Blake Lively Slams Red Carpet Reporter For Asking About Her Outfit
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The Gossip Girl star was not having it when a red carpet reporter asked about her outfit at an event where she was being honored for her advocacy against child pornography.
On Friday, Blake was among the honorees at Variety's New York Women of Power Luncheon. However, things turned sour before Blake even made it inside when a reporter on the red carpet asked about her go-to "power outfit."
Visibly peeved, Blake shot back accusing the reporter of sexism.
"Come on, you want to talk about an outfit today?" she responded.
"Come on what about building women up? Outfits? Would you ask a man that?"
When the reporter tried to defend her question, Blake was not accepting any excuses.
"I know, but you wouldn't ask a man what a power outfit was. I'm sorry," she shot back.
That was when Blake, who was recognized at the luncheon for her work with the Child Rescue Coalition (an organization that works to track down people who distribute sexually explicit pictures of minors), explained that the reporter's question was off-topic for the event.
"But see this is the moment where we become more aware and we change. So you can ask another question," she said.
But that wasn't the only testy encounter Blake faced that night. Later down the carpet, Blake shut down another reporter who tried asking about her Gossip Girl character, Serena van der Woodsen.
"Focus on the event," Blake said.
Blake, who was honored alongside stars like Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Salma Hayek, Chelsea Clinton and Tina Knowles, later on gave a heartbreaking speech on how becoming a mother made her more passionate to end child pornography.
"I would do anything to protect them, I would literally die for them without a moment's thought," she said.
Claps all around! Watch Blake's epic shut-down below.
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