Emily Ratajkowski never expected her decision to go braless at a Brett Kavanaugh protest to attract social media trolls.

The model and actress marched alongside her close friend Amy Schumer in October (18) and thousands of others, in protest of Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, after the now Judge was hit with sexual assault allegations from multiple women.

Emily and Amy ended up getting arrested for their part in the Washington D.C. protest, but it was Emily’s outfit that really got people talking.

“I knew being there would be important and I knew some people would find it controversial, but I never expected anyone to talk about why I wasn’t wearing a bra under my tank top,” she told Stellar Magazine. “It was 32 degrees (Celsius), I was marching through D.C. in jeans. My outfit seemed completely normal to me. And I was there making a political point. Why would people focus on what I was wearing?”

Some critics suggested the 27-year-old lacked credibility by going bra-free, while others told her to put some clothes on.

But Amy, who was keeping her pregnancy secret at the time of the arrest, was quick to jump to her pal’s defence.

“People are trolling @emrata for not wearing a bra while she got arrested. Well for starters I wasn’t wearing a bra either,” she posted on Instagram. “In the “what to wear when being detained for 4 hours on an 87 degree day after a 2 hour march” handbook. Bras aren’t recommended. Emily sacrificed herself fighting to protect women’s rights to choose what they do with their own bodies. How about we show her the same courtesy and direct some of that toxic energy to the people who deserve it.”

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