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Olivia Wilde Tells GQ To 'Kiss My Smart A--' Following Sexist Movie Review

Casey Johnson Casey Johnson
June 27th, 2014 5:00pm EDT

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde wasn't happy when she was criticized for looking too beautiful to be a writer.

Wilde plays a writer in a relationship with a man who recently left his wife (played by Liam Neeson) in the new movie Third Person. The title of GQ's review by Tom Carson lets you know where he's going with his article: "The Redeeming Part of Paul Haggis's 'Third Person': Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde's Sex Scene."

The section of the review that set off Olivia Wilde? Carson wrote, "Yet the fantasy hasn't totally lost its shlock-Hemingway appeal, and Neeson and Wilde get up to some believably wayward antics: games, one-upmanship, the kind of desire for each other that comes from old acquaintance rather than novelty. She's supposed to be a writer too, but your belief in that won't outlast Wilde scampering naked through hotel corridors once Neeson playfully locks her out of his room. With that tush, who'd need to be literate? Who'd want to?"

Wilde slammed the article in a tweet, "HA. Kiss my smart ass, GQ," she wrote. Soon after the magazine and writer apologized. GQ wrote, "We blew it, @oliviawilde. We regret that boneheaded joke in Tom Carson's 'Third Person' review. So does he." Carson tweeted, "@OliviaWilde: I screwed up and that’s all there is to it. Apologies to you and everyone else."

Carson was probably hamming it up for the publication's audience (GQ claims 70% of its readers are male), but that doesn't excuse the fact that he seems to believe brains come at the cost of beauty and vice versa.

Will Wilde think twice the next time the magazine reaches out to her for a sexy photo shoot?

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