The author of a viral Babe.net story detailing Aziz Ansari’s allegedly coercive behavior slung a personal attack at HLN host Ashleigh Banfield.
Cool it, Babe.
The author of a viral Babe.net story detailing Aziz Ansari’s allegedly coercive behavior on a date last year slung a personal attack this week at HLN host Ashleigh Banfield, who had earlier called the accuser’s allegations “appalling” and argued they amounted to little more than a “bad date.”
“I hope the ~500 RTs on the single news write-up made that burgundy lipstick bad highlights second-wave feminist has-been feel really relevant for a little while,” read part of reporter Katie Way’s emailed response to an invite to discuss her story on HLN, according to Business Insider. Way, blasting Banfield for attacking the victim “in one of the most vulnerable moments of her life,” went on to claim she would “remember this for the rest of my career.” “I’m 22 and so far, not too shabby!” she wrote. “And I will laugh the day you fold.”