Ivanka Trump Slammed for Tweets Congratulating LGBT Community on Pride Month: 'We're Sick of Being Used' as a 'Prop'
"You don't get to honor the LGBTQ community when the VP supports gay conversion therapy and your dad supports bathroom bills," a user wrote in response to Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump is not feeling the love of the Twitterverse.
On Thursday night, the daughter of President Donald Trump — who also serves as an unpaid advisor to his administration — sent off two tweets to “celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community” at the start of Pride Month.
The responses to the tweets, issued hours after her father controversially pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, were swift and damning.
“You don’t get to honor the LGBTQ community when the VP supports gay conversion therapy and your dad supports bathroom bills,” wrote one user.
“You openly supported and campaigned for the most anti-LGBTQ+ presidential ticket in recent times. Your words mean nothing to us,” wrote another.
The mother-of-three praised the LGBTQ community in her second tweet for their “immense contributions to our society and economy,” but that tweet also prompted a slew of negative responses, including from stars Tituss Burgess and Christina Applegate.
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Lucas Grindley, editor-in-chief of The Advocate, swiftly wrote a response to her tweets on their website, titling his commentary “Ivanka Trump’s Pride Tweets Don’t Make Her an LGBT Ally.”
“Something about those Pride tweets struck a nerve with LGBT people. We’re sick of being used by Ivanka Trump as a prop,” he wrote.
“There are straight people who like to give themselves a very low bar for allyship and then pat themselves on the back for watching Modern Family without visibly wincing. The Trumps are exactly these kind of people,” he also said.