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'Battle Of The Sexes' Star Blasts Paparazzi For Trying To Exploit Her

"I wouldn't be embarrassed but YOU should be."

26/09/2017 4:22 PM AEST | Updated 26/09/2017 4:22 PM AEST
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Natalie Morales at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Battle Of The Sexes' where she plays Rosie Casals, the rebellious American tennis legend.

If you haven't heard of 'Battle of the Sexes' it's the new film starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell based on the true events leading up to the tennis showdown between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Riggs, an outspoken chauvinist, challenged King who at the time was championing for better pay and representation of female players.

Luckily in 2017 women aren't being treated terribly at all and sexism is dead, right??

Natalie Morales stars in the film as Rosie Casals, who was part of the original nine who established the 1970 Virginia Slims Invitational tournament as a response to the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) refusing to increase prize money for female players.

At the Los Angeles premiere of the film Morales wore a stunning blue gown on the red carpet serving up some of what she called "that Angie look," referring to Angelina Jolie's iconic 2012 Oscars pose which went viral.

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Serving that 2012 Angelina Jolie Oscars realness, Natalie Morales at the 'Battle of the Sexes' premiere earlier this month.

On Tuesday however Morales wrote on Twitter that she had been contacted about a "wardrobe malfunction" where photographers had attempted to get unflattering angles up her dress.

On a night that was supposed to be a celebration of the opening of her film, one which centers on women fighting to be respected in their industry, Morales was confronted with someone attempting to shame how she was dressed, and she wasn't having a bar of it.

The entire incident is ridiculous, and Morales couldn't have handled it any classier, brushing off all shame and putting it back on those who attempt to exploit women and their bodies.

'Battle of the Sexes' opens in cinemas from September 28.

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