Ivanka Trump comes under fire for joining the ‘Challenge Accepted’ trend


Ivanka Trump is facing backlash for sharing a ‘Challenge Accepted’ photo of herself as part of a social media trend that boasted of ‘women supporting women’, but by critics Has been described as ‘vapid’ and ‘meaningless’.

The 38-year-old woman took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a black-white throwback photo pregnant with her four-year-old son, Theodore, along with a shocking post about being the mother of all women.

‘#challenge accepted. Thank you sister – the women who hold me and carry me forward! Each day brings countless opportunities, big and small, to spread light and uplift the people around us, ‘she wrote in the caption.

Slammed: Ivanka Trump is facing backlash for sharing her own black and white throwback photo when she was pregnant under the challenge of ‘women supporting women’

Gushing: In her caption, she wrote that women are 'all mothers' and they should support each other.  Kimberly Gilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, called the post 'beautiful'

Gushing: In her caption, she wrote that women are ‘all mothers’ and they should support each other. Kimberly Gilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, called the post ‘beautiful’

‘Let’s be kind to each other. Let us choose to love, support and strengthen each other. We are all mothers – we each bring something unique and beautiful to this world. Come [love] Each other. I challenge all my followers to lead love. You create the future as you are. #womensupportingwomen. ‘

The photo was taken during a February 2016 cover shoot of Town and Country magazine’s Ivanka. In the glamorous portrait, she is wearing a buttoned-down dress with a collar, nailing her baby bump. She edited the original image to make it black and white before posting it online.

President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter is among the millions of women who have posted their black and white photos this week in the name of empowering women using the hashtags #WomenSupportingWomen and #ChallengeAccepted.

Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, Khloé Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Aniston, and Kelly Rowland have taken part in the ‘challenge’ on social media, although many have found Ivanka’s involvement problematic for several reasons.

Not so: Ivanka was slammed for taking part in a 'challenge' after being criticized by the Trump administration for being anti-women for a long time

Not so: Ivanka was slammed for taking part in a ‘challenge’ after being criticized by the Trump administration for being anti-women for a long time

Backlash: Critics argued that if she actually supported women, she would not support her father, while others encountered vomiting emojis in the comments.

Backlash: Critics argued that if she actually supported women, she would not support her father, while others encountered vomiting emojis in the comments.

The first daughter has long claimed that she supports women despite her father’s role in administration, which has been criticized for its anti-women agenda.

Kimberly Guilfoy, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, commented that Ivanka’s post was ‘beautiful’, but not everyone was heavily impressed by the White House senior adviser’s endorsement of her father’s controversial policies.

‘Ummm … not to support the white-dominated-able-heritage-case that destroys the country. Even if they are a woman, sorry !!! ‘One person commented, while others posted facial emojis to show their disgust.

‘If you really support women you will be angry with your father and all his administration. You are a joke ‘Someone else replied.

In an article for Refinery29, author Ellie Belle questioned Ivanka’s motivation while sharing an old pregnancy photo of herself, telling women ‘all are mothers’.

At odds: Ivanka has long claimed that she supports women, despite her father's role in the administration, which has been criticized for reverting to women's rights

At odds: Ivanka has long claimed that she supports women, despite her father’s role in the administration, which has been criticized for reverting to women’s rights

Critics: Some Twitter users shared Ivanka's post as evidence that the social media challenge was futile.  This trend has been criticized as a blank gesture.

Critics: Some Twitter users shared Ivanka’s post as evidence that the social media challenge was futile. This trend has been criticized as a blank gesture.

She wrote, ‘Ivanka is doing what Ivanka has done best to project herself as a person, while the mother and one for the way the Trump administration has hurt women and mothers Using her identity as a woman, she wrote. ‘

‘Or perhaps Trump’s point is simple and she is saying that all women are mothers in their own way, regardless of the children – but it stands that not everyone wants to be referred to as a mother, or to be reproductive It is worth it.

Some Twitter users shared Evanka’s post as evidence that the trend was unfounded, with one person writing: ‘You already know if Ivanka Trump is challenging such that you … .. girls should get together, not girls. ‘

“A helpful barometer for a social media” challenge is pure bull ** t: will Ivanka participate? ‘Tweeted another.

“Ivanka Trump” accepted the challenge “…. you girls better hang it up, flatscreen,” someone else commented.

Viral: Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon have posted black-and-white photos of themselves using the hashtags #WomenSupportingWomen and #ChallengeAccepted

Viral: Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon have posted black-and-white photos of themselves using the hashtags #WomenSupportingWomen and #ChallengeAccepted

Strike a Pose: Khloe Kardashian posted this photo as part of the trend in the name of women empowerment, which has received mixed reviews

Strike a Pose: Khloe Kardashian posted this photo as part of the trend in the name of women empowerment, which has received mixed reviews

The ‘Women Supporting Women Challenge’ faced criticism this week itself, as some consider it an empty gesture for the performance. Its origin is also unclear, as there are conflicting theories as to how the challenge began.

New York Times writer Taylor Lorenz reported that people have been sharing black and white photos using the #ChallengeAccepted hashtag since 2016, including a campaign to raise cancer awareness.

An Instagram representative told The New York Times that the first post for ‘this current cycle of challenge’ was shared by Brazilian journalist Ana Paula Padro another week and a half ago.

Others have claimed that the trend recently began in Turkey when women began sharing black-and-white photos to raise awareness about women and domestic violence with women.

Many people took part in the challenge without question, as they were nominated by their friends, and the recent backlash has prompted some, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, to remove her #ChallengeAccepted post.

Ivanka has been called out several times under the chairmanship of her father for her ‘tone-def’ social media posts, and she still has to publicly respond to criticism.

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