Emily Ratajkowski does not condone slut shaming, no matter what your political beliefs are.

The actress and model, who supported Bernie Sanders in the run-up to the US election, came to the defence of First Lady Melania Trump after a New York Times reporter referred to her as a “hooker.” 

Ratajkowski’s tweets drew praise from the First Lady and led to an apology by the journalist in question, Jacob Bernstein.

Emily RatajkowskiEmily Ratajkowski defended Melania Trump against slut shaming on Twitter

On Twitter Sunday night Ratajkowski had shared: “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. I don’t care about her nudes or sexual history and no one should. Gender specific attacks are disgusting sexist bulls***.”

In resposnse to Ratajkowski’s defence, the First Lady tweeted on Tuesday: “Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women! @emrata #PowerOfEveryWoman #PowerOfTheFirstLady.”

Before the identity of the reporter in question was made public, the New York Times issued a statement to NBC reading: “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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But on Tuesday evening NYT reporter Jacob Bernstein took ownership of his mistake and issued an apology on Twitter. “This is a four part tweet. 1. I want to take ownership of a mistake I made,” he began.

“2. Speaking at a party in what I thought was a personal conversation, I nevertheless made a stupid remark about the first lady. 3. My editors have made it clear my behavior was not in keeping with the standards of the Times, and I agree."

Bernstein continued: “4. My mistake, referring to unfounded rumors, shouldn’t reflect on anyone else and I apologize profusely.” Bernstein the son of the late writer Nora Ephron and journalist Carl Bernstein, who was known for his reporting on the Watergate scandal.