Suki Waterhouse Is Pissed At The “Gossip Girl” Reboot For Calling Her Robert Pattinson’s “Nobody” Girlfriend
If you looked at the name Suki Waterhouse above, you may have thought to yourself, “Those Gossip Girl bitches better watch out because she’s got powers and shit and has taken down mega-powerful vampires.” Well, I need to tell you that’s Sookie Stackhouse you’re thinking of! You may have responded to that with, “Okay, well, those Gossip Girl tricks better watch out because I’ve seen her brawl on Jersey Shore.” That’s Snooki! And you may have responded to that with, “Oh, okay, um, well, those Gossip Girl dick wipes better watch out because she’s a major accounting firm with billions of dollars and can sue them broke!” That’s PricewaterhouseCoopers! We’re talking about Suki Waterhouse the actress who has been in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Assassination Nation, and Detective Pikachu. Or you may remember her as Bradley Cooper’s one-time young pap partner who he read Lolita to in the park. But I’m guessing you won’t find Gossip Girl on Suki’s resume anytime soon because she spat at the reboot and pretty much called them sexist for calling her a “nobody” in a line about her and her boyfriend of around three years Robert Pattinson. Whatever the opposite of “xoxo” is, that’s what Suki feels about Gossip Girl.
The big shock here is that somebody actually watched HBO Max’s reboot of Gossip Girl past the first episode. And they called that somebody a nobody in their third episode. Way to piss off your one devoted viewer, Gossip Girl 2.0! E! News says that during the show’s third episode, which aired last week, one of the mean girls, Luna (played by Zión Moreno), schooled the new girl on the scene (played by Whitney Peak) about the importance of boosting her image after a blog writes about her and the popular dude she’s dating. And Luna uses RPattz and Suki Waterhouse as an example of a couple made up of a popular dude and a WHO?!.
The line happens when Luna (Zión Moreno) tries to convince new-girl Zoya (Whitney Peak) to use her public relations skills to bolster her as a viable romantic partner for Obie (Eli Brown). Luna says, “When are you going to get it? As far as the press is concerned, he’s RPattz and you’re Suki Nobody.”
Suki Waterhouse obviously didn’t appreciate that line, and in two tweets (which have seen been deleted), she labeled the episode as hypocritical for shitting on the patriarchy in one breath and calling her a nobody in the next. Suki also tagged the episode’s writer, Lila Feinberg. via Glamour:
The model, who has been linked to Robert Pattinson since 2018, tweeted about the joke a week later. “Another day to be reminded that women can also be the patriarchy,” Waterhouse tweeted over a screen grab of Monet and Luna proclaiming, “Fuck the patriarchy,” in an earlier scene from the same episode.
“Seeing critiques of the patriarchy and sexism, then I get name-checked as somebody’s nobody girlfriend,” she continued in a second tweet. “Make it make sense.” Both tweets have since been deleted.
This is the screengrab that Glamour is talking about:
— no context gossip girl reboot (@hbogossipgirl) July 22, 2021
Glamour thinks that “hypocritical” is exactly what Lila Feinberg may have been going for to show that the ultra woke teens of Gossip Girl aren’t that ultra woke as they think:
While it’s completely understandable that Suki Waterhouse was hurt by this joke—and she is certainly not a nobody—an argument could be made that her tweet is exactly what the writers intended to say about progressive teenagers who are still flawed, sometimes hypocritical human beings. Perhaps Luna isn’t as free of internalized misogyny as she thinks—and maybe that’s the whole point.
After Taylor Swift hit at the Netflix show Ginny & Georgia and called a joke about her dating life “lazy and deeply sexist,” the Swifties doxxed the show’s writer. I don’t know if the fandom of Suki Waterhouse is that crazy and hardcore, but I do know that it could’ve been worse for her. The line could’ve been, “he’s RPattz and you’re Suki Nobody, star of Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day In New York.” I don’t think Suki wants anybody to remind her of that.