'Dear Ivanka': Celebrities target Trump's daughter in Instagram campaign

Celebrities including Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler have launched an Instagram campaign targeted at Ivanka...

Posted: Aug 8, 2018 2:39 PM
Updated: Aug 8, 2018 2:39 PM

Celebrities including Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler have launched an Instagram campaign targeted at Ivanka Trump, urging the US President's daughter to act on the administration's family-separation policy and calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

As part of the campaign, well-known figures followed by Ivanka Trump on Instagram -- including not just Schumer and Handler, but also American fashion entrepreneur Sophie Amoruso and British model Cara Delevingne -- have been posting messages detailing the alleged abuses of children under controversial family separations at the US-Mexico border in an effort to flood her feed.

Arts and entertainment

Celebrities

Celebrity and pop culture

Companies

Donald Trump

Facebook

Instagram

Political Figures - US

Ivanka Trump

Government and public administration

Government bodies and offices

US federal government

White House

Immigration

Immigration, citizenship and displacement

International relations and national security

The coordinated messages begin: "Dear Ivanka, you follow me on social media. You said family separation was a 'low point' for you. The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in past tense. This crisis is ongoing."

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

The campaign began after Trump broke her silence on family separations on Thursday, saying during an Axios News Shaper conversation that it "was a low point" of her time in the White House.

"I felt very strongly about that and I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children so I would agree with that sentiment. Immigration is incredibly complex as a topic. Illegal immigration is incredibly complicated."

'We are a country of laws'

During a talk on workforce development, Trump referred to her own immigrant mother Ivana's journey to the US from communism in what was then Czechoslovakia.

But she added: "We are a country of laws. She (my mother) came to this country legally and we have to be very careful about incentivizing behavior that puts children at risk of being trafficked, at risk of entering this country with coyotes or making an incredibly dangerous journey alone.

"These are not easy issues, these are incredibly difficult issues and like the rest of the country, I experienced them actually in a very emotional way," Trump said.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration's immigration "zero-tolerance" policy resulted in the separation of thousands of children from their families.

In June, President Donald Trump reversed course, signing an executive order to keep parents and kids together, but as of last month's deadline for reuniting them, one in three of the children remained separated from their parents.

West Lafayette
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 74°
Kokomo
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 73°
Rensselaer
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 70°
Fowler
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 70°
Williamsport
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 72°
Crawfordsville
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 70°
Frankfort
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 73°
Delphi
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 73°
Monticello
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 73°
Logansport
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 72°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 51612

Reported Deaths: 2760
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion12074693
Lake5650249
Elkhart361860
Allen2952134
St. Joseph214869
Hamilton1708101
Cass16459
Hendricks1466100
Johnson1345118
Porter84038
Tippecanoe7799
Vanderburgh7686
Clark71144
Madison67864
LaPorte62328
Howard60758
Bartholomew60145
Kosciusko5824
Marshall5579
Noble52028
Boone49144
LaGrange48610
Jackson4783
Delaware47552
Hancock46836
Shelby45925
Floyd41444
Monroe34828
Morgan34531
Grant32226
Dubois3096
Montgomery29820
Henry29618
Clinton2903
White27610
Dearborn26523
Warrick26129
Vigo2588
Decatur25632
Lawrence25225
Harrison21822
Greene19632
Miami1942
Jennings17912
Putnam1738
DeKalb1694
Scott1659
Wayne1586
Daviess15117
Perry14910
Steuben1382
Orange13723
Jasper1362
Ripley1347
Franklin1288
Gibson1242
Wabash1163
Carroll1142
Starke1083
Whitley1076
Fayette1067
Newton10110
Huntington942
Jefferson872
Wells821
Randolph804
Fulton731
Jay720
Knox710
Washington681
Pulaski661
Clay645
Rush623
Posey610
Spencer571
Owen521
Benton510
Sullivan501
Adams491
Brown431
Blackford402
Fountain362
Crawford330
Switzerland320
Tipton321
Parke270
Martin260
Ohio230
Vermillion200
Warren151
Union140
Pike120
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events