Television presenter and model Rebecca Judd has joined the throng of female media personalities coming to the defense of Sunrise host Sam Armytage following photos of her “visible panty line” being released over the weekend by The Daily Mail.
Posting to Instagram on Monday night, the mum-of-four shared a section of an article by The Herald Sun’s Wendy Tuohy, which read, “When I met Sam Armytage at a Christmas event held by Crown’s Ann Peacock last week I told the Sunrise host how much I admire the grit of the TV women who cope with an endless stream of sewage flung by trash mags and other media.”
Alongside the image, the 33-year-old wrote, "Thanks Wendy Tuohy and the Herald Sun for calling out the worst excuse for "journalism" I have ever seen. You expect these rubbish stories from tabloid magazines but not from a business which peddles itself as "news". How the Daily Mail's behaviour is even legal beggars belief (I could go on with this point). And isn't it unfortunate that most of these stories are written by young women. So much for supporting the sisterhood... pffft. It's a sad state of affairs when the Daily Mail "journalists" have become the biggest trolls of all."
The post was accompanied by the hashtags #imwithher #dontclickonthatshit and #loveyousam before being shared with her 590,000 followers.
A host of other Aussie women have also offered support to Armytage following the story's release on Sunday, with Rebecca Gibney and Mamamia's Mia Freedman sharing messages of solidarity with Armytage on Monday.