Bastion of the modelling world and beacon for feminism everywhere, Emily Ratajkowski, has been hounded by sick jokes after uploading a photo of herself aged just 15.
Posting onto her Instagram yesterday, the now 26-year-old American model and actress, shared a photo of herself onto the picture hosting site only for it to be bombarded by creepy comments.
The photo, showing the minor posing for the camera, was greeted with comments which are truly despicable.
Back in 2013, a similar debacle occurred after Ratajkowski hit out at haters who claimed she had a boob job by posting a photo of herself onto Twitter aged 14.
The picture, showing a young Ratajkowski wearing a bikini, was captioned:
For those meanies that insist I have had a boob job, here I am at 14 sooooo.
For those meanies that insist I have had a boob job, here I am at 14 sooooo pic.twitter.com/MMZZvAMr
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) January 11, 2013
As the Internet is, and forever will be, a dark place – many comments beneath the Twitter post were from folk making crude gestures – despite the fact to do so would be blatant paedophilia.
Such comments included:
‘I feel wrong for taking a screenshot’.
‘Dear God have mercy’.
‘I’m going to jail’.
And that’s just a handful of the shocking comments.
Similar comments were made after Ratajkowski posted the photo of herself aged 15 yesterday.
Recently Ratajkowski came under fire from controversial journalist Piers Morgan who claimed she had deliberately flashed her underwear at the Golden Globes.
Piers took to Twitter to berate Ms Ratajkowski’s Golden Globes red carpet dress choice, because unfortunately the freedom of expression we all hold dear also entitles Morgan to pass on style advice that literally no one has ever asked for.
While news from inside the Golden Globes mostly constitutes praise and adulation for another brilliant year in Hollywood – and the occasional politically-motivated message courtesy of screen acting legend, Meryl Streep – Piers instead has chosen to single out one woman and spread a negative message about her appearance instead.
Out of the hundreds of photographs of Emily, Piers has sought out an image in which her underwear is on show and tweeted the photograph.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 9, 2017
Emily demonstrated the split in an Eli Saab canary yellow satin dress – something she was no doubt contractually obliged to do for the fashion house, in exchange for the pleasure of wearing the couture gown.
Piers tweeted his ignorant sentiment for all the world to see, presumably in a ploy to embarrass Ratajkowski.
His tweet is an insult to the very idea of ‘female empowerment’ Piers claims to be upholding – and an insult to the the diversity of the human form; something we should all embrace no matter what shape or size it comes in.
Recently Ratajkowski has been in the news after it was unearthed that she had become a married woman.
Posting a series of photos on her Instagram story back in February, Emily posed with her new husband actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard.
It was not previously known the two were dating as it only emerged last month the model had moved out of her home with ex-boyfriend Jeff Magid.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.