Well, it appears that she pulled it off.
Amber Rose, 31, turned heads in racy lingerie on Sat., Oct. 3 to support a cause close to her heart, her slut walk. Donned in a cleavage-baring lace slip paired with thigh-high stiletto boots, the stripper-turned-model marched with hundreds of supporters, mainly women, at Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
The event was promoted as a way to express “outrage toward issues of sexual violence, gender inequality, derogatory labeling and victim blaming.”
Hosted by the Amber Rose Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission of “uplifting, empowering, and enhancing the platform of women across the globe,” the event featured dance performances, food vendors, HIV testing, and sexual awareness booths.
Rose even took the stage to speak. “Porn stars are capable of love,” the model said speaking of someone in attendance. “She has an amazing husband back here supporting her, she has a beautiful baby on the way and she does whatever the f–k makes her happy and that’s why she’s here.”
Later on, the mother of one was also spotted holding up a pink sign that read, “My p—-y, my choice” and another that read, “Strippers have feelings too.” Other signs spotted at the event included slogans such as “My clothes are not my consent” and “Don’t tell me how to dress. Tell them not to rape.”
A male and female were even spotted topless, bearing signs that read “Legal” and “Illegal” contrasting nude male and female breasts.
According to Rose’s organization’s GoFundMe page, they were seeking at least $65K from supporters. As of Saturday afternoon, more than $55,700 has been raised. “Your donation will support our foundation and groups and organizations of women who have been subject to slut shaming, a lack of implication of double standards, sexual assault, and even rape,” the page states. “Los Angeles is just the first of many cities that we hope to expand this movement to with your help.” However, there was no mention of said “foundations” or “organizations.”
While we see what Rose was trying to do, the event’s provocative title (while drawing attention to the event) did it more harm than good. Just last week, Rose slammed celebrities for not backing her slut walk. But we imagine, with a clearer message and fewer theatrics, that many women would get behind a cause protecting women’s rights.