It seems Rich Cohen’s profile of Margot Robbie needs a rewrite. Fans absolutely slammed his Vanity Fair article, calling it a ‘lecherous,’ ‘gross’ ‘train wreck’ that was full of things that ‘simply aren’t true!’ Click to see.
When asked, the fans of Margot Robbie, 26, would likely describe Rich Cohen’s, 47, article about the Suicide Squad actress in a variety of ways: “creepy,” “poorly written,” “condescending” and “train wreck.” Huh. It seems they didn’t like how his article came off as bad “fan fiction” instead of “real journalism.”
Rich may be a New York Times bestseller but he sure didn’t make a lot of new fans with his profile of Margot in the July 7 issue of Vanity Fair. With lines like “she wandered through the room like a second-semester freshman” and “[The Wolf Of Wall Street] put her up with Sharon Stone in Casino and Cathy Moriarty in Raging Bull – one of Scorsese’s women,” his article rubbed her fans the wrong way.
“’She was thinking of something; I was thinking of something else,’” one fan tweeted, quoting Rich’s line at the end of the piece. “Your…story was so creepy [and] gross.” Others asked if Vanity Fair knew the article “was ridiculous and offensive,” and that it focused away from Margot’s “talent, which is what matters.” One twitter user dubbed Rich as “America’s Greasiest Creepy Uncle.”
While most fans defended Margot against Rich’s “lecherous” writing, her fellow Australian, actor Josh Lawson, 34, tore Rich apart for describing his country as “Australia is America 50 years ago.” Josh said Rich “knows NOTHING about Australia. [His article] is full of things about the country that simply aren’t true….Hollywood sexism is very clear here as demonstrated by this creepy, ill informed journalist. And I use that word very, very loosely.”
Do you think Vanity Fair knew the profile of Margot Robbie was ridiculous and offensive, or thought it was acceptable?
— Ginger Clark (@Ginger_Clark) July 6, 2016
My face while reading Vanity Fair's article about Margot Robbie, who deserves so much better: pic.twitter.com/ZMQmUQcErM
— Kristen Haynes (@kmhaynes) July 6, 2016
thanks @VanityFair for letting America's Greasiest Creepy Uncle profile Margot Robbie. it was illuminating if not for the reason you planned
— Patrick Cosmos (@veryimportant) July 6, 2016
The quietly awful thing that the Vanity Fair piece did is steer the conversation away from Margot Robbie's talent, which is what matters.
— Evan Littman (@elittman88) July 6, 2016
— Mira Philips (@mkphilips) July 7, 2016
Ok but like how high was Rich Cohen when he wrote that trash article about Margot Robbie for Vanity Fair? HOW. HIGH?
— Bobdor Thirdwheel (@rebecker_ann) July 7, 2016
Ew the Margot Robbie vanity fair article sounds like poorly written fan fiction or something. Who allowed that to be published
— Emma (@emmabubenik) July 7, 2016
did he blackout and not remember anything from the interview. idgi pic.twitter.com/W27PJndcTV
— Allie Jones (@allierileyjones) July 6, 2016
So I just read that Vanity Fair interview with Margot Robbie. 'Trainwreck' is too kind a term.
— squid (@inkerley) July 7, 2016
Margot Robbie's @VanityFair cover story is what happens when a man writes with his dick
— Olivia Cassano (@liv_css) July 7, 2016
Rich’s article left people cringing, just like how Margot felt about her sex scene with Leonardo DiCaprio, 41. During Rich’s conversation with Margot, she revealed that her graphic scene with Leo during Wolf Of Wall Street wasn’t all that fun. “I hadn’t done a start-to-finish sex scene” before she got freaky with a nearly naked Leo. The results were, in her words, “so awkward.”
What do you think about the response to Rich’s profile about Margot, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree that it was “creepy” or do you think it was okay?