In the article, Melania says she's against Botox and injections.
While the abuse has not been directly linked to Donald Trump, it is indisputable that his campaign has fostered an atmosphere of violence and a tacit approval of white supremacist sentiment.
"I'm getting phone calls from a blocked number that play Hitler's speeches when I pick up", Ioffe tweeted.
Donald Trump's supporters have turned on his critics on social media; women among his critics have been the target of misogynist attacks, while blacks and Latinos have weathered racist attacks.
Ioffe became the target of white supremacy sites which called her anti-Semitic names and tweeted disgusting messages including one which suggested that she would look better as a lampshade.
But the egregious part here has to do with Melania's family back in her native Slovenia. "You know, caricatures of Jews being shot, execution-style; a Back To The Future poster re-done as Back To The Oven; suggesting I would look good on a lampshade".
In a Facebook post, Trump blasted the GQ article, calling it "disingenuous reporting" by "the dishonest media". Ioffe denied the profile contained any untrue information.
Ioffe called the reaction from apparent Trump backers "unsettling" telling The Guardian, "This is not a heavily critical article".
Message: She's a wealthy trophy wife who shies away from politics and doesn't have much to say.
Published Wednesday, the piece, "Melania Trump on Her Rise, Her Family Secrets, and Her True Political Views: 'Nobody Will Ever Know, '" featured an interview with the potential first lady, but apparently delved a little too deep into her Slovenian past.
"The irony of this is that today, when I was getting all of this disgusting antisemitic shit that I've only ever seen in Russian Federation, I was reminded that 26 years ago today my family came to the U.S. from Russian Federation". What is less of a matter of opinion is the fact that supporters of Trump's husband, Donald Trump, are going "after" Ioffe with force.
"We've seen the way he bids his supporters to attack the media, his proposal to change libel laws to make it easier to sue journalists", Ioffe said. If we lived in a sane world, we could just chalk this up to the eternal conflict between public figures looking to control their images and journalists looking to break stories, and leave it at that.