Olivia Munn claps back at troll’s cruel ‘cottage cheese thighs’ comment

Olivia Munn has shut down a troll who criticised her for having cellulite. The X-Men: Apocalypse actress recently took to Instagram to share a stunning snap of herself with her 2.4 million followers. In the picture, the 39-year-old was sat on a cha…

Olivia Munn has shut down a troll who criticised her for having cellulite.

The X-Men: Apocalypse actress recently took to Instagram to share a stunning snap of herself with her 2.4 million followers.

In the picture, the 39-year-old was sat on a chair looking relaxed while wearing a white miniskirt and nude vest.

However, underneath the snap, some trolls pointed out her cellulite, with one cruelly commenting: “cottage cheese”.

The star’s fans rushed to her defence, and Olivia soon hit back: “What woman doesn’t have cellulite?? It’s not gonna stop me from posting a pic.”

While many of her followers praised her for sharing the unfiltered shot.

“Who cares about cellulite? Jezus, it’s a natural thing! @oliviamunn Hell yeah (sic),” commented one, while another added: “MORE PEOPLE NEED TO HYPE HER UP LIKE DAMN.”

Olivia has previously been forced to respond to claims she’d undergone plastic surgery, and in a chat with Rook magazine, she was critical of the fact that women are always so heavily scrutinised because of their looks.

“That’s where it’s unfair – the judgement that is put on women for how we look. If you’re looking bad, you have to cover up,” she told the publication. “If you’re looking good, you’ve done something or made a deal with the devil.

“Being multi-ethnic – I’m half Chinese and half white – brings up a whole set of complications that people don’t even think about when it comes to being photographed.”

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Olivia Munn took years to master meditation

Olivia Munn took years to perfect her meditation technique.The X-Men: Apocalypse actress wanted to use meditation to help her shut out all the stress and noise from her everyday life and achieve a calm and clear state, but she struggled to quieten her …

Olivia Munn took years to perfect her meditation technique.

The X-Men: Apocalypse actress wanted to use meditation to help her shut out all the stress and noise from her everyday life and achieve a calm and clear state, but she struggled to quieten her mind enough to get to that zen place.

“I tried so hard (to meditate) for years,” she told Women’s Health magazine. “The tough thing for me about meditating is thinking, Am I doing it right? Did I do this for nothing? Do I have to start all over? My brain begins to spin.”

She finally came across a headband called Muse that uses an EEG (electroencephalogram) device to sense brain activity and translate it into meditation sounds, with Olivia explaining, “When you’re thinking of nothing at all, you get bird chirps… It’s like a little video game for me.”

The 38-year-old can now achieve that calm state within 10 seconds and it helps her focus on what’s important, and she usually hears her mother’s voice saying, “Stand up for yourself. Stand up for what’s right. You know what’s right-do it.”

Olivia first learned the power of caring for her mind and body when she grew up practicing taekwondo. She went back to the martial art while training for X-Men in 2015 and she is planning to start it back up again soon.

“As much as I care about looking and feeling my best, it’s not enough of a motivation for me,” Olivia explained. “I need a goal of accomplishing something.

“When you do martial arts, it makes you feel like you’re physically capable of anything… And the great side effect is that when you’re in your best shape, you actually will look your best too.”

The actress is also planning to return to the diet she abided by during her X-Men training. The 80 per cent raw diet featured fewer complex carbs, little meats and lots of fruits and vegetables.

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Olivia Munn slams fashion bloggers for dissing her style

Actress Olivia Munn has taken issue with “fashion-policing”, calling out bloggers for targeting women.The Predator star took on popular influencers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan at style blog Go Fug Yourself in a lengthy essay post on Wednesday (25A…

Actress Olivia Munn has taken issue with “fashion-policing”, calling out bloggers for targeting women.

The Predator star took on popular influencers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan at style blog Go Fug Yourself in a lengthy essay post on Wednesday (25Apr19), after they posted mean comments about the Peter Pilotto pantsuit outfit she wore last week.

“For years, fashion-policing celebrity has been an accepted mainstream media critique, even though it mainly focuses on females and not men, which ultimately contributes to the perpetual minimization of women and propagates the idea is predominantly (or singularly) tied to our looks,” she wrote in a picture-captioned post on Twitter.

“At the forefront of this right now are blogs like Go Fug Yourself, created and run by people who have anointed themselves as judge and jury of what’s fashionable… Their blatant hypocrisy is nauseating – they claim to employ some sort of subjective barometer for goodness and beauty even though what they do and write is neither good nor beautiful.”

Olivia was one of the actresses at the forefront of the #MeToo sexual assault survivors movement in 2017, when she accused director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct, and now she wants to hold fashion bloggers accountable.

