Blake Lively shuts down a reporter's sexist question

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Blake Lively shut down a reporter who asked about her outfit choices during a Power of Women luncheon.

The actress was attending Variety's Power of Women: New York luncheon, where she was being honoured for promoting the Florida-based Child Rescue Coalition, a non-profit organisation that aims to target sexual predators who use the internet to target minors.

It was while Blake was walking the white carpet of the event that Vanity Fair reports she was faced with the question: "What's your power outfit?"

Unimpressed by the query, Lively challenged the reporter to try again and ask a question that was more appropriate for the event.

"Come on, you want to talk about an outfit here, today?" she said. "No way. Come on. Come on, we're about building women up. Come on, outfits? Would you ask a man that?

"You wouldn't ask a man what his power outfit is, I'm sorry. Like see, this is the moment that we become more aware and that we change."

And that response right there is what the celebrating hands emoji was made for 🙌

The incident follows reports this week that the actress would "never say never" to a Gossip Girl reunion.

When asked in an interview with Variety about a reboot, she said: "I don't know. Why not?

"It sort of all depends. Would I do seven years of the show? No, because it's hard work and I've got my babies, and I don't want to be away from them that much

"But I've just learned in life you never say never."

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