The Reporter Who Called Melania Trump a "Hooker" Is Speaking Out

And apologizing.

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During New York Fashion Week, model Emily Ratajkowski overheard a reporter call First Lady Melania Trump a "hooker," so she did something about it. She hopped on Twitter and denounced slut-shaming (opens in new tab), directly coming to the defense of Melania. FLOTUS swiftly responded (opens in new tab), and now the New York Times reporter in question has issued a statement explaining himself. Read it below.

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As a reminder, slut-shaming is never okay, and this apology was certainly warranted. All the applause to Ratajkowski for standing up for women, but it would be great to see FLOTUS do the same—and we don't just mean via Twitter.

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.