A Melania Trump look-alike who stripped down in rapper T.I.’s recent music video said she has received “threats” from “political people” over the clip.
“Wow, I don’t usually post about haters but I need to, wow,” the Canadian actress, Melanie Marden, captioned her post on Instagram, along with a screenshot that read, “Be Strong, Be Brave Be Fearless.” (RELATED: The View Has Fiery Debate Over Melania’s #MeToo Comments)
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“This weekend I experienced this with my latest post of TI’s @troubleman31 new teaser of his music video–where I was hired (as an actress) not a stripper to portray Melania Trump @flotus,” she added. “It was a creative choice for me, and also an opportunity to empower women.”
Marden continued. “I stand firmly in my decision to share all of myself in this role. I wanted to be brave, be fearless and for the first time in my life do a role that required nudity. The body is nothing to be ashamed of.”
“In this time where women are finally speaking up about being victimized I felt good about being a strong enough woman to portray a nude First Lady,” the music video star explained. “I send love to all the people who called me names and made accusations or delivered hurtful insults.”
“These are clearly deep wounds inside of you,” she added. “That have nothing to do with me. For that I am sad and wish you much healing. To all the political people threatening me, I remind you this is a music video — Relax!”
In conclusion, Marden said she was just playing a role and likened it to Alec Baldwin when he plays President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”
“I am an actress who played the role of #nakedMelania just like when @alecbaldwininsta Portrays Trump on @nbcsnl SNL,” the actress wrote. “So now I start my week wishing you all the best and remember if you don’t have something nice to say, say nothing at all.”
The first lady’s spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham called for a boycott of the rapper over the “disgusting and disrespectful” video depicting FLOTUS as an exotic dancer.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) October 16, 2018
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) October 13, 2018