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Caitlin Stasey Slams "Creep" Editor Over Nude Photo Shoot Disagreement

Australian actress says Good Weekend pulled story after she refused to pose nude.

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Caitlin Stasey, star of Please Like Me and Reign, has slammed Good Weekend magazine on Twitter, claiming they scrapped a planned feature on her when she refused to appear nude.

In a series of tweets this morning, Stasey tagged The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, the newspapers Good Weekend appears in, as well as the magazine’s editor Ben Naparstek.

Good Weekend magazine suddenly doesn't have the space to run a piece on me because I wouldn't do a shoot in my underwear @theage @smh

They wanted to team an interview about my upset over the constant objectification of women with a sexualized photo shoot. I declined.@theage

And miraculously, conveniently after I said I wouldn't do it, they claimed the magazine was downsized & there was no space to run the piece

Photo shoot & story of any length would take up th same amount of space.So y th sudden change of heart wen I refused 2 b sexualised? @theage

The lead culprit being @BenNaparstek Claiming (lying) that we had agreed to the vision board he had chosen.

While a "lengthy and involved" interview was conducted, the photo shoot was cancelled after Stasey rejected the nude photo shoot concept she was presented with.

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The "mood board" Stasey says the magazine sent her as the inspiration for their photo shoot.

"I was told by my publicist from Ben [Naparstek] himself that they didn't want to do a photo shoot if they couldn't have their original concept (nudes)," Stasey told BuzzFeed News.

You assumed I would pose nude for you. You told people you had cleared it with me and my team @BenNaparstek

"They then sent me other mood boards, I replied with my thoughts, then they scrapped the whole thing and said they'd buy photos from another photographer from a previous shoot."

shoot WAS scheduled after I voiced my concerns & asked for a new theme. YOU thn cancelled @stephharmon @BenNaparstek

"I'm not sure if they did, but months went by and I heard nothing except vague maybes. They were full steam ahead before I said no to nudes. Ben's a creep and a liar and a cunt and told his team that I was fine with nudes."

Do nude photos miraculously take up less space?Is that y th issue of 'space' arose directly AFTER I told u I wouldnt pose nude @BenNaparstek

Although Stasey appeared nude in a photo series on Herself, as part of a project for women to reclaim their bodies, she highlighted the difference between this and the magazine's request on Twitter.

U do understand the difference between a woman appearing naked on her own terms & one being coaxed to in order to sell your product?@theage

A woman appearing nude once, for her own purposes, does not have to bend to you willing her nude for yours @theage

Staggering to me, the arrogance of those who thought a shoot like that would b appropriate & THEN Having a tantrum when I refused! @theage

"I completely understood and respected Caitlin's decision not to pursue our shoot, which would have been a classy shoot with a leading American fashion photographer in line with the beautiful artistic imagery she'd published of herself on Herself.com, which she'd just launched," he said.

"We decided not to pursue the shoot when her agent offered us access to existing portraits instead. But with the Herself.com peg no longer as strong, we decided to delay the profile until later in the year so it could be tied to the new seasons of her series Please Like Me and Reign."

Jenna Guillaume is Editor-at-Large for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.

Contact Jenna Guillaume at jenna.guillaume@buzzfeed.com.

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