Megan Fox On Being ‘Rejected’ By The Public & Why She Never Spoke Out On #MeToo!

Megan Fox knows the public only wants to see her play a certain type of character — and Sympathetic #MeToo Victim definitely isn’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 she’s been viewed and treated throughout her career.

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The 32-year-old actress wasn’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 don’t want to say this about myself, but let’s say that I was ahead of my time and so people weren’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 it’s likely that I will always be just out of the collective understanding. I don’t know if there will ever be a time where I’m considered normal or relatable or likeable.”

We guess being a product of Michael Bay’s gaze comes with life-long side effects.

The Transformers star went on to say that the public’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 — and one could assume that I probably have quite a few stories, and I do — I didn’t speak out for many reasons. I just didn’t think based on how I’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 it’s appropriate to victim-shame someone, it would be when I come forward with my story.”

Even if she’d make a believably sympathetic victim, however, the mother-of-three still probably wouldn’t have shared any of those stories with the public. When asked if she’d like to open up about any of her experiences in the interview, Fox said:

“No, because I also feel like I’m not the universal hammer of justice. This is not to say that other people shouldn’t do what they feel is right. But in my circumstance, I don’t feel it’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. I’m the window through which they see all women now. I’m the introduction to the divine feminine. And if they feel safe with me as the main woman in their life, it’s likely they’ll feel safe with women in general. If they see their father being respectful of me, it’s likely that that’s what they’ll think all men should do. It sounds simple. It’s probably not.”

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