Let’s play one of our favorite pop-culture games: “Is This Megan Fox Quote Provocative or Just Misinterpreted?”
“I’m insane,” the 24-year-old “Jonah Hex” star told MTV News last summer. “Sometimes I’m great, and other times I’m a complete lunatic.”
How about this one: “I don’t want to elaborate. I would never call myself a cutter,” Fox once told Rolling Stone.
Or this: “[Michael Bay is] like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous madman reputation,” Fox declared of the “Transformers” director last year. “He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is.”
So, provocative or misinterpreted? Ask Fox herself, and she’ll answer “misinterpreted” every time.
“I don’t feel like I’ve ever necessarily said anything that was provocative,” she told MTV News. “I think that people take relatively innocent statements and turn them into provocative things. … People have no idea how to react. It’s not that the statement itself is outrageous.”
Fox has a feeling that other celebs who are dubbed “provocative” for the things they say or do in public are similarly misunderstood. Take Lady Gaga, who seemingly can’t take a breath without making news for the manner in which she expelled the air. While Fox scrupulously avoids the Web, she’s quite sure Gaga is not so much outrageous as she is misconstrued.
“I don’t go on the Internet, so I don’t know what she’s been saying lately. I assume that’s probably what’s happening with her as well,” Fox said of Gaga being misinterpreted in the press.
Yet, the actress is thankful for one thing about Gaga’s public persona: If the pop star has replaced her as the outrageous celeb-du-jour, that’s a good thing.
“If that has happened, I’m really excited about that,” she said with a smile.
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