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Brooke Shields called Barbara Walters For his “practically criminal” interview in the 1980s.

Shields discussed the interview during a recent appearance on Dax Shepard’s podcast, “The Armchair Expert.”


The actress opened up about how she was highly sexually abused by the media as a young teen.

At the age of 15, Shields appeared in a campaign for Calvin Klein, where she modeled the brand’s jeans. In an ad, Shields said, “You wanna know what comes between me and my Calvin? Nothing.” At that time there was backlash because of the advertisement.

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shortly after advertising campaign broadcast, Shields sat down with Walters for an interview. According to People magazine, Walters asked 15-year-old Shields some offensive questions. Specially, Walters asked Shields What were his measurements?

Brooke Shields explains why she has ‘no desire to fit back’ in her Calvin Klein jeans

During his podcast, Shepard called the interview with Walters “insanity.”

“It’s practically criminal,” replied Shields. “This is not journalism.”

Walters’ representatives declined to comment when reached by Granthshala News Digital.

Shepard also noted that the media had created “competing narratives” about Shields at the time. According to Shepard, the media cast Shields as “highly sexual … a sexual tigress”, but also claimed that the 15-year-old was “naive” and “being taken advantage of”.

Shields sat down with Walters after the public backlash on the 1980 Calvin Klein campaign.

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“They [the press] Couldn’t understand what they were trying to say about you,” Shepard said.

Shields replied, “They were mad at themselves for not figuring it out and taking it out on me.”

first slope Calvin Klein opened up about ad campaign In an interview with Vogue.

Actor Dax Shepard interviews Walters during Shields' appearance on his podcast,

“I was away when they all came out, and then started hearing, ‘Oh, commercials are banned here, and Canada won’t run them. And the paparazzi and people were yelling at me and yelling at my mom, ‘How are you?’ It made me so funny, the whole thing,” Shields told the outlet,

“They take an ad, which is a rhetorical question. I was naive, I didn’t think anything of it. I didn’t think it had anything to do with underwear, I didn’t think it was sexual in nature. I would say this about my sister, ‘No one can come between me and my sister,'” she added.

“I think the assumption is that I was actually a lot more knowledgeable than I was before.”