“(The writers) shouldn’t get away with spewing whatever vitriol they want just by betting on the antiquated notion that the people they target won’t say anything,” she insisted. “To the Fug Girls and all of your peers: Just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you’re not part of the problem. The world woke up in 2017 but you stayed sleeping.

“Blogs like theirs have been around for a while, with their snarkiness and hypocrisy on full display, and we’ve accepted it because as women we’ve been conditioned to believe that being publicly chastised for our weight, our looks or our choice in clothing is an acceptable part of our existence.”

The Go Fug Yourself columnists have yet to respond to Olivia’s pointed essay.

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Olivia Munn celebrates Chanel’s anti-fur move

Actress Olivia Munn has applauded bosses at Chanel for becoming the latest fashion house to stop using real fur and exotic animal skins in their luxury designs. In recent months, officials at Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Burberry, and Coach have all …

Actress Olivia Munn has applauded bosses at Chanel for becoming the latest fashion house to stop using real fur and exotic animal skins in their luxury designs.

In recent months, officials at Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Burberry, and Coach have all announced plans for more animal-friendly measures, and now Chanel executives have followed suit for future fashion creations.

A representative for the brand explains the decision was made in part because it is becoming “increasingly difficult” to source materials that meet their ethical standards and requirements for sustainability, insisting the new ban will provide designers with “an opportunity to create a new generation of high-end products”.

The move has already been praised by activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and now Olivia has shared her joy about the news on social media.

“This is AMAZING!!!! @chanel,” she tweeted alongside a PETA news article about the initiative.

She also posted a screen shot of the comment on Instagram, and captioned it, “I hope this inspires more designers to follow suit.”

Animal-lover Olivia has long been calling on fashion industry leaders to ditch the use of fur in their garments and previously stripped off to pose nude for PETA’s ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ campaign in 2011.

“Who needs fur to feel beautiful?” she asked in the print ad.

The X-Men: Apocalypse star also went one step further by teaming up with PETA officials for an undercover video expose about the alleged abuse of animals on a fur farm in China, where fox, mink, and rabbit coats, as well as furs from dogs and cats, are frequently collected and shipped worldwide to be turned into clothing and accessories.

“There’s nothing good about pretending like you don’t know,” she said of the terrible treatment the animals are reportedly subjected to.

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Olivia Munn regrets splurging on very expensive boots

Olivia Munn regrets splurging her money on a pair of very expensive boots.The actress always sports glamorous outfits whenever she steps out at red carpet events and recently turned heads in floral print ALC suit, House of CB bralette, and Christian Lo…

Olivia Munn regrets splurging her money on a pair of very expensive boots.

The actress always sports glamorous outfits whenever she steps out at red carpet events and recently turned heads in floral print ALC suit, House of CB bralette, and Christian Louboutin shoes at a screening of her movie The Predator.

While Olivia often wears Louboutin designs, she has now shared that she wishes she never splashed her hard-earned cash on a particularly bold pair.

“I remember purchasing these hot-pink suede high-heeled booties that were Louboutin. They had these three bows up the front, and I thought, ‘These are ones I’m gonna wear with everything,'” she recalled to InStyle. “I wore them once and never again.”

Olivia went on to explain that the boots cost about $2,500 (£1,900). And even though she hasn’t worn them, she has a good reason for not giving them away or selling them to someone else.

“They’re a reminder to me that you don’t really need to spend like that; those aren’t the ones you wear every day, so just don’t spend that much,” the 38-year-old mused. “I did love them for the moment I wore them, though.”

During the chat, Olivia shared that she’s always tried to save her earnings, right from when she was given pocket money as a child for babysitting her siblings. These days she will spend money on fashion and accessories, but her biggest investment is in skincare and regular visits to celebrity facialist Shani Darden.

“There have definitely been times in my life where I have regretted purchasing that purse or those shoes, but I have never regretted the money I’ve spent on my skin. And then I spend on travel, my dogs, and my family,” she added.

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The Predator tops North American box office after sex offender scandal

The Predator has clawed its way to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend (14-16Sep18). The film, which stars Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, and Sterling K. Brown, hauled in $24 million (GBP18.4 million) to take the number one sp…

The Predator has clawed its way to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend (14-16Sep18).

The film, which stars Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, and Sterling K. Brown, hauled in $24 million (GBP18.4 million) to take the number one spot, while it has added $30.7 million (GBP23.5 million) overseas, bringing its international weekend total to $54.7 million (GBP41.9 million).

The film’s release was cloaked with controversy after Munn publicly revealed director Shane Black had cast his friend, Steven Wilder Striegel, in the movie. She discovered the actor had served time behind bars for trying to coax a 14-year-old relative into a sexual relationship back in 2010.

