Charli XCX Reacts to Amandla Stenberg Drama With Film Critic After Review

Pop star Charli XCX has damaged her silence on the latest Bodies Bodies Bodies controversy.

The singer, 30, was name-checked in a evaluate of the horror movie by The New York Times author Lena Wilson, who has since deleted her social media after backlash over her feedback about actress Amandla Stenberg’s chest.

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Charli XCX attends the amfAR Gala Cannes 2022 in May. The singer has damaged her silence over the “Bodies Bodies Bodies” evaluate controversy.
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Wilson leaked a collection of DMs from Stenberg, 23, who known as out the author for her adverse evaluate about Bodies Bodies Bodies. The movie follows a bunch of wealthy Gen Z-ers partying and being stalked at a distant mansion.

Wilson described the movie in her August 4 evaluate as “bloated with pompous irony” and “perfectly tailored to one of [production company] A24’s key demographics: bougie 25-year-olds who value branding over substance.”

The one line within the evaluate that Stenberg was particularly sad with was Wilson’s feedback on her cleavage.

“The only thing that really sets Bodies Bodies Bodies apart is its place in the A24 hype machine, where it doubles as a 95-minute advertisement for cleavage and Charli XCX’s latest single,” Wilson wrote.

The singer’s new music, “Hot Girl (Bodies Bodies Bodies)”, written with George Daniel of rock band The 1975, serves because the theme music for the movie.

Charli XCX stated on TikTok that she didn’t wish to become involved within the drama over the Bodies Bodies Bodies evaluate.

Posing in entrance of a inexperienced display screen with the controversial textual content highlighted behind her, Charli lip-synced over a dialogue as she pointed to the evaluate.

“I don’t know what’s going on and I simply don’t wanna know,” Charli stated, earlier than smiling to the digital camera on the finish of the video.

Stenberg’s DM to Wilson learn: “Maybe if you had gotten ur eyes off my t**s you could’ve watched the movie!”

Wilson shared that Instagram DM to her Twitter weeks later, however then adopted it up with a TikTok response. In this, she accused Stenberg, who identifies as homosexual, of homophobia.

In the video, Wilson stated: “Hey, Amandla! Generally a big fan of your work, but this sure is something. Wishing you well in your career and life.

“I’m posting it as a result of I do not need this one that has extra social energy than me to suppose that it is f****ng okay to do one thing like this.”

The caption of the TikTok also read: “Unfathomably bizarre to get ‘i do not need you within the locker room whereas i am altering’ bullying from a complete different lesbian.”

Wilson wrote in another tweet: “all the time bizarre when the homophobia is coming from inside the home however that is one thing.”

Stenberg spoke out against Wilson’s response, and the internet supported her with swift condemnation of the writer.

“There’s a movie critic and her title is Lena Wilson,” Stenberg said in an Instagram video. “She described [Bodies Bodies Bodies] as a 95-minute commercial for cleavage, which I believed was hilarious. I’m proud {that a} piece of labor I used to be part of was described as such in such a famend publication.”

“I thought it was hilarious. I thought because Lena is gay, and I am also gay… as gay people, we would both find this comment funny. I was also curious to know what Lena would say to such a statement. Lena decided to publish it and also says that I am homophobic for saying that.”

Stenberg continued: “It’s quite surprising the amount of commentary I receive on my boobs. I wore this tank top in this movie because me and the costume designer felt it fit the character well. I do get tired of people talking about my chest. There seems to be a lot of unwarranted conversation about my chest.

“Lena, I believed your evaluate was hilarious. I believed my DM was humorous. I didn’t imply to harass you. I don’t want you any hurt. You are allowed to have your criticism on my work and I’m allowed to have my criticisms of your work. I want you one of the best.”

Following the backlash, Wilson’s Twitter and TikTok accounts had been deleted this week.

Newsweek has reached out to Wilson for remark.

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