'They appropriate exclusivity. They're cliques!'
Don’t expect to catch Chloë Grace Moretz onstage at a Taylor Swift concert anytime soon.
“They appropriate exclusivity. They’re cliques!” she told Complex for its April/May cover story, with a tone described as “exasperation.”
Asked to elaborate on receiving an invite to Swift’s celeb posse – which has included her friend Selena Gomez, and the likes of Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, and Cara Delevingne – Moretz simply said of the singer, “She’s a very talented person.”
An outspoken proponent of gender equality, Moretz went on to explain how she’s become more willing to voice her opinions as she’s gotten older.
“There were definitely moments when I was 13 or 14 and was worried about not being liked if I spoke out, but I realized that’s kind of this forced, societal feminist outlook of how women should be – they should feel sorry for speaking out,” she said.
Elaborating on her views on feminism, Moretz added, “It’s about equality – and it’s not just about women being powerful. It’s about races being powerful; genders being powerful.”
Her stance on gender equality has even effected her choice of projects, and including her upcoming turn in Disney’s live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid.
“We can’t make this regressive tale in a modern world. We’re going to flip it on its head. It’s going to feel good for women and men in the sense that it’s not just appropriating feminism, and it’s not leaning on regressive stereotypes,” she said.