Emily Ratajkowski Says Women Shouldn’t Be Blamed For Getting Involved With Men In Relationships

Emily Ratajkowski has given her own hot take on the news that Adam Levine has been cheating on his wife, Behati Prinsloo, and it’s causing a bit of a stir. Earlier this week, a 23-year-old influencer named Sumner Stroh claimed that she and Levine had been having an affair for nearly a year and showed text messages in which the Maroon 5 frontman claimed he wanted to name his next baby after her. Stroh has gotten a lot of hate in the wake of the revelations, but Ratajkowski doesn’t think that’s fair.


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  1. Actor Sara Foster went off on Stroh on social media. She basically ripped the model a new one for getting with a married man in a TiKTok video that many agreed with. “You knew this man was married, okay, and you participated,” Foster said. “You could have easily ignored the messages. You knew he was married. We do not feel sorry for you.” However, Ratajkowski soon got involved, stitching her own reply with Foster’s.
  2. Ratajkowski thinks we’re all wrong. “I’m going to try not to go the f**k off right now. I just couldn’t disagree more,” she said in response to Foster’s video. “I don’t understand why we continue to blame women for men’s mistakes, especially when you’re talking about 20-something year old women dealing with men in positions of power who are twice their age.”
  3. Older men preying on younger women is a thing. Ratajkowski went on to say that it’s not fair to blame a young woman for becoming involved with a man in a greater position of influence and power. “The power dynamic is so skewed, it’s ridiculous. Like, it’s predatory, it’s manipulative, I can’t imagine, I do not agree,” she insisted. “Also, if you’re the one in the relationship, you’re the one who’s obligated to be loyal. So, the whole other woman, they’re to blame, that’s bad. And it’s literally designed to keep women apart.”
  4. Ratajkowski then posted a follow-up video. In that clip, she pointed out that blaming the other woman for men’s affairs is “sexism” and “classic misogyny.” To be honest, I kind of agree with her! Is it wrong to get involved with someone when you know they’re in a relationship? Of course. But there are some greater things at play here that shouldn’t be ignored.
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