Ivanka Trump has faced widespread criticism online after taking to Twitter on Monday to praise Oprah Winfrey for her Golden Globes speech which called out sexual abusers and promised "a new day is on the horizon".
The daughter of US President Donald Trump voiced her support for Winfrey's "empowering & inspiring speech" and called on everyone to come together and say "#TIMESUP", referencing the campaign launched this month by women in Hollywood to fight sexual harassment.
The backlash to Trump's tweet was swift, with many social media commenters pointing out that her father has faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, all of which he denies, and was also caught on video making lewd remarks about women in a leaked Access Hollywood video from 2005.
Just saw @Oprah's empowering & inspiring speech at last night’s #GoldenGlobes. Let’s all come together, women & men, & say #TIMESUP! #United https://t.co/vpxUBJnCl7— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 9, 2018
Actor Alyssa Milano replied to Ivanka Trump's tweet by urging her to donate to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund to "support your father's accusers".
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
Model and presenter Chrissy Teigen simply wrote: "ew go away".
ew go away— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 9, 2018
Journalist Jennifer Rubin slammed Ivanka's tweet as "hypocritical" and "clueless" and referenced the President's support of Republican politician Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual misconduct.
She added that "YOU are indeed part of the problem Ivanka".
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
Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury, the explosive new book about Donald Trump and the White House, appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word where he said Ivanka's "head is in the clouds" or she is in "denial".
.@MichaelWolffNYC reacts to Ivanka Trump's new tweet in support of #TIMESUP: "Who does she think her father is? What does she think this White House is about?" #LastWord pic.twitter.com/sIE1mh5DSd— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) January 9, 2018
Other Twitter users voiced their incredulity about the tweet.
She was talking about your dad. How is this not clear to you?— Carla Elvidge (@BlissBunny) January 9, 2018
Um. Who's gonna tell her?— She Bougie (@ThisIsWhoWeBe) January 9, 2018
so like how, in your mind, did you see people reacting to this— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) January 9, 2018