Cara Delevingne has spoken frequently about how thankful she is to have escaped the modeling industry. Now, the rising actress has opened up about some extremely dark side of the industry, including the sexual harassment that affects very young girls, in an interview with The Times.
Delevingne says that while sexual harassment might exist in all industries it's even worse in fashion because of the age of the girls working in it. "I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick," she told The Times. "It’s horrible and it’s disgusting. [We’re talking about] young girls. You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to … not great stuff."
The Paper Towns star makes it clear that this is something all women unfortunately face, though. "I think you get that [sexual harassment] in every industry," she said. "I don’t think it’s just modeling, although I think it’s worse in modeling. There are male photographers who go into it purely because of the girls. But in every industry, if you are pretty, or someone likes the look of you … It’s not good."
The sexual harassment came Delevingne's direction "a little," she says, but she adds that she always defends herself and others. "I am very good at standing up for myself now, and for other peopl," she explains. "If there is injustice I will flip out. If someone is crossing a line, they will know about it and so will everyone else. I’m not about brushing things under the carpet."