Amandla Stenberg Claims She Was Simply Being ‘Funny’ By Sending Direct Message To Film Critic Who Called Her Latest Film A ’95-Minute Advertisement For Cleavage’

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg Claims She Was Simply Being ‘Funny’ By Sending Direct Message To Film Critic Who Called Her Latest Film A ’95-Minute Advertisement For Cleavage’

It’s best to just mind your own body, body, body — especially if you’re speaking on Amandla Stenberg.

The award-winning actress recently took it to the DMs to respond to New York Times film critic Lena Wilson, who called her latest flick “Bodies Bodies Bodies” a

“95-minute advertisement for cleavage.”

Although Amandla Stenberg acknowledged she found Lena Wilson‘s assessment of the movie “hilarious,” she had some criticism of her own for the writer, which she decided to address via direct message. In her message to the critic, Amandla Stenberg reportedly said,

“Your review was great. Maybe if you had gotten your eyes off my tits you would’ve watched the movie!”

Amandla Stenberg DMs Lena Wilson

New York Times film critic Lena Wilson.

Stenberg later defended her response. While the actress claims she found the review funny — which led to her decision to respond with her own humor — it apparently wasn’t taken that way. Stenberg addressed the commentary she’s seen been receiving via Instagram, saying,

“I’m receiving a lot of commentary on the internet for being a very naughty girl and for sending a DM that I thought was hilarious. There’s a film critic and her name is Lena Wilson. She described [‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’] as a 95-minute advertisement for cleavage,’ which I thought was hilarious. I’m proud that a piece of work I was a part of was described as such in such a renowned publication.”

Amandla Stenberg

She continued,

“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 said the amount of comments she gets on her chest was the main driving force behind her decision to reply. Her chest, for some reason, seems to be the center of a lot of “unwarranted” conversation … and quite frankly, she’s tired of it. But still, she said,

“Lena, I thought your review was hilarious. I thought my DM was funny. I did not mean to harass you. I do not wish you any harm. You are allowed to have your criticism on my work and I’m allowed to have my criticisms of your work. I wish you the best.”

“Bodies Bodies Bodies” is a horror film brought to you by independent entertainment company A24. According to its official description,

“When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.”

The film is still playing in theaters nationwide.

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Authored by: S. G.