Chloë Grace Moretz stars in the upcoming sequel to 2014's "Neighbors," which in addition to being aptly named "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," is very funny, surprisingly progressive and, dare we say, feminist.
An underlying message in the film, which hits theaters on May 20, is that people tend to greatly underestimate what women are capable of -- especially when it comes to causing mayhem. On a somewhat related note, after reading Glamour magazine's June 2016 cover story, it's clear that no one should underestimate Moretz.
At 19, she's been acting for more than half of her life, and what's more, she truly knows how to bullshit with the best of them. When Glamour brought up her Twitter feud with Kim Kardashian over the reality star's nude photo, Moretz set the scene by explaining:
"I had just gotten off a plane from South Korea, I was incredibly jet-lagged, and I couldn’t take one more thing. I saw that photo, and I had to say something," she said.
In case you need a reminder, Moretz set things off by tweeting:
Her tweet didn't go over so well with those who accused Moretz of slut-shaming the reality star -- which, if we're going by the dictionary definition of the term, you could say she did.
But "slut-shaming" is one of those buzzwords that is thrown around so much that at times it can feel like it's lost all meaning. As Jezebel's Callie Beusman wrote in 2013, "[A]ll too often, 'slut-shaming' is used to police women ... for policing other women, which is just hypocritical." This is likely the case with Moretz, who went on to defend her stance on Kardashian's nude photo to Glamour -- abet with more empty buzzwords.
"That picture wasn’t linked to body confidence," she said. "It wasn’t a #BodyConfidence or #LoveWhoYouAre. It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see ... I would hate for young women to feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes, retweets, favorites, and male attention … I wasn’t slut-shaming. It’s not about body shaming.”
But the real highlight of the interview is the gold medal Moretz deserves after completing the verbal equivalent of a round-off back handspring back tuck when prodded about Kardashian's response.
Again, to refresh your memory, the E! star had tweeted:
Moretz managed to make some more jargon really work for her.
I started laughing. I was at dinner with my family [when] I got the notification [on my phone]. I look at it and I go, "Oh my God. She responded." My mom took the most offense to it because it was girl-on-girl hate and Kim didn’t come back with an educated response on body confidence. It was aggressive, and also it was incorrect. I don’t have 45 million followers or a TV show that follows my life. But people know who I am. I pride myself on having opinions, and I don’t express them in snarky ways toward people.
To recap: A bunch of buzzwords, and Moretz medals in BS.