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Amber Rose Opened Up About Slut-Shaming During Her SlutWalk Event

"Let's all come together and be positive role models for each other."

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Amber Rose is known for being unapologetically feminist, especially when it comes to how her body and how the bodies of other women are policed.

Earlier this year at the MTV Video Music Awards, Amber Rose appeared alongside her friend Blac Chyna, and the two wore outfits with derogatory words used against women in an effort to reclaim words like "slut" and "hoe."
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Earlier this year at the MTV Video Music Awards, Amber Rose appeared alongside her friend Blac Chyna, and the two wore outfits with derogatory words used against women in an effort to reclaim words like "slut" and "hoe."

More recently, she appeared in a Funny or Die video that made fun of the "walk of shame," a phrase used to describe people who've had a one-night stand.

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This weekend, Amber Rose had a SlutWalk in Downtown L.A. The purpose of the march was to fight the notion that women who dress a certain way are somehow inviting someone to take advantage of their body.

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Participants of the walk held handmade signs with powerful messages:

At the Amber Rose slutwalk in LA. Stole this glittery sign to hang on my wall.

Some even used their bodies to express how they felt:

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Amber Rose's mom also rallied in the march. The "Fuck Yo 30 Showers" sign is a direct dig at Kanye West, who once stated on The Breakfast Club, a morning radio show, "I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim."

During that interview, Kanye went on to say, "It's very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that's with Amber Rose," thus insinuating that Rose was somehow unclean.
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During that interview, Kanye went on to say, "It's very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that's with Amber Rose," thus insinuating that Rose was somehow unclean.

There were also a few celebrities that came out to support Rose's walk, like Matt McGorry from Orange Is the New Black and Michelle Trachtenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Forehead vein bursting with gratitude for these peeps and everyone who came 4 the #SlutWalk @amberrose ✊🏼

During the event, Amber opened up about the first time she was slut-shamed, at the age of 14.

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She also teared up on stage while talking about when her ex-husband, Wiz Khalifa, wrote in a song, "I fell in love with a stripper, but I fell out of love quicker."

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"I decided to have this SlutWalk for women that have been through shit. And even though I'm up here crying, I want to be the strong person you guys can look up to."

Amber ended her speech by forgiving Kanye and Wiz Khalifa for the things they said about her.

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"I want to let all of that negativity go."

Keep slaying, Amber! 👏

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