Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner dressed up for a fancy evening out on Saturday, and shared the news on Twitter, as demonstrators rushed airports to protest President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban.” The contrast between Ivanka Trump’s glamour shot and the plight of refugees around the world did not sit well with many users of the social media platform.
pic.twitter.com/aWXH6lKF3g— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 29, 2017
Many on Twitter thought it was an inappropriate time for the first daughter to run the photo, and said as much.
@IvankaTrump glad you’re enjoying your new house in DC while Syrian children die— Ali (@VTAliTriumphant) January 29, 2017
.@IvankaTrump On top of everything so wildly offensive about posting this (you KNEW the reaction you’d get), your dress also looks awful.— Bradley Stern (@MuuMuse) January 29, 2017
@IvankaTrump Your father is responsible for two senior citizens with green cards being illegally detained at O’Hare for 10 hours.Have fun!— Cher (@thecherness) January 29, 2017
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are key advisers to the president, with Kushner serving in an official White House capacity and Ivanka Trump seen as a force behind the scenes. Both have been criticized for white-washing the new president’s behavior through their own clean-cut and wholesome image.
Indeed, over 35,000 Twitter users liked the image of Ivanka Trump in that glittery, $5,000 dress, and more than 3,000 retweeted it.