Emily Ratajkowski claims New York Times journalist told her ‘Melania is a hooker’ and defends First Lady

‘I don’t care about her nudes or sexual history and no one should’ 

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Tuesday 14 February 2017 08:37
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Emily Ratajkowski said the journalist was slut shaming the First Lady
Emily Ratajkowski said the journalist was slut shaming the First Lady

Actress Emily Ratajkowski has defended the First Lady after she claimed a New York Times journalist told her “Melania is a hooker”.

The actress and model, who is a vocal feminist and Bernie Sanders supporter, tweeted about the alleged comment on Monday, claiming that whatever political beliefs a person holds, it does not excuse “slut shaming”.

She tweeted: “Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me ‘Melania is a hooker’. Whatever your politics it’s crucial to call this out for what it is: slut shaming,” she tweeted. “I don’t care about her nudes or sexual history and no one should.

“Gender specific attacks are disgusting sexist bulls***.”

Mrs Trump responded to Ms Ratajkowski’s comments from the official First Lady twitter account, writing: “Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women!”

She credited Ms Ratajkowski in the tweet by citing her twitter handle, @emrata, adding the hashtags #PowerOfEveryWoman and #PowerOfTheFirstLady.

Ms Ratajkowski is a vocal feminist and regularly calls out negative comments about female nudity. The tweet pinned at the top of her Twitter page states: “Women choosing when and how they want to share their sexuality and bodies.”

A New York Times spokesperson said: “At a party on Sunday night, a Times reporter who does not cover Washington or politics, referred to an unfounded rumour regarding Melania Trump.

“The comment was not intended to be public, but it was nonetheless completely inappropriate and should not have occurred. Editors have talked to the reporter in question about the lapse.”

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