Emily Ratajkowski explains what's wrong with Ellen DeGeneres' Taylor Swift interview after calling it out
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Emily Ratajkowski - who is fresh off her Tokyo smooching sesh with Harry Styles - has explained why she called out Ellen DeGeneres over her interview with Taylor Swift.
While fans still haven't gotten over the viral clip of the supermodel, 31, and Styles, 29, kissing up against a vehicle in a Japanese carpark, it's important to remember that there are other (slightly less important) things to report.
Basically a few months back, EmRata uploaded a reaction video on TikTok to a resurfaced Ellen episode where the comedian quizzes Swift on her celebrity boyfriends, which you can watch here:
In the 2012 clip, the host jokes to Swift that she has been dating Zac Efron despite her having to repeatedly say otherwise.
"You were here with your boyfriend Zac Efron last time?" Ellen asks.
To which the singer replies: "Erm, we actually never dated."
"Yes you did," the host hits back while the audience bursts out laughing.
Although there's a look of clear frustration on Swift's face, the comedian doesn't let it go and continues to troll.
This exchange leads to a quiz where Ellen shows a slideshow of photos showing Swift pictured alongside various celebrities.
The 'Shake It Off' star was given a bell and told to ring it if she's dated the man on the screen.
Swift is clearly uncomfortable throughout as pictures of her with everyone from Danny DeVito to Justin Bieber come up.
Eventually, DeGeneres takes hold of the bell and begins ringing it on every photo.
Ratajkowski, who described the quiz as 'f***ed up', said: "She’s literally begging her to stop."
Swift told Zane Lowe back in 2019: "When I was 23 and people were were kind of reducing me to making slideshows of my dating life and putting people in there that I'd sat next to at a party once, and deciding that my songwriting was like a trick rather than a skill and a craft.
"It's a way to take a woman who's doing her job and succeeding at doing her job and making things and in a way it's figuring out how to completely minimise that skill."
And now in a new interview published on Tuesday (March 28), Ratajkowski explained to Elle why she chose to speak up.
"I recently became a Swiftie," the author and model said. "I loved her last album and I've seen her documentary, but I wasn't following her career in the same way the last 10-plus years.
"Watching that [interview], I was so struck by how clear she's being about what is making her uncomfortable.
"I think the lens that I would've viewed that interview from 10 years ago versus now has evolved so much, which is why it struck me... I was in bed falling asleep and commented on it, not because I thought it was going to make headlines at all."
Ratajkowski called Ellen's interview 'another example of a woman who has been faced with such blatant misogyny and sexism, and yet we don't want to admit that, because she's powerful and successful, and also she's white'.
UNILAD has reached out to Ellen's representatives for a comment.