Megan Fox knows the public only wants to see her play a certain type of character — and Sympathetic #MeToo Victim definitely isnâ€™t one of them.
In an interview with the New York Times to promote her new Travel Channel show Legends of the Lost, the actress was asked if she thinks the public owes her an apology for the way sheâ€™s been viewed and treated throughout her career.
The 32-year-old actress wasnâ€™t sure about the public needing to apologize to her, but she did offer some insight as to why she was “rejected” by the masses, explaining:
“I donâ€™t want to say this about myself, but letâ€™s say that I was ahead of my time and so people werenâ€™t able to understand. Instead, I was rejected because of qualities that are now being praised in other women coming forward. And because of my experience, I feel itâ€™s likely that I will always be just out of the collective understanding. I donâ€™t know if there will ever be a time where Iâ€™m considered normal or relatable or likeable.”
We guess being a product of Michael Bayâ€™s gaze comes with life-long side effects.
The Transformers star went on to say that the publicâ€™s perception of her — including that of feminists — was also, in part, why she never came forward with a #MeToo story. Because, you better believe she has “quite a few” of them. She continued:
“Even with the #MeToo movement, and everyone coming out with stories â€” and one could assume that I probably have quite a few stories, and I do â€” I didnâ€™t speak out for many reasons. I just didnâ€™t think based on how Iâ€™d been received by people, and by feminists, that I would be a sympathetic victim. And I thought if ever there were a time where the world would agree that itâ€™s appropriate to victim-shame someone, it would be when I come forward with my story.”
Even if sheâ€™d make a believably sympathetic victim, however, the mother-of-three still probably wouldnâ€™t have shared any of those stories with the public. When asked if sheâ€™d like to open up about any of her experiences in the interview, Fox said:
“No, because I also feel like Iâ€™m not the universal hammer of justice. This is not to say that other people shouldnâ€™t do what they feel is right. But in my circumstance, I donâ€™t feel itâ€™s my job to punish someone because they did something bad to me.”
But it is her job to raise her three sons to be good men. She mused:
“Yeah, I think about [raising them to be good men] a lot. Iâ€™m the window through which they see all women now. Iâ€™m the introduction to the divine feminine. And if they feel safe with me as the main woman in their life, itâ€™s likely theyâ€™ll feel safe with women in general. If they see their father being respectful of me, itâ€™s likely that thatâ€™s what theyâ€™ll think all men should do. It sounds simple. Itâ€™s probably not.”
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