Literally everyone went gaga for Oprah Winfrey’s empowering and impassioned Golden Globes speech this past Sunday. Using her time in accepting her Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, Winfrey not only gave us a necessary history lesson, introducing millions to early civil rights activist Recy Taylor, but she also let the world know that the time for abuse against women is over.
During her speech, the former daytime icon not only lambasted abusive men, but also declared her love for journalism, saying, ” I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times,” a clear pot shot at President Trump’s constant allegations of “fake news” when outlets report negative stories about him or the administration. With all that Winfrey said, the last person you would think would openly support her did just that: Ivanka Trump.
Ivanka Trump, a White House staffer who has already come under intense scrutiny for refusing to acknowledge accusations against her father tweeted glowing support of Winfrey’s Globes speech… and immediately faced viscous fallout from people online.
“Just saw @Oprah’s empowering & inspiring speech at last night’s #GoldenGlobes,” the first daughter tweeted. “Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP! #United.”
The backlash was swift, due to a number of things the younger Trump refuses to publicly discuss, which suggest she is complicit in preventing her father from being held accountable for misconduct allegations, her silence when the administration reversed a gender-equal pay initiative, and her silence around her father’s decision to reinstate a Global Gag Order forcing countries that receive aid from the US from using financial aid to support abortion, abortion services or even abortion education or risk losing funding.
Celebs called Trump out directly, and swiftly.
While others clarified that it was the Trump family and the GOP’s administration that Oprah was talking to and about.
Some urged her to come forward and support victims of abuse, including those who have accused her father.
While the rest just straight up dragged her.
Since tweeting her support for Winfrey, Trump has yet to comment on the backlash.
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