Suki Waterhouse, an English model, singer, and actress, has attacked the Gossip Girl reboot for making a sexist joke out of her relationship with actor Robert Pattinson.
In the third episode of the season, Waterhouse, 29, chastised the show for calling her “nothing.”
Luna, played by actress Zion Moreno, delivers the statement in question when addressing Whitney Peak’s character Zoya about her public image in the episode.
Luna, hoping to boost Zoya’s social media presence and make her a more compatible fit for her high-profile love interest in the show, Obie played by Eli Brown says, “When do you think you’ll get it? In the eyes of the press, he’s R-Patz, and you’re Suki Nobody.”
The statement alludes to Pattinson and Waterhouse’s romance, which dates back to 2018.
In a series of tweets that have since been deleted, Waterhouse called out the line.
Waterhouse tweeted, tagging the episode’s writer Lila Feinberg, “Another day to be reminded that women can also be patriarchy.”
“After seeing patriarchy and sexism critiques, I’m labeled as someone’s ‘nothing’ girlfriend. Make sense of it!” She mentioned it in another post.
Waterhouse has had a successful modeling career, featuring in advertisements for Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, and H&M, in contrast to the show’s views.
She has also graced the covers of British, Korean, Thai, Taiwanese, and Turkish Vogue, Tatler, Elle in the UK and Korea, Marie Claire in the United States, and Grazia in France.
The actress has previously appeared in films such as Love Rosie, The Bad Batch, and A Rainy Day in New York, all directed by Woody Allen.
Users linked Waterhouse’s response to the series’ creator to singer Taylor Swift’s stance against Netflix series Ginny & Georgia before the remarks were removed.
After a comment regarding Swift’s dating history was called into question in an episode, Swift said the producers made a “lazy, terribly misogynistic joke.”
“Hello, Ginny and Georgia! 2010 has called and demanded the return of its clumsy, highly sexist joke” Swift sent out a tweet in March.
“Let’s stop insulting hardworking ladies by calling this horse s—t FuNny.”