Dimwit! 17-Year-Old Actress Denounces Her Colleagues Who Won't Call Themselves Feminists

In May, actress Shailene Woodley upset the leftists by saying “No” to the question “Do you consider yourself a feminist?” Her first words to Time magazine were “No, because I love men.” Now actress Chloe Grace Moretz, five years younger than Woodley, is suggesting Woodley isn't very smart.

In the September issue of the women's-beauty magazine Allure – on which they make the 17-year-old “Diary of A Wimpy Kid” actress look like she’s 30 – Moretz whacked Woodley as failing to understand that feminism just means standing up for yourself, standing up for what other women have done for you:

"I was really offended by that article. I was really taken aback," Moretz says when asked about Woodley's comment. As for the other voices who chimed in on the topic [Allure raised Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson], "I don't think they really understood what feminism is. It's a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you.

My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can't have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I'm too skinny, so, like, 'Eat a cheeseburger.' I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I'm, like, a born feminist. I've been a feminist since I was four years old."

Moretz also complained "I'm in a business where there's so much inequality. Every role I get [offered] is either a sexualized character or it's a girl who got raped...It's like 'Why can't I just be a girl? Why can't I just be a teenage girl who likes her life? Oh, it's so aggravating to me." And:

"Trust me, since I was 11 years old, I've had people trying to push the boundaries," she says, recalling one photo shoot where she was pressured to wear a see-through dress without a bra. "My mom was like, 'She's 13. We will walk off this photo shoot.'"

Unfortunately, Moretz & Mom didn’t feel this way at all about Chloe playing a 12-year-old who slaughters an entire room of people while unloading  "arias of profanity" in the movie “Kick Ass.” That’s apparently empowering. Alllure quoted her "infamous line" in that movie, "OK, you c--ts, let's see what you can do now." Moretz is still mad people targeted her mother for letting her do (and say) all that. "She knows her daughter is a more adult kid...I knew exactly what I was saying."


In her own interview with Time magazine – which hails her for “whooping butt” in that movie – she again hailed herself for being oh so diligent and grounded when asked about applying to colleges:

TIME: Allow me to nag: What will you write for your application essay?

MORETZ: I’d probably say I’ve had my job since I was 5 years old, and I’ve been able to hone it and create a career.

TIME: Hard to argue with that.

MORETZ: I think colleges look for people like that, who have had a passion for a long time or have been able to make themselves incredibly diligent and grounded when most people can’t do that at a young age.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis