The 25-year-old former Neighbours star, who is also a proud feminist, launched a website in January called Herself.com, which shares positive body image nude pictures. Stasey herself has posed in portraits for the website.
The actor took to Twitter on Thursday to say that Australian magazine Good Weekend had pulled a wide-ranging interview with her about her life, work and feminist activism because she declined to do a scantily-clad photoshoot to go with the text.
In a stream of tweets Stasey claimed the magazine cited lack of space as the reason for dropping the interview, right after she refused to do the intimate shoot.
Stasey tweeted in disbelief, "U do understand the difference between a woman appearing naked on her own terms & one being coaxed to in order to sell your product?"
Good Weekend's editor Ben Naparstek said that he understood why Stasey wouldn't want to do the shoot, telling Mashable:
[It] would have been a classy shoot with a leading American fashion photographer in line with the beautiful artistic imagery she’d published of herself on Herself.com, which she’d just launched...
We decided not to pursue the shoot when her agent offered us access to existing portraits instead. But with the Herself.com peg no longer as strong, we chose to delay the profile until later in the year so it could be tied to the new seasons of her series Please Like Me and Reign.
Stasey hotly debated Naparstek's version of events, tweeting screengrabs of email exchanges with people at the magazine which she said proved that the mag had never made their intention to do a nude shoot clear and that they only pulled the feature after Stasey voiced her discontent: