AN Aussie actress has lashed out at Bindi Irwin after the 15-year-old wildlife warrior suggested teenage girls should dress more modestly.Caitlin Stasey launched a Twitter tirade after Bindi told News Corp Australia girls her age should dress ‘classier’.
“I’m a big advocate for young girls dressing their age,” she said.“I mean, for me, I look around at a lot of young girls that are my age and they’re always trying to dress older. Whether it’s wearing revealing clothes or hardly wearing any clothes at all, I feel really bad for them. It kind of has the opposite effect in some ways ... it kind of does the opposite where it makes you look younger and like you’re trying too hard.”
Bindi’s comments upset the former Neighbours star so much that she took to Twitter to share ‘an open letter to Bindi’.
“In ten years you’ll wish you stood beside your shared sex rather than be proud you belittled their choices & agency,” Stasey tweeted.The 24-year-old actress also attacked Bindi over her association with SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.“Also, in ten years you’ll deeply regret your affiliation and support of Sea World ... To hazard a guess,” she wrote.
Bindi faced a backlash in the US after entering one of America’s most heated public relations battles when she, alongside mother Terri and brother Robert, announced during an appearance on the top-rating US morning TV program Good Morning America that she was teaming up with SeaWorld theme parks in March.
Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has been dogged by bad press, protests and boycotts by performers including Willie Nelson and The Beach Boys the past year after the release of the award-winning film documentary Blackfish, which probes the treatment of killer whales at the company’s theme parks.
But Stasey has recently courted controversy of her own, after the former soap star shocked social media users after posting topless images and sexually explicit expletive-ridden Twitter rants.The Hollywood-based actress last week used Twitter to take a swipe at everything from Hollywood and its sexualisation of women, to controversial photographer Terry Richardson.“This industry protects, forgives & celebrates sex offenders in whatever form they come, welcome to the Catholic Church that is Hollywood,” she wrote to her 30,000 plus followers.She also shared her views and experiences on oral sex.
Twitter users have defended the young conservationist, telling Stacey to leave Bindi alone.
But The Tomorrow When the World Began actor bit back.“Hey, to all coming to her defence by claiming she’s ‘only’ a child. Quit being so goddamn patronizing,” she tweeted.“I’m a sex crazed vulgar lunatic, she a respectable and undeniable Bastion of modesty,” she added.
Bindi, who is currently in the US with her mother Terri and brother Robert, is yet to respond.
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