Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton tweeted their support of Malia Obama recently with a series of messages backing up the principle of constitutionally protected privacy. Trump tweeted today that Malia deserves privacy the same way as any other college-age girl or any woman of any demographic.
Her tweet comes after photos of Malia kissing a boy at a tailgate and blowing smoke in the bathroom surfaced online, prompting social media criticism.
Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, spoke up as well. She wrote, “Malia’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait.”
The daughter of the former POTUS and presidential candidate urged those in our culture to “be better.” As you may know, this isn’t the first time Malia has suffered click-bait invasions of privacy.
In October of 2015, photos of the young girl at a party at Brown University circulated online. Reportedly, students at the prestigious university eventually apologized for posting the pictures on the internet.
Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 24, 2017
Pictures showed the 19-year-old daughter of the former POTUS playing beer pong, a typical game for college-aged students.
In a statement to The White House in May of 2016, the administration confirmed that Malia would attend Harvard University after graduating high school.
Furthermore, Malia was the subject of several media reports indicating that she served as the intern with Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, and worked at the New York office in January. The move prompted critique due to Harvey Weinstein’s recent status as a sexual predator.
Additionally, she worked for Lena Dunham on the HBO series, Girls, in July of 2015. She also worked as an assistant for Halle Berry in 2014. Due to Malia’s status as the daughter of Barack Obama – the first black president in the United States – media organizations can’t help but publicize any stories to generate views.