Matt McGorry Defends 'Walk of No Shame' Video with Amber Rose: 'Strong Women Scare Weak Men'
The 31-year-old appears in the sketch with Orange Is the New Black star Matt McGorry
“If only we lived in a world where people didn’t treat women with these massive double standards,” wrote the actor, who stars in Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away with Murder. “For those of you on board with the message, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this as much as I did. For those that can’t see past judging Amber or her character in this for any number of reasons, this will certainly be way above your head. This video is not encouraging women or other genders to be ‘promiscuous,’ it’s encouraging a society where we don’t judge women and call them ‘hoes’ for the same reason that we’d give a guy a pat on the back and call them a ‘pimp.’ You don’t have to want one night stands for yourself to honor and respect a(nother) women’s choice to.”
“My absolute favorite part is Amber’s reaction to me at the end. Heavens forbid a woman just wants to have sex with a guy once,” he concluded. ” ‘Strong women scare weak men.’ Stay empowered.”
Rose also took to Instagram to give her own thanks to the actor, posting a screenshot of his Facebook post and writing: “Read this. This is why I needed @mattmcgorry to do this with me!”
In the parody video, released on Monday, Rose takes pride in her stride and makes it clear that she isn’t embarrassed of her bedroom antics.
The sketch starts with a cheerful Rose leaving a man’s house in the morning, wearing a tight black dress and carrying a pair of pink heels in one hand.
She comes across an equally cheery-looking milkman: “Good morning! Say, it looks to me like you had sex last night,” he says to her.
“I sure did!” replies Rose with a grin.
“Sounds like you’re living your best life!” says the milkman as Rose continues to make her way down the street.
Rose continues her walk, with merry-sounding music playing in the background, coming across several characters that applaud her for “not being home since last night.”
“I respect that you enjoyed yourself last night,” says one construction worker to Rose.
At one point, she is approached by the mayor, who offers her the key to the city.
“What for?” asks Rose.
“Your confidence, and the choices you make and your ability to celebrate your body!” replies the mayor.
At the end of the video, her bedmate from the night before, played by McGorry, catches up to her and reminds her that she “forgot” to leave her number – to which Rose makes it clear the oversight wasn’t actually a mistake.
This wasn’t the first time Rose has challenged gender stereotyping: At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Wiz Khalifa‘s ex and her close friend Blac Chyna showed up wearing matching skin-tight nude ensembles emblazoned with derogatory insults like “bitch,” “stripper” and more.
“OMG @blacchyna and I are the biggest Hoes in the World because we Dance, Love, enjoy ourselves and have fun all While our sons are warm and tucked into their beds,” she captioned a video of the two on Instagram. “Ppl wanna call us hoes cuz of that???”
Rose is also spearheading an upcoming campaign walk titled the “Amber Rose Slut Walk” to take a stand against “derogatory labeling and gender inequality.”