The woman was immediately criticized by fans on Twitter after she posted an unusual tweet about Barron Trump and his presumed Autism.
“Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.” The tweet included a video on bulling of autistic children as well.
Although her intention seemed to be noble – just raising awareness about the condition by using the influence and exposure of the President elect, social media commentators exploded, accusing her of putting the young boy into the spotlight without any reason or proof.
In an attempt to calm down the spirits, she tweeted: “Not my movie clip — lots of us— who raise autistic children notice things many would miss… some things felt familiar #NOshameAUTISM,”
However, her defensive tweet did nothing to change people’s minds about her intentions and so, the 54 year old comedian decided to release a long statement in which she stressed that “I have no ill will for his children” in a poem-like post.
“When I saw the anti bullying video that mentioned Barron it spoke to the symptoms many ASD kids have it was educational and informational. These symptoms so many do not understand — I thought — how amazing IF IF it is true.”
Because of the feuds she has been having with Donald Trump, Rosie O’Donnell felt the need to make it clear that her intention when tweeting about his son having Autism was not to spark any new conflict with the president elect. “But this autism subject — had nothing to do with Donald though I admit he does trigger me in all ways.”
“I have no ill will for his children — or any children — and if u knew anything about me — u would know that.”