Vogue Magazine is drawing mockery for a recent story titled “Look, It’s Time to Collectively and Officially Give Up on Ivanka Trump.”
To be fair, however, Vogue has never exactly been on the side of the Trump daughter. They have attacked her for things she began working on after telling America she intended to be nothing more than a “daughter.” They called her out on using her position in the White House to promote her new book. They’ve even blasted her for not intervening in her father’s administration trying to make it harder for women to have access to birth control and her faux-feminism.
It’s unclear why they’re only now saying that it’s time to give up on Trump, since they seemed to have never been a fan of hers to begin with.
Still, a Thursday op-ed by contributing editor Michelle Ruiz described President Donald Trump’s decision to ban all transgender service members from the military was yet another “dystopia[n] edition” of the film “Groundhog Day.” Over and over again, Ivanka’s promises to serve as an advocate for progressive ideals she holds have fallen asunder to ideological firebrands like Steve Bannon and new communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
It’s “another big, fat failure for Ivanka Trump,” Vogue said, citing her June tweet pledging to be an LGBTQ ally.
“I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy,” she promised, celebrating Pride Month.
“Empty words from Ivanka Trump are no longer noteworthy; they are the norm—as routine as the president’s cyberbullying (any day now with your First Lady initiative, Melania) and schmoozing from Anthony ‘The Mooch’ Scaramucci,” wrote Ruiz.
While Ivanka might claim to “have her father’s ear,” that ear clearly isn’t connected to his brain, his mouth or his Twitter fingers. Ruiz brought up her meetings with Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio at Trump Tower after the election and her father’s ignorance around climate change. Similarly, Ms. Trump “fancies herself an ‘advocate for the economic empowerment of women and girls,'” but when it comes to her father’s actions on women in the workplace, she’s silent.
“Ivanka might be the least influential Presidential advisor in history,” Ruiz cited former senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer, who worked in the President Barack Obama administration.
To make matters worse, Vogue points out that Ivanka recently tried to return to her claim that she “tries to stay out of politics,” she stated before setting up a West Wing office.
“Another translation? She’s all but given up, and it’s high time we gave up on her, too,” Ruiz wrote.
The internet was all atwitter with mockery, both with Ivanka and with the perception that the fashion magazine is a valuable political voice leading the dialogue among policy-makers in Washington and indeed the world.
Here are a few comments below:
Et tu, Vogue? https://t.co/t9KZBMXDvA
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) July 27, 2017
When you've lost Vogue, you've lost middle America. https://t.co/1g3u5ceOxB
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) July 27, 2017
just catching up to @TeenVogue
— MyNameIsStillWithHer (@FakeEmily65) July 27, 2017
Why @voguemagazine thought there any there there is a mystery to me.
— Karbeth (@Karynwithawhy1) July 27, 2017
Oh lord, the princess has lost the magazine that makes up her entire library.
— JeffCtyOHPDC (@JeffersonCtyPDC) July 27, 2017
Never tire of watching the "Let's give 'em a chance!" crowd wake up and realize that they are exactly who we thought they were.
— Ed (@gin_and_tacos) July 27, 2017
Javanka don't care about middle America. But they definitely care about the Vogue constituency
— Cordelia (@Cordelia_89) July 27, 2017
Champagne popsicles out
— Susan Stack (@SusanStack10) July 27, 2017
when showing up fashionably late isn't cute.
— sorrow in german (@ynomrah) July 27, 2017