The New York Post sparked off an outrage on social media after it published fully nude photos of Melania Trump, the potential first lady of the United States, in its front page for the second time.
In its Sunday late edition, the Post published a sensational picture in which a nude Melania was seen being held suggestively by another naked woman, who is also nuzzling the potential first lady's neck. Their nipples were covered by black straps.
In the first photograph on Sunday, Melania, wife of Republican candidate Donald Trump, was seen completely nude with stars covering her nipples and her one hand resting between her legs. The all-caps headline read: “The Ogle Office.”
“You’ve never seen a potential First Lady like this!” said the caption at the bottom of the picture.
These photos were taken in 1996 and published first in Max, a now defunct French magazine.
Interestingly, New York Post had endorsed Trump for president in April. “Melania was one of the most successful models and she did many photo shoots, including for covers and major magazines. This was a picture taken for a European magazine prior to my knowing Melania,” Trump told the Post in a statement. The real estate tycoon married Melania in 2005.
However, the pictures have triggered an online outrage with several people accusing the the paper of misogyny.