Emily Ratajkowski has hit back at an Australian journalist’s claims she is one of the “most difficult” celebrities ever.
Following her appearance at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, reporter Jonathan Moran wasn’t impressed with the model’s apparent “rude” attitude.
“I’m asked daily who the worst, rudest or most difficult celebrity is that I’ve met or interviewed. Today I can categorically say @emrata is that person,” he said on Instagram.
“It is such a shame that Emrata behind the scenes is a completely different person to the incredibly well spoken woman who accepted an award last night with such beautiful and eloquent words.”
Emily Ratajkowski claps back
However Emily has hit back at the claims, in a series of direct messages which were obtained by the Daily Mail Australia.
In the messages, the 27-year-old admitted she was “disappointed” by the “sexism” of the reporter’s claims.
“It’s extremely disappointing that in 2018 when a woman makes a business decision to protect herself, she is still called ‘difficult’,” she said, according to the screenshots.
“Attempting to slander a woman’s name because she wouldn’t talk to you? I’d say that’s pretty classic sexism.”
Run-up to GQ Men of the Year Awards appearance
In a chat with Mamamia, Moran claimed he had been in contact with the model’s team “for weeks”.
He reportedly had his questions pre-approved by her management, but on the night of the GQ Men of the Year Awards she still refused to chat to him.
“You know, we get these big names out here and we have all these rules about what we can and can’t ask, and I’m sick of it,” he said.
“It’s not journalism.”
Yahoo Lifestyle has contacted Emily’s team for comment on the claims.
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