Emily Ratajkowski Says Women Shouldn’t Be Blamed For Dating Married Men

Emily Ratajkowski has said that people 'shouldn't blame the women who date married men'.
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Emily Ratajkowski has argued that men who cheat should be held accountable for their actions – instead of the woman they cheated with.

The Gone Girl actress made the comments shortly after Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s alleged affair with 23-year-old influencer Sumner Stroh hit the headlines.

Speaking about cheating on TikTok, Ratajkowski said in a 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.

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“The power dynamic is so skewed, it’s ridiculous. Like, it’s predatory, it’s manipulative, I can’t imagine.”

She continued: “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’ [critique]? That’s bad and it’s literally designed to keep women apart.”

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In a follow-up, Ratajkowski added: “I think a huge problem in our culture right now is we just say, ‘Oh men are monsters, they’re terrible, they’re horrible’.

“We don’t hold [men] accountable and then we blame other women and we ask women to adjust their behaviour, instead of just saying men need to change their behaviour. It’s sexism. It’s classic misogyny. Period.”

The Blurred Lines star’s comments come after 90210 actress Sara Foster posted her own TikTok video claiming Stroh is ‘giving women a very bad name’.

Foster said: “I hate cheaters. My family was broken up when I was a child due to a cheating situation.

“This woman who chose to make a video… claiming it’s not her fault? We don’t feel sorry for you.

Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski has claimed that men who cheat should be held accountable. Credit: @emrata/Instagram

“You knew this man was married, okay, and you participated. You could have easily ignored the messages. You knew he was married.”

Levine’s alleged behaviour came out when Stroh uploaded a video on Monday and claimed she’d had a year-long affair with the 43-year-old frontman.

She captioned the clip: “Embarrassed I was involved with a man with this utter lack of remorse and respect.”

In the video, she went on to allege: “Essentially, I was having an affair with a man who is married to a Victoria’s Secret supermodel.

“At the time, I was young and naïve. And I mean, quite frankly, I feel exploited.

“I wasn’t in the scene like I am now, so I was definitely easily manipulated.”

Stroh went on to share screenshots of alleged DMs from the married rock star’s Instagram profile.

Allegedly, Levine told her in one message: “It is truly unreal how f***ing hot you are. Like it blows my mind.”

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#stitch with @sarasadmomfoster maybe we just hold men accountable instead of just accepting them as terrible, asking them to do 0 work, and then blaming other women? ok gn.

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Following Stroh’s video, Levine broke his silence and released a statement on Instagram.

The musician admitted that he had ‘crossed the line’, but denied Stroh’s allegations of an affair.

On Tuesday, he said: “A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air.

“I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner. I did not have an affair, nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life.”

He continued: “In certain instances it became inappropriate; I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.

“My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. I will never make it again.

“I take full responsibility. We will get through it. And we will get through it together.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.