Melania Trump Applauds Model Who Defended Her Against Derogatory Insults
Feb 15, 2017 02:43 AM EST
The First Lady of The United States has spoken up to thank Emily Ratajkowski on Twitter for rushing to her defense when a New York Times reporter passed derogatory comments about Melania Trump.
According to Fox News, the model-turned-actress took to Twitter earlier in the day to share an incident with a reporter for The New York Times. Ratajkowski did not identify the reporter but went ahead and said that she sat next to him on Sunday at an event.
Ratajkowski's tweet reads that the reporter passed derogatory comments about the First Lady calling her a "hooker". The model defended Trump and stated that it is crucial to call out "slut shaming" regardless of what politics mean to any individual.
The 25-year old also added that "gender specific attacks are disgusting sexist bulls--t." On Monday night, Melania Trump responded to the model's tweets and openly praised women who stand up for one another. The First Lady also mentioned the model by her Twitter handle.
Trump's tweet read "Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women!" It is worthy to note that the tweet was only the fifth since Mrs. Trump's official White House account was initiated last month. The tweet was also her first since Saturday.
Although The New York Times did now identify the reporter, in a statement it described his comment as being "inappropriate". The publication also stated that editors had spoken with the reporter regarding the matter.
The Times said the comment was "not intended to be public" but also indicated that it was "completely inappropriate nonetheless". The publication also said that the reporter was referring to an "unfounded rumor regarding Melania Trump" indicating that those were not his personal opinions. It also stated that the reporter does not cover Washington or politics.