Ivanka Trump has decided to share a tweet celebrating Pride, and it did not go over well.
President Donald Trump’s daughter shared the message on Facebook.
Logging back on after Shavuot, wishing everyone a joyful #Pride2017. This month we celebrate and honor the #LGBTQ…
‘Logging back on after Shavuot, wishing everyone a joyful #Pride2017. This month we celebrate and honor the #LGBTQ community,’ she wrote.
‘I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.’
She shared the same message on Twitter.
And nobody was really all that excited.
LGBTI celebrities were the first to pitch in and tell the President’s daughter to kindly take her support elsewhere.
Ivanka, pass me ur rainbow flag. Okay great. NOW GET OUT OF HERE https://t.co/Lnm0c461Sv
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) June 2, 2017
Um the LA Pride parade is legit cancelled so we can protest her dad. pic.twitter.com/6Ckc1HPFEd
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) June 2, 2017
No thanks, we’re all set here. https://t.co/fZRSAuZvlS
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 2, 2017
“I like gay people as long as they’re choreographing something or buying shoes.” https://t.co/TYDqJi3cc9
— Guy Branum (@guybranum) June 2, 2017
Over on Twitter, the response was equally unimpressed, but for entirely different reasons.
Users mainly centered on the US government’s anti-equality stance, as expressed in the Gavin Grimm case.
Some used humor to express their discontent with Ivanka’s message.
every pride parade around the country is now required to have an ivanka trump float that we can all collectively scream our insult tweets at
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) June 2, 2017
— The Black Madonna (@blackmadonnachi) June 2, 2017
She’ll tweet about rainbow color Popsicles as her daddy rolls backs civil liberties & rights of LGBTQ. She’s as fake as her daddy’s tan.
— Sophie Scholl (@maggiegosia) June 2, 2017
They also reminded Ivanka just what exactly her father’s deputy, Vice President Mike Pence, thinks of gay people.
You openly supported and campaigned for the most anti-LGBTQ+ presidential ticket in recent times. Your words mean nothing to us.
— Jordan (@jordansdiamonds) June 2, 2017
hey your dad hasn’t issued a statement on pride month yet and his VP supports gay conversion therapy so who’s the “we” in that sentence
— Victoria McNally (@vqnerdballs) June 2, 2017
You don’t get to honor the LGBTQ community when the VP supports gay conversion therapy and your dad supports bathroom bills
— Carli Velocci (@velocciraptor) June 2, 2017
I’d thank you for your tweet but I’m kind of busy getting deprogrammed in conversion therapy.
— Tracy E. Gilchrist (@TracyEGilchrist) June 2, 2017
Ivanka Trump’s tweet about LGBTQ pride is just as disjointed as her speech about female empowerment in Saudi Arabia
— laura + some designs (@lauradesignsx) June 2, 2017
Others did away with politics and kept their responses short and more or less sweet.
you aren’t our friend.
— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) June 2, 2017
— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) June 2, 2017
— Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) June 2, 2017
— Alexandra Halaby (@iskandrah) June 2, 2017
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 2, 2017
You tweeted the wrong thing. I think you meant to say this: pic.twitter.com/2kSyGexOll
— Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) June 2, 2017
— Brad Jenkins (@bradjenkins) June 2, 2017
And on Facebook Ivanka’s fans were far from impressed with the concept of Pride month.
‘Have to disagree with you on this,’ Rick Dorsey wrote.
‘I sure dont believe in mistreating them, but I sure don’t believe in condoning and supporting them either.’
Another commenter, named Vince Contras, said he was ‘disappointed in you on this issue’.
‘I cannot support the self-destructive and depraved lifestyle that is celebrated in these “Pride” events, and I don’t believe people should base their identity on their “sexual preference” especially unnatural ones, or “gender identity” derived from mental illness (sexual dysphoria),’ he said.
‘I think these people should be treated with love and respect, but not encouraged or affirmed in their confusion.’
Unsurprisingly a fair few commenters called being part of the LGBTI community, in whichever form, a ‘sin’, and some even believe homosexuality can be ‘cured’.
‘They need to recognize that they need emotional healing,’ a woman named Linda Cay wrote.
‘Too many former LGBTQ have been healed and are straight now. Several of my friends. Let’s not be their co dependents.’
Conversion therapy, also called ‘gay cure’ therapy, is dangerous, potentially deadly and has been denounced by every major health organization.
And others just seemed very afraid of the rainbow flag driving out the American flag.
‘Ivanka, my colors are red, white and blue. The same colors which fly over our White House,’ Bill Galbreath wrote.
‘The rainbow flag flyers did not put your dad in his present job. Flag flyers such as I did so.’
And user Mark Honyak begged Ivanka to ‘not light the White House up with their colors’.
‘It’s great that you honor them,’ he said.
‘But don’t disrespect us by doing what the former President Obama let them do.’
According to the New York Times’ exit polls, 14% of eligible voters who identify as LGBTI cast their vote for Trump.