Danish model Lonneke Engel recently came out as a Donald Trump supporter on Instagram. She didn’t do it on her own page, though. She decided to attack a fellow model who made an anti-Trump post.
Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell took to Instagram to post the following message, urging her fans not to buy from the following businesses that support Donald Trump on Black Friday.
Russell is a known TED talker, Black Lives Matter supporter, women’s right support, and environment activist. She graduated with honors from Columbia University in 2013 and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in political science, according to celebrity gossip blog Oh No They Didn’t.
Lonneke Engel was not happy with Russell’s post. She posted a series of comments underneath the post defending Trump.
“Thanks for giving a list of companies that support Trump!” she wrote. “Trump won fair and square that is what democracy looks like, if you like it or not. It does not stop each individual to fight for their own sustainable, social or other causes. But boycotting or bullying someone just for their political opinion is childish.”
Cameron Russell responded to one of Engel’s many comments. It appears that Russell and Engel were not only fellow models but former friends since she was surprised to read Engel’s support for Trump.
“I am very surprised to hear this comment from you,” she started to say. “Racism is not a ‘political opinion’ and those who are silent and continue business as usual are complicit in hate. I urge you to read about Trump’s appointments and the hundreds of election related hate crimes since Trump won the electoral college (visit Southern Poverty Law Center to see a very reputable and longstanding org monitoring domestic hate groups).”
Just a week ago, Engel took to Instagram to post the following about Hillary Clinton voters. She promised her fans that America will work hard to unite even after Trump’s surprising victory win over Clinton.
Two weeks prior, Engel made it known that she’s a staunch Republican with this photo of a box of cupcakes.
Russell has made it known that she’s a Democratic who was reluctantly supportive of Clinton. She was previously a Bernie Sanders supporter, and she made it clear that she’s with Clinton but doesn’t support everything that the nominee stood for. In late July, the 29-year-old visited the Democratic National Convention to explain why she was behind Clinton no matter what.
“To be a responsible citizen, I have to get out there and do what I can to stop Trump, ” Russell said in an exclusive interview with Elle. “The next president will appoint potentially three Supreme Court justices. He or she will need to make critical choices about how the world reduces carbon emissions and addresses climate. If Donald Trump were elected, he’d be the only head of state who does not believe in climate change.”
She wasn’t totally against Clinton. At the time, she had some hope for the Democratic presidential nominee. But, of course, Russell admitted that she didn’t believe that Clinton was the perfect candidate.
Cameron Russell (American model, born in 1987) for Vogue Spain June 2015 pic.twitter.com/cnTsddgDa5
— female models bot (@femalemodelsbot) November 14, 2016
“I have some optimism about Hillary,” she admitted. “I think she’s at least intelligent and open to reason and good argument. I think she’s responsive to facts. But if she’s going to really mobilize people, I think she has a lot of work to do.”
Cameron Russell is more than just a Victoria’s Secret model. Back in 2012, she gave a TED Talk titled “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.” Then, in 2013, Russell launched Interrupt Mag, which is an online magazine for women to discuss body image and race. Russell has also been an activist for climate change ever since she was 12-years-old, according to her interview with W Magazine.
Last days of Summer, people are celebrating a typical American Holiday. So throwing it back the American way pic.twitter.com/VeQ3l18bV5
— Lonneke Engel (@LonnekeEngel) September 4, 2016
Little is known about Lonneke Engel, other than the fact that she modeled for Ralph Lauren and founded the lifestyle site Organice Your Life. In 2012, after working two decades in modeling, Engel retired to focus on her website. She also works as an American agent for shoe designer Mano Macchiato and is working on her first children’s book.
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