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Melanie Lynskey Is Not Here For Robbie Tripp's Faux Feminist Bullshit

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 7, 2017 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 7, 2017 |


Last week, Robbie Tripp became internet famous because too many people still don’t understand feminism. An Instagram post that claimed to be about praising his wife’s curvy body, quickly devolved into praising himself for raising above society’s judgement of men who are attracted to big women. (Let us never forget how men suffer over women’s bodies! Praise be!) Some corners of the internet (cough cough Buzzfeed cough cough) held him up as some sort of model ally, which we weren’t having.

This weekend, Pajiba favorite Melanie Lynskey took to Twitter to respond to Tripp’s brand of empowerment, which is actually a not-so-subtle form of self-aggrandizement and negging. Feel free to send this thread to any supposed ally who still doesn’t get why Tripp’s initial post was more gross than grand.



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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.