Terry Richardson is a disgusting piece of shit who sexually harasses young women by preying on their desperation to be famous models, but New York Magazine apparently thinks he’s just a misunderstood genius who would never hurt anyone and deserves another chance.
In fact, Terry himself defended himself against the DOZENS of allegations of sex abuse by models he’s previously worked with, and brazenly claims that he has “no regrets” about anything that’s happened.
“I don’t have any regrets about the work at all, but obviously I don’t ever want someone to feel like that. It was never my intention. But also, people do things, and then they have regrets, and that’s also nothing to do with me. Then don’t do pictures like that again…I’m okay with myself about everything, and that to me is the most important thing.”
Richardson further declared that he was never alone with any models while on the job. “It was never just me and a girl ever. It was always assistants, or other people around, or girls brought friends over to hang out,” he said.
“It was very daytime, no drugs, no alcohol,” he added. “There was energy, it was fun, it was exciting, making these strong images, and that’s what it was. People collaborating and exploring sexuality and taking pictures.”
Well yes, I imagine you, as the rapist/sexual abuser, would be “okay” about everything. I’d say it’s the girls he’s abused that are definitely NOT okay with any of it, and your refusal to admit what you’ve done/the fact that you’ll never pay for it in any way is also NOT okay. Fuck Terry Richardson, man.
Also, for those of you who think he’s “not guilty” and that the girls could have all just said no to him… what kinda sick pervert do you have to be to even LIKE doing the type of photos he’s done? Don’t give me that consent bullshit. If you kill someone and the person you’re killing doesn’t fight back, were they asking for it?
No one seems to get this – besides Vogue, and that’s saying something.