Ruby Rose Calls For Boycott Of Magazine Over Unauthorized Photos
Entertainment| | By Sara Wilkins
Orange Is The New Black star Ruby Rose called for a boycott of The Untitled Magazine, after editors allegedly published “unauthorized” photos of her in the latest issue.
The model/actress took to Instagram on Monday and posted a picture of herself from a photoshoot in which she’s wearing a black sheer top with nothing underneath. She opted to block out her bare chest by showing the iPhone alert which reads, “Confirm deletion.”
Rose added the caption, “I am pro “free the nipple” so when I was tagged in this photo by fans I wasn’t sure where it came from but I assumed a BTS (behind the scenes) from a friend’s shoot or one where we had approved slightly transparency in an image. Imagine my shock to find that @theuntitledmagazine decided to publish images of me after we explained we wouldn’t be doing the shoot if I wasn’t appropriately covered. The difference with working with a friend and or choosing to use nudity for art / and someone taking the piss and exploiting you is two different things. Not only is this 8 months old.. The photos unapproved but they also sold photos to other publications. The interview made no sense 8 months on.. Please if you are a fan of mine boycott this issue. Or you are buying into greedy, exploitative propaganda. I have plenty of other shoots I’m proud of with professionals coming up its not needed in your collection.”
Representatives from the magazine responded to Rose via Twitter, “We would never publish unapproved photos. we do not believe in exploitation!”
But Rose was not pleased with their response, taking to Instagram once again and writing, “‘We do not believe in exploitation’ however we have seen how upset you are at unapproved published images of you topless in our “girl power magazine” we figure while all the publicity around it .. Let’s post our “exclusive” “interview” “now!!” Hashtag absolute morons. I’m in shock at how cheap and petty this is. When a simple deletion and apology was all it should have been.”
In a new interview with The Huffington Post, The Untitled Magazine Editor-In-Chief Indira Cesarine stands by their decision to keep Rose as their cover girl, insisting the model’s publicity team authorized the use of the photos.
She said, “She knowingly and willingly did the photo shoot with the magazine at the consent of her PR team. As the Editor-in-Chief I did receive many emails (from the PR team) that they were happy with the photoshoot.”
Cesarine insisted Rose’s allegations of “exploitation” were unfounded, adding, “Dani Brubaker (photographer) and her agent are the only ones that can manage the rights to these photos and profit off of them. We had nothing to do with any attempt to sell these images whatsoever. For this shoot, I have a contract that Dani is managing the photos and has the rights to the photos. After she (Rose) has done full frontal nudity on her show, these images are tame compared to what she has done on television.”