Ivanka Trump took to Instagram early Sunday to share an smiling photo of herself and husband Jared Kushner, dressed up to attend a black tie gala.
The mother of three presumably posted the photo to show off her eye-catching gown, but the internet doesn’t seem to think it’s so innocent.
Mashable reports that Ivanka is getting blasted on social media for the post.
Despite the fact that the photo has no caption or comment from Ivanka, many have deemed the post to be “ignorant.”
The backlash was sparked over President Trump’s executive order on Friday that temporarily suspended U.S. entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees.
The ban incited protests on social media and across the country, as many called for the release of those detained as a result of the order, according to earlier reports.
Due to the timing, some feel that Ivanka’s photo is in poor taste — and many “humanitarians” are letting her know on Twitter.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 29, 2017
— Geoff Crawley (@VoiceOfThePhan) January 29, 2017
there's a "Muslim Ban Ball"? Wow ya'll have balls for every occasion.
— Jim ?? ?? (@graphikjunkie) January 29, 2017
Most of the criticism is coming from Twitter users who feel that Ivanka posting about her social her life means she doesn’t care about refugees.
Users have hurled insults at Ivanka, calling her out for her “tin foil” dress and condemning the executive order.
But while many were infuriated by the photo, some pointed out the seemingly obvious…
Ivanka isn’t the president.
Many argued that regardless of political leanings, it’s not fair to put the repercussions of President Trump’s decisions on his children.
hows hvng a LIFE so wildly offensive? fact tht u hav NO LIFE & hav nthng bttr 2do w urself thn troll her? PUHLEASE.
— Stephanie Lauren (@Steff_Lauren) January 29, 2017
My apologies for the negativity. I don't get it. Imagine these same people upset when Obama's kids were attacked #BothShameful
— Kurt Yaeger (@kurtyaeger) January 29, 2017
A federal judge issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order on Saturday to allow detainees with valid visas to enter the United States, according to reports.
But outrage continued to grow on social media Sunday, meaning that seemingly any member of the Trump family was up for criticism — including Ivanka.Image Credit: AFP/Pool/Getty
And she’s not the only one. Smear attacks on 10-year-old Barron Trump led to an official response from the White House. They sent this statement asking for America to respect the Trump children’s privacy:
“It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight. The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.”
The first daughter has yet to respond to the controversy.