AceShowbiz - Dua Lipa has spoken out about her controversial trip to a strip club last year (20), insisting she doesn't feel guilty for "supporting women in all fields of work."
After Lizzo shared footage from the event on her Instagram Story, in which Dua was seen throwing money at dancers working inside the club, the hashtag #DuaLipaIsOverParty began trending on Twitter, and led to the "Physical" star being labelled "anti-feminist."
However, addressing the backlash for the first time during an interview with Rolling Stone, Dua said, "I just feel like, if you're a feminist, you have to also support women in all fields of work."
"We have to support sex workers, we have to believe that that (work) is their choice and their right. It seems quite hypocritical, I think, people picking and choosing as to how they want to support women and when it suits them. That's another form of misogyny, which really derives from the male gaze."
Last year, she made it clear that she would not apologize for her strip club visit. "I don't like to apologise if I don't believe I should be apologising for something," she said. "I believe in supporting women in all fields of work. Nothing at that party was derogatory; everyone was just dancing and having fun."
"Not every sex worker is being forced to do something they don't wanna do. I think a lot of the women found it really empowering and really like to dance."