Ivanka Trump has been slammed as a “hypocrite” after tweeting her support for Oprah Winfrey’s impassioned speech at the Golden Globes.
The daughter of US President Donald Trump was met with a wave of criticism on Tuesday when she tried to join the #TimesUp movement of women speaking out against sexual misconduct.
The first daughter tweeted on Tuesday: :”Just saw Oprah’s empowering & inspiring speech at last night’s Golden Globes. Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP!”
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
However, the message was immediately swallowed by exasperated responses, many of which highlighted the fact that Ivanka’s father is the subject of multiple sexual misconduct allegations.
Washington Post journalist Jennifer Rubin wrote: “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.”
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
“Uh Ivanka… you do know Oprah was criticizing your dad, right?” another commenter tweeted.
“Honey are you serious? #TIMESUP is about your father and all the men like him. You get that right?” another wrote.
Actress Alyssa Milano also challenged Ivanka to put her money where her mouth is and support the movement.
“Great! You can make a lofty donation to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father’s accusers,” she said.
Meanwhile others simply didn’t buy Ivanka’s public #MeToo bandwagoning.
ew go away
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 9, 2018
YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US. https://t.co/bbiVaAHJSQ
— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) January 9, 2018
Ivanka saying "Time's Up" doesn't just tell you something about her intelligence (or lack thereof); it tells you what she thinks about everyone else's.
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) January 9, 2018
Oprah, who was accepting her lifetime achievement award on Sunday, delivered a rallying speech for race and gender equality, calling for an end “a culture broken by brutally powerful men”.
Winfrey never mentioned Trump by name, but expressed admiration for women who have spoken out against sexual misconduct.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men,” Oprah said.
“I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon… [a] time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”