Fake Tom Ford Quote Slams Melania as 'Glorified Escort' Amid Trump Supporters's Call for Boycott

American fashion designer Tom Ford was trending on Twitter Tuesday—for a demeaning comment he never uttered about first lady Melania Trump.

Twitter user #fras99 posted a since-deleted tweet stating, "Tom Ford refuses to dress Melania Trump," and quoting him as saying, 'I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men."

Rapper 50 Cent picked up on the viral tweet late Tuesday morning, posting a screenshot of the quote with images of Ford and Trump and commenting, "F*** Gucci , Im wearing Tom Ford LOL #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac," along with emojis of a laughing face and a bag of money.

😆Fuck Gucci , Im wearing Tom Ford💰LOL #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac pic.twitter.com/bDCW9IYaip

— 50cent (@50cent) March 19, 2019

Twitter blew up over Ford's alleged comment, but no evidence has been found that the designer actually said that about Trump.

CNN commentator Keith Boykin tweeted that he saw the quote the previous night and concluded it was false, adding that no news source has confirmed it.

"Come on folks! Do your research. Stop retweeting misinformation," Boykin tweeted. "This is how we got Trump. We need to do better next time."

What many Twitter users found were Ford's comments on Trump on ABC's The View in 2016, that were much different. Ford was asked if Trump would look great in his clothes.

"I don't know, I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined," Ford replied. "She's not necessarily my image and you know, also the first lady, other than the fact that I'm a Democrat and voted for Hillary [Clinton] and I'm very sad and disappointed that she's not in office, she shouldn't be wearing my clothes. They're too expensive."

Ford went on to say that even Clinton should not be wearing his clothes, because they cost too much to make. When asked if he did not think Trump should wear expensive attire as first lady, Ford replied, "I'm going to leave that to Melania."

What Tom Ford actually said about Melania Trump.... pic.twitter.com/hYZKmiJI3L

— Yesha (@YeshaCallahan) March 19, 2019

A publicist for Ford, Simon Halls, told Newsweek in an email Tuesday afternoon: "This is an absolutely fabricated and completely fake quote attribute to Mr. Ford that has somehow gone viral. Mr. Ford did not make this statement."

The first lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in an email to Newsweek: "Why would I ever comment on something someone may or may not have said? I'd really love it if you guys would focus on all that Mrs. Trump is doing to help children."

Trump uttered a similar comment earlier this month at a town hall in Las Vegas for her "Be Best" campaign aimed at bolstering children's self-esteem as well as combatting cyberbullying and opioid abuse.

"I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost and the potential lives that could be saved, by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories," the first lady said.

President Trump's supporters apparently began boycotting Ford products in light of the fake quote, drawing ridicule from other Twitter users.

MAGA Trumpkins outraged by Tom Ford's comment regarding Melania have declared THE most ineffective boycott ever. It's not as if they own anything from his line. pic.twitter.com/Vw3QtqBgQw

— Ruth Ann wears a mask (@Fairy_Gmother) March 19, 2019

Ford has been linked to the "glorified escort" claim before. Less than a month after the 2016 presidential election, Twitter user @AlexisDiMonroe posted a doctored Daily Mail headline with the same idea.

"I have no interest in dressing a glorified #escort who steals #speeches and has bad taste in men" - Tom Ford #MegaShade #Ammunition 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/LhwYHZ8KWy

— 🐝Alexis🌈Diana🌈Monroe🐝 (@AlexisDiMonroe) December 4, 2016