We are sure that many of you have heard by now, about the remarks made by a New York Times reporter about Melania Trump, which led to Emily Ratajkowski hitting out at the reporter and jumping to the defence of the First Lady. Well, it seems that the comments made by Emily have actually led to a public apology being made by those responsible.
On Sunday, Ratajkowski took to her official Twitter account to hit out at the reporter and jump to the defence of Trump, saying, "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***."
This led to Melania Trump taking the time to thank Emily Ratajkowski, with the First Lady taking to her own Twitter account to say, "Applause to all women around the world who speak up, stand up and support other women! @emrata #PowerOfEveryWoman #PowerOfTheFirstLady."
Next, the New York Times issued a public apology for the comments, saying, "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."
Finally, the New York Times reporter Jacob Bernstein admitted to making the comment and issued a tweet of his own which read, "This is a four part tweet. 1. I want to take ownership of a mistake I made. 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. 4. My mistake, referring to unfounded rumors, shouldn’t reflect on anyone else and I apologize profusely."
A lesson learned right there. Be careful what you say and who you say it too, as you never know what the outcome might be.