Gisele Bündchen's Super Bowl Outburst: The Aftermath
It was a phrase that launched 1,000 responses. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen caused a scandal for her post game outburst in which she blamed husband Tom Brady’s teammates for losing the Super Bowl.
After a fan taunted Bündchen by yelling, “Eli owns you husband!”, Bündchen was caught on video saying to a friend, “My husband cannot f---ing throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."
Her comments ignited a national backlash. Critics called Bündchen out for throwing Brady’s teammates under the bus. During Tuesday's MetLife Stadium rally celebrating the Giants' Super Bowl win, Giant’s running back Brandon Jacobs told reporters, "She just needs to continue to be cute and shut up." (He has since apologized for those comments, but still stands by his comments about her appearance.)
But even with the backlash, many people, including many Victoria Secret models, have come to her defense.
"I think that everybody was getting so into the game, and I think that it's her husband and she just really cared about it," fellow winged model Lindsay Ellingson told MTV News. "I don't think she meant anything bad by what she said and she was just so passionate, I don't blame her. [She was] standing up for her man."
"I don't know the whole deal about it," said other Victoria Secret model Doutzen Kroes. "I think you always have to stand up for your husband, you're a team. And you know if she did that, I would've done the same."
Adriana Lima put it bluntly and told reporters, “Leave her alone!”
Donald Trump recently spoke out and defended the model’s actions. Trump told Access Hollywood that she was justified and accurate in her response. "She's standing up for her man, and Gisele didn't do anything wrong," he said. "She's standing up for her man and she happened to be right. They were dropping balls all over the place."
The national reaction to Bündchen comments even inspired a satirical article criticizing the ridiculousness of the situation by ESPN reporter, Sarah Spain.
Neither Brady nor the New England Patriot’s representatives are commenting on her remarks. Should Bündchen apologize or not? That is a topic that is still up for debate.