Ivanka Trump slammed for posting her photo in Holocaust Remembrance Day tweet
Ivanka used a photograph of herself at the Auschwitz-Bikernau concentration camp in Poland to illustrate her tweet and her detractors called her out as self-absorbed.
On January 27, Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated, marking the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, and many people addressed it on social media using the hashtag #WeRemember.
37-year-old presidential advisor and daughter of the US President, Ivanka Trump, was among the personalities who joined the online campaign by posting a picture on Twitter that backfired because it allegedly made it “all about” her.
74 years ago, the remaining prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau were liberated.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) January 27, 2019
We recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate and honor the lives lost to evil and the strength of those who stood up to confront it. #HolocaustMemorialDay#WeRemember pic.twitter.com/vWv0yj3yrN
IVANKA'S CONTROVERSIAL TWEET
“74 years ago, the remaining prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau were liberated. We recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate and honor the lives lost to evil and the strength of those who stood up to confront it.”
-Ivanka Trump, Twitter, January 27, 2019.
Ivanka added a picture of herself touching what is thought to be Auschwitz’s “Death Wall,” a detail that was not of the liking of the critics of the Trump’s administration, who saw this as another attention-seeking and posed stunt on her part.
How many times did you practice this pose in the mirror? Everything you do is feigned. How sad for you.— Hold My PomPoms Bitches (@Scattered211) January 29, 2019
With President Trump’s been often accused as having links with Neo-Nazism and controversies over some of his remarks, many accuse him and his family of anti-Semitic sympathies.
Despite Ivanka having converted to Judaism in 2009, prior to her marriage to Jared Kushner, some Twitter user’s thought her use of her own image in her tweet missed the point of the commemorative event.
First of all, way to make it all about you again. You are such a heroine!!!— Rubble44 (@KRubble44) January 29, 2019
Second, your dad would say there were good people on both sides.
“Why does it have to be a picture of you?” a user straightly replied to Ivanka’s tweet. “Because her standing by an actual Holocaust survivor would make it a real & meanful(sic) event. That’d be too much to ask,” someone else suggested.
“Nice photo dear - but you know it is not all about you, right?!” some insisted, sarcastically.
“Tweeting a picture of yourself to "honor" more than six million persons killed by a fascist dictator your father would have admired is perhaps the single most self-centered, self-serving, vacuous gesture ever,” was another harsh response.
Whatever happened to good people “on both sides”? You remember millions of deaths from the holocaust by posting a selfie? Great way to honor their lives.— McDaryl Mateo (@McDaryl) January 29, 2019
“It's #HolocaustMemorialDay, not Ivanka Posts Another Selfie Day,” the same user added.
“Every week Ivanka follows a similar routine: Tweets about whatever is the "cause" of the day as if it were her own. Schedules time for photo ops. Wastes tax payer $$ on travel and SS,” yet another person wrote.
Nice photo dear - but you know it is not all about you, right?!— Caroline Siverson (@kineticgardens) January 27, 2019
NOT THE FIRST TIME
Ivanka is frequently the target of criticism because of the timing of some of her posts and her apparent lack of sensitivity regarding the underprivileged, and during the recently ended government shutdown, she caught some fire as well.
Ivanka and her husband were condemned by the public after it surfaced that she travel to Mar-a-Lago during the critical moment of the country, instead of staying in Washington D.C. trying to resolve things.
Senior White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are vacationing in Florida during the government shutdown, the Daily Mail reports. https://t.co/DHbjeVb766— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 26, 2018
PRESIDENT TRUMP'S STATEMENT
As of her father, President Donald Trump, he also addressed Holocaust Remembrance Day by issuing a statement paying tribute to the millions of Jews killed and the survivors of the atrocities of the Nazis.
Trump seemed to try to make it better this year, since on previous years he was criticized for failing to mention the Jewish people and anti-Semitism while addressing the Holocaust.
“The Third Reich, and its collaborators, pursued the complete elimination of the entire Jewish people. Six million Jews were systematically slaughtered in horrific ways,” the Head of State wrote in his message.
The brutality of the Holocaust was a crime against humanity. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we hold in our hearts the memory of every man, woman, and child who was abused, tortured, or murdered.— The White House 45 Archived (@WhiteHouse45) January 27, 2019
The President's message on this day: https://t.co/lyb8XbtSeZ
“The Nazis also enslaved and murdered Slavs, Roma, gays, people with disabilities, religious leaders, and others who courageously opposed their cruel regime,” he added.
“The brutality of the Holocaust was a crime against men, women, and children. It was a crime against humanity. It was a crime against God,” Trump expressed.
OTHER WORLD LEADERS PAY THEIR TRIBUTES
Other world leaders also dedicated messages to the memory of the Holocaust, including British Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, took to Twitter to “mourn the loss of the millions of Jews & countless other victims,” while German Chancellor Angela Merkel released a video vowing for it to never be repeated.