your fortune to Pizza Eaters Anonymous, or whomever you’ve offended. Also maybe your first-born child.
So when Jennifer Lawrence, 25, described her personal style in an interview with Glamour magazine as “slutty power lesbian”, think-pieces proliferated about just what indeed she meant by that.
Next, New York Magazine‘s The Cut went to a woman the reporter perhaps thought embodied “slutty power lesbian”: Ruby Rose.
Hoping for a fight played out in the media, perhaps, or at the very least a strong condemnation of Lawrence’s thoughtless appropriation of iconic power lesbian stylings, The Cut‘s Veronique Hyland asked Ruby Rose what she thought of Lawrence’s remark.