A cover story interview with Margot Robbie went viral on social media after everyone pointed out how absolutely creepy and weird it was.
The story came from the latest Issue of Vanity Fair and was written by Rich Cohen.
It starts off by casually describing how Australia is full of “throwback people”. Cohen describes Australia as “America 50 years ago, sunny and slow, a throwback, which is why you go there for throwback people.”
“They still live and die with the plot turns of soap operas in Melbourne and Perth, still dwell in a single mass market in Adelaide and Sydney.”
He then spends the rest of the article describing her every facet, waxing lyrical and going into weird detail.
“She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly, catwalk way but in a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance,” he writes. “She is blonde but dark at the roots. She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes.
She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character. As I said, she is from Australia.
“She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character. As I said, she is from Australia. To understand her, you should think about what that means.”
I don’t particularly blame Rich Cohen, it’s hard not to turn into a love sick thespian when you have Margot Robbie in front of you and a word count to hit. But you have to admit, this bit is a little creepy to say the least,
“She wandered through the room like a second-semester freshman, finally at ease with the system. She stopped at tables along the way to talk to friends. I don’t remember what she was wearing, but it was simple, her hair combed around those painfully blue eyes. We sat in the corner. She looked at me and smiled.”
The 2 best parts of the Margot Robbie profile are when 1) Rich Cohen explains time zones and 2) Margot just leaves pic.twitter.com/n9pAg1PZQ8
— k. (@hippo_hooray) July 6, 2016
As one twitter user pointed out, the two best parts included a description that “when everyone here is awake, everyone there is asleep,” which is the perfect way to describe time zones to toddlers.
Also apparently it gets awkward at the end and she just leaves to go hang out with her friends instead.
Suffice to say the article got suitably slayed online.
did u survive the margot robbie vanity fair article?
— Listen I'm Scary OK (@katiemcvay) July 6, 2016
@VanityFair shame on you for publishing that "article" on Margot Robbie by Rich Cohen. I nearly drowned in his drool over her.
— Phil Varlese (@PhilVarlese) July 6, 2016
thanks @VanityFair for letting America's Greasiest Creepy Uncle profile Margot Robbie. it was illuminating if not for the reason you planned
— Patrick Cosmos (@veryimportant) July 6, 2016