Libs cheer on fashion designer Tom Ford over fake Melania quote, Twitter firestorm erupts

This is proof fake news spreads like wildfire.

Fashion designer Tom Ford found his name trending on Twitter for supposedly calling Melania Trump a “glorified escort” who “has bad taste in men.”

Only thing was, Ford had said no such thing.

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A now-deleted tweet quoted the text that was attributed to the designer and quickly went viral, causing a chain reaction of backlash as Trump supporters called for a boycott of Ford while liberals mocked the outrage.

“I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men,” Ford was quoted as saying in a tweet by user @fras99, which featured a split image of the first lady and Ford.

A search for the quote turned up nothing as the designer had never actually made any of the remarks.

“This is an absolutely fabricated and completely fake quote attributed to Mr. Ford that has somehow gone viral. Mr. Ford did not make this statement; it is completely false,” a spokeswoman for the brand told InStyle.

The tweet was deleted but the user posted another linking to a 2016 Washington Post article quoting Ford from an appearance on “The View” in which he explained his clothes were too expensive to be worn by Melania, or even Hillary Clinton had she won the election, although former First Lady Michelle Obama had worn Ford’s design in a trip to England.

“I was asked to dress [Melania Trump] quite a few years ago and I declined. She’s not necessarily my image,” he said. “Even had Hillary won she shouldn’t be wearing my clothes, they’re too expensive. I don’t mean that in a bad way; they’re not artificially expensive, it’s how much it costs to make these things. I think the first lady has to relate to everybody.”

The tweet with the incorrect quote may have been deleted, but the fire it ignited continued to burn.

Calls to boycott the Los Angeles based designer abounded as Trump supporters angrily lashed out.

The left found the indignation of Trump supporters highly amusing, however, and mocked them for not being able to afford Ford’s designs.

The back and forth continued while the fires raged over the “fake news” of Ford’s insult.

 

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