Olivia brought the information to Twentieth Century Fox studio bosses’ attention and they agreed to cut his small scene with the actress from the finished film. She also warned castmates about an expose which was about to be published by the Los Angeles Times.

Black has since apologised for the ill-advised casting, explaining he didn’t know how serious his friend’s past crime was.

“If I caused pain, it’s on me,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s my fault. I made a decision, which was a very bad… I was as shocked to discover what’s going on at reading these horrible things in the paper… I felt like I had let people down and caused pain to the cast and that is not acceptable.”

Meanwhile, horror movie The Nun drops to two on the new box office list with $18 million (GBP13.7 million), and Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively’s quirky thriller A Simple Favor debuts at three with $16 million (GBP12.2 million).

White Boy Rick and Crazy Rich Asians round out the top five.

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Shane Black apologises to Olivia Munn over The Predator controversy

Director Shane Black became visibly emotional as he publicly apologised to Olivia Munn over The Predator controversy at the film’s premiere on Wednesday (12Sep18). The 56-year-old filmmaker caused outrage after he cast his friend, registered sex offen…

Director Shane Black became visibly emotional as he publicly apologised to Olivia Munn over The Predator controversy at the film’s premiere on Wednesday (12Sep18).

The 56-year-old filmmaker caused outrage after he cast his friend, registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel, who had served time behind bars for trying to coax a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship over the Internet in 2010, in the new movie.

Munn discovered Striegel’s criminal past last month (Aug18), and successfully lobbied Twentieth Century Fox bosses to cut the scene, and the news went public last week. Munn went on to accuse Black of keeping the news from the cast and crew, and complained that she had been shunned by her co-stars.

At The Predator premiere on Wednesday, Black reached out to Munn, and became visibly emotional as he discussed the controversy.

“I have reached out to Olivia,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I felt that I owed her that call, that apology and I’m very sorry for any pain that she’s felt, but I reached out privately.”

The director expressed his remorse over the decision to cast Striegel, and took full responsibility for the fallout.

“If I caused pain, it’s on me. It’s my fault. I made a decision, which was a very bad – look, it’s not about the fact that I was as shocked to discover what’s going on at reading these horrible things in the paper. That’s still on me,” he continued.

“I’m not allowed to just treat this like we’re kids in college and putting friends in movies because this is big leagues, and I felt like I had let people down and caused pain to the cast and that is not acceptable.”

Munn told ET at the event that she had been encouraged by the response to her actions, and was happy that her co-stars – including Sterling K. Brown – had finally supported her.

“Just to have everyone on that same page… that’s honestly been the most amazing thing just to see that.”

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Sterling K. Brown speaking out in support of Olivia Munn

This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown has apologised to Olivia Munn after she made it clear she was not feeling supported by her The Predator castmates following a sex offender drama on the set. The actress shared a small scene with Steven Wilder Striegel…

This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown has apologised to Olivia Munn after she made it clear she was not feeling supported by her The Predator castmates following a sex offender drama on the set.

The actress shared a small scene with Steven Wilder Striegel before learning that he had served time behind bars for trying to coax a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship over the Internet back in 2010.

He served six months in jail after pleading guilty to felony charges of risk of injury to a child and enticing a minor by computer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Upon discovering the awful truth about her co-star’s past, Munn brought the information to Twentieth Century Fox studio bosses’ attention, who agreed to cut his scene from the finished film, which also stars Brown and Boyd Holbrook.

The controversy went public last week (ends07Sep18), but Munn has been the only cast member who has spoken out, and now she has revealed she felt isolated at the Toronto International Film Festival after raising her voice.

Brown has since apologised, stating, “I’m sorry you’re feeling so isolated, my dear. And I’m sorry you’ve been the only one to speak up publicly. I was not at #TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) so I didn’t have an opportunity to be there with you.”

Sterling also insists the cast should have known about Striegel’s indiscretions before working with him and he has thanked studio bosses for taking action when they learned the truth.

“Our studio was not given that opportunity, and neither was our cast,” he adds. “Especially @oliviamunn who was the only member of the principal cast who had to work with him. I so appreciate that you ‘didn’t leave well enough alone’, & again, I’m sorry you feel isolated in taking action.”

“Thank you to @20thcenturyfox for taking quick action in deleting the scene,” he continues. “@oliviamunn I hope you don’t feel quite so alone. You did the right thing.”

Meanwhile, director Shane Black has apologised for not letting his colleagues know, claiming he had been misled by his friend over the seriousness of his 2010 arrest.

