DailyNews- Model Amber Rose says people fixate on her stripper background while overlooking Channing Tatum’s past life as a bare-chested beefcake — all because he’s a man.
“He was a stripper just like me. No one says s--t. He’s at the f--king Oscars. He’s at the Vanity Fair party. You know what I'm saying?” Rose told the Huffington Post on Tuesday.
Male actors in Hollywood can easily bury their old careers, Rose argued, while she struggles to distance herself from her pole-dancing days.
“Brad Pitt used to sell chicken in a chicken costume on the corner. No one says, ‘Oh, you sell chicken for a living.’ No he’s an actor. That’s what he does now,” she said. “But for me, no matter how many TV shows, no matter how many movies I do, I’m always a stripper.”
“No one cares, because he’s a man,” she added. “They’re never going to care.”
Is this something that people knew? Am I the only one that was unaware that Channing Tatum used to be a real life stripper and not just one in a movie that girls cream themselves over? Could very be ignorance on my part, but I honestly had no idea. You know why I likely had no idea? Because Channing Tatum doesn't go chanting it from the roof tops. He doesn't walk around in banana hammocks talking about the rights of sexually promiscuous men. He's moved on from that life and made a career for himself in acting. Sure, sometimes his roles take him back to darker periods of his life, but that doesn't mean he still embraces those periods.
You know what Amber Rose does? Yeah, me either. I think she's a model, and by model I mean she's someone that gets paid for looking attractive in hardly any clothing. I don't think I have ever even seen her model anything. Wouldn't be completely surprised if she just walks around and has men throw money at her for a living. Needless to say, her current career - and side job of hosting "Slut Walks" - hasn't exactly strayed too far from her past. As a general rule of thumb I don't think scantily clad models - no matter how successful they are - are supposed to expect invites to the Oscars or Vanity Fair parties. Now I am not saying their isn't a double standard. Maybe it is harder for people to overlook a woman's past as a stripper than a man's, but it's undoubtedly harder to overlook when the ex-stripper in question has yet to stop acting like a stripper. Show me one appearance that Amber Rose has made where her outfit couldn't pass for stripper wear and maybe I'll stop thinking of her as a stripper. Until then she'll always just be a stripper that made something of herself.