Actress Margot Robbie
Actress Margot Robbie wears a Saint Laurent dress along with Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

When Margot Robbie’s bizarre Vanity Fair profile by Rich Cohen was condemned on social media for being sexist and patronising, the “Suicide Squad” actress was not available for a comment. Finally, she has responded to the article that caused tremendous outrage and anger, but her reply is not at all like her psychotic character in the movie, Harley Quinn.

Robbie has not wielded Quinn’s baseball bat during her reply and that may have disappointed her fans somewhat. However, she did also mention “Aussie pride” in her reply and that was enough for the actress to be praised. Unlike Quinn, Robbie was gracious and laidback in her reply.

“I’ve read far more offensive, far more sexist, insulting, derogatory, disgusting things on a daily basis. I don’t know, maybe I’m just desensitised to it now ... I didn’t say anything and I had like this bit of Aussie pride like: ‘Don’t mess with the Aussies, don't you mess with the Aussies look what happens when you mess with Australia,’” the Australian beauty told The Project’s Carrie Bickmore, writes The Sydney Morning Herald.

Robbie also revealed that she felt the interview was “really odd.”

“I remember seeing that and I remember thinking ‘that was a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out.’ And then when I read it, I was like ‘yeah, the tone of this is really weird. Like I don’t really know what he’s trying to get at, play at.’ But I didn't expect it would be like an uproar about it at all,” Robbie added.

However, Cohen defended his article saying it was a joke and that Australians failed to see the “humour” in his story. Cohen, who is a very popular writer on pop culture in the US, said that the reaction he received from Australians was a “funny thing.” However, he also added that his description was intended to be a “compliment.”