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Emily Ratajkowski defends Melania Trump against slut-shaming from reporter

'It's crucial to call this out for what it is: slut-shaming.'


Audrey Browning


Posted on Feb 13, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:20 am CDT

Melania Trump has a newfound ally against sexist remarks in a fellow model.

Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski blasted an unnamed New York Times reporter for calling Trump a “hooker,” saying differing politics never calls for disrespecting women.

“Whatever your politics it’s crucial to call this out for what it is: slut-shaming,” Ratajkowski tweeted.

Though Ratajkowski gives no details, the nasty comment was likely made in response to the Daily Mail’s claim that Trump ran an escort service. That claim has since been retracted and is now the subject of a defamation lawsuit.

Ratajkowski has also endured sexist backlash for posting nude photos on Instagram, so she has direct knowledge of what it’s like to be ridiculed for being comfortable with one’s own body.

“I don’t care about her nudes or sexual history and no one should,” Ratajkowski said. “Gender-specific attacks are disgusting, sexist bullshit.”

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*First Published: Feb 13, 2017, 6:28 pm CST