Hundreds of scantily clad supporters marched alongside outspoken model Amber Rose in Los Angeles Saturday to express outrage against the mistreatment of women.
Many of the marchers held signs and shared empowering messages on social media during the so-called SlutWalk, which was aimed at addressing issues like sexual violence, victim blaming and gender inequality.
Rose, a former stripper, led the mostly female brigade as they trooped down Pershing Square – with the model proudly holding a sign that read “Strippers Have Feelings Too.”
The 31-year-old star documented the protest on Instagram by sharing a series of snapshots throughout, including one of her mother holding a sign that read “F— Yo 30 Showers” in reference to Rose’s ex-boyfriend Kanye West once saying he “had to take 30 showers” after getting with her.
The model got teary-eyed as addressed the crowd on a stage at the event, where she opened up about West, as well as her ex-husband and rapper Wiz Khalifa, who once rapped she was nothing but a stripper.
“I want to forgive Kanye for what he said about me,” she said to the crowd in a video obtained by TMZ. “I want to let all the negativity go. I also forgive Wiz for what he said.”
Rose has become a leading voice in the fight against sexism and violence towards woman.
In August, she and fellow model Blac Chyna wore body suits emblazoned with derogatory words including “slut,” “whore” and “b—-” to the MTV Video Music Awards. Then last month, she starred in a Funny or Die video titled “Walk of No Shame.”
Her non-profit Amber Rose Foundation, meanwhile, strives to create the discussion about women’s rights and equality.
SlutWalk is part of a larger movement to promote women’s rights. It began in 2011.