TV and radio presenter Kate Longbroek gave a cyber lashing to Jesinta Campbell for her outfit choice at the Logies on Sunday night, but Jes hasn’t taken it lying down, penning a heartfelt and feisty response, all in the name of female empowerment.
ICYMI: Donning a custom-made Camilla & Marc, barely there netted gown, the Aussie model hit the Logies red carpet with confidence, shortly to be scalded over Instagram by Longbroek.
Campbell replied shortly after with proportionate levels of shade. “Woah, nasty @katelangbroek. Hope you enjoyed watching and critiquing from your couch last night.”
Langbroek then semi-apologised: “That does sound mean! Sorry…! Your bum was the first thing I saw … Ps no couch. Bed”.
Obviously riled up by the encounter, late last night Campbell followed up on reactions to her dress by posting a glamour shot of herself on the Logies red carpet, accompanied by a lengthy defence of her outfit choice.
“I want to empower women to follow their dreams, I want to empower them to wear what they desire and not to be judged or punished. And thats where my point of the story comes from. Do what you want, follow your dream and wear what you want.” – Tala Raassi Fashion never really used to mean much to me until l met a young designer, Tala Raassi. She grew up in Tehran, the capital of Iran, where women don’t always have a choice in what they wear. During a swimwear fitting I asked her the reason behind her career and how she came to be a designer and work in the world of Fashion. At 16 years old, Tala was invited to a house party with her friends. What should have been a fun and very normal experience for any teenager was something that changed Tala’s life forever. Not long into the evening, Government officials stormed into the house and arrested her alongside other guests. In Tahran, being uncovered as a women around the opposite sex was unacceptable so she was thrown into jail for 5 nights then sentenced to 40 lashes, across her back, because she was wearing a skirt and a t-shirt. It was through this experience that Tala realised that fashion is freedom. Being able to chose what you want to wear as a woman is a freedom that not all women have access to. From the day I met Tala my lack of thought and care for fashion grew into a strong passion. I am proud to work in the fashion industry and promote self expression and freedom of choice. Every day that I get I up I am grateful that I can chose whatever the hell I want to wear without the fear of punishment or violence or imprisonment. Tala, Thank you for opening my eyes to how important fashion and the freedom of choice is for all women!! Pic @aplphotography A photo posted by JESINTA CAMPBELL (@jesinta_campbell) on
An impressive rebuttal. Checkmate.