The Internet Torches Ivanka Trump Over Her ‘Clueless’ Tweet About Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech
Accolades are still pouring in for Oprah Winfrey’s address at the 75th Golden Globes, a rousing declaration that “a new day is on the horizon” for women and girls in light of recent public discourse about sexual misconduct.
President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, took to Twitter Monday to join the chorus, urging women and men to unite and say “times up,” referring to a Hollywood-led movement against harassment. But she quickly learned that But not all praise is created equal.
During the actress’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Winfrey made a statement so powerful it elicited calls for her to run for president in 2020.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
As expected, users found her intervention hypocritical.
The first daughter’s tweet drew instant scrutiny as her father himself faces several accusations of sexual misconduct. Many called on her to use her money and influence to help bring about justice for the women who have accused her father of abuse.
This is the most hypocritical, clueless statement in her regrettable time in the WH. Your father has a trail of victims and supported Roy Moore, Ivanka. YOU are indeed part of the problem Ivanka. #complicit
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 9, 2018
Actor Alyssa Milano, comedian Rosie O’Donnell and model Chrissy Teigen were among the first and fiercest responders.
Great! You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers.https://t.co/A8HCVa715v
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 9, 2018
— Jessica Yellin (@JessicaYellin) January 9, 2018
Michael Wolff, the author of an explosive new book about her father’s White House, called her out in a television interview.
— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) January 9, 2018
Other users claimed she was attempting to co-opt a social movement at the height of its popularity.
— Ram (@ramprasad_c) January 9, 2018
ew go away
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 9, 2018
But many were simply struck by the same question:
Who should tell her? https://t.co/si9E5MPw8I
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 9, 2018
Who is going to tell her https://t.co/ptGRG5HiYH
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) January 9, 2018