Once again the Gossip Girl reboot has come under fire. After Olivia Jade shared her distaste for a reference on her college admissions scandal, Suki Waterhouse has become the next personality to take aim at the series.
In the fourth episode of the HBO Max production, mean girl Luna (played by Zion Moreno) confronts Zoya (Whitney Peak) about her public image. In a bid to increase Zoya’s social media presence for the approval of her new boyfriend Obie (Eli Brown), Luna quips, “When are you going to get it? As far as the press is concerned, he’s R-Patz and you’re Suki Nobody.”
She is of course referring to Waterhouse’s secretive relationship with Robert Pattinson. The couple have been dating since 2018 but aren’t often seen in public (unless you count this sneaky PDA cameo in the back of the model’s Instagram post).
In now-deleted tweets, Waterhouse wrote, “Another day to be reminded that women can also be the patriarchy.” She also tagged the episode’s writer Lila Feinberg.
“Seeing critiques of patriarchy and sexism, then I get name checked as somebody’s ‘nobody’ girlfriend. Make it make sense!” she continued in another post.
Nowadays it seems celebrities are tired being the butt of sexist or untrue jokes. In March, Taylor Swift called out Netflix original series Ginny & Georgia for a joke that suggested the lead character “went through more men” than the singer. Notified by her army of loyal followers, Swift responded to the comment on Twitter.
“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back. How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse sh*t as Funny. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you. Happy Women’s History Month I guess.”
As long as the Constance Billard ‘It-girls’ continue their tirade of 2020 references (I’m not sure if I love it or hate it) we expect more people to call out the series.