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Olivia Munn had to follow-up on The Predator sex offender complaint

Olivia Munn didn’t hear anything from studio officials for two days after raising concerns about having a registered sex offender as a co-star in her new movie The Predator. The X-Men: Apocalypse actress only learned Steven Wilder Striegel had a crimi…

Olivia Munn didn’t hear anything from studio officials for two days after raising concerns about having a registered sex offender as a co-star in her new movie The Predator.

The X-Men: Apocalypse actress only learned Steven Wilder Striegel had a criminal past last month (Aug18), as she prepared to embark on a promotional tour, and she immediately took the shocking discovery to bosses at Twentieth Century Fox.

She accused director Shane Black of keeping the news from the cast and crew, as his pal Striegel, who appears in a small scene with Munn, had served time behind bars for trying to coax a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship over the Internet in 2010.

Fox chiefs soon cut Striegel’s appearance from the finished movie, but Munn reveals she was initially left hanging when they took their time responding to her first complaint.

“When I called, (Fox) was silent for two days,” she told Variety at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada, where The Predator premiered over the weekend (08-09Sep18).

“I did have to reach out again and say I didn’t feel comfortable presenting at the MTV (Video Music) Awards with Keegan (Michael Key, co-star) unless this guy was out of it.”

However, Olivia clarifies, “I’m not saying they weren’t working on it behind the scenes. I just didn’t hear anything about it. But I’m happy that they did obviously because I’m proud of the work we did in this movie, we all worked really, really hard, and I wouldn’t be able to morally stand behind this movie with this guy in there.”

Fox executives insisted they were unaware of Striegel’s felony convictions, which were made public in an article in the Los Angeles Times last week (ends07Sep18), while Black eventually apologised for not letting his colleagues know, claiming he had been misled by his friend over the seriousness of the incident.

Munn felt compelled to report the news to studio bosses “because movies are so far reaching”.

The actress claims she has nothing against giving Striegel a second chance, but explained, “I do have a hard line when it comes to people who hurt children or animals. You deserve to go make money, but not alongside me in a film. You can go work in a lot of other places or like make an Etsy (online) store or something.”

And she is a little disappointed in Black for not reaching out directly to her after the controversy.

“I think an apology has to happen privately not just publicly,” she said. “I believe in his apology that he said he (apologises) to everyone past and present that he’s put in that situation, and that would be me, but I didn’t get that apology, I read about it online like everyone else.”

The Predator, which also stars Boyd Holbrook and Sterling K. Brown, is due to open in theatres this week (ends14Sep18).

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Olivia Munn surprised to learn about sex offender’s role in The Predator

Olivia Munn was shocked to learn filmmaker Shane Black had cast a registered sex offender in their new movie, ironically called The Predator. The actress shared a small scene with Steven Wilder Striegel, who was accused in 2010 of trying to coax a 14-…

Olivia Munn was shocked to learn filmmaker Shane Black had cast a registered sex offender in their new movie, ironically called The Predator.

The actress shared a small scene with Steven Wilder Striegel, who was accused in 2010 of trying to coax a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship over the Internet.

He served six months behind bars after pleading guilty to felony charges of risk of injury to a child and enticing a minor by computer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Munn learned about Striegel’s checkered past last month (Aug18) and immediately brought the information to Twentieth Century Fox studio bosses’ attention. They cut his scene from the finished film, which also stars Sterling K. Brown and Boyd Holbrook.

“(I find it) both surprising and unsettling that Shane Black, our director, did not share this information to the cast, crew, or Fox Studios prior to, during, or after production,” read Munn’s statement issued to the publication. “However, I am relieved that when Fox finally did receive the information, the studio took appropriate action by deleting the scene featuring Wilder prior to release of the film.”

Studio executives insist they were “not aware” of Striegel’s criminal history before he was cast in the movie due to “legal limitations” on running background checks, but Black initially defended his casting, explaining he was just trying to help out an old pal, who he believed was “caught up in a bad situation”.

However, after reading the article in the Times, which included email correspondence between Striegel and the teen, Black had a change of heart, and he has now apologised for being “misled by a friend”, who he had previously hired for small appearances in his other films Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys.

“I believe strongly in giving people second chances – but sometimes you discover that chance is not as warranted as you may have hoped,” Black shares in a new statement.

“After learning more about the affidavit, transcripts and additional details surrounding Steve Striegel’s sentence, I am deeply disappointed in myself. I apologize to all of those, past and present, I’ve let down by having Steve around them without giving them a voice in the decision.”

Black’s new remarks emerge after Striegel, who has contested some of the allegations against him, insisted he would have never has signed on for the film if he knew it would cause issues for his director pal, branding his criminal past an “enormously unfortunate chapter” in his life.

He has yet to respond to the moviemaker’s latest statement.

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