Ivanka Trump blasted “cancel culture” on Friday night after Wichita State University and WSU Tech canceled her commencement speech to 2020 grads. The president’s daughter, who is also a top White House adviser, then released the speech, rife with ironies, online herself.
Said Ivanka in the speech, which made no mention of racial injustice: “In my own life, I have found that my greatest personal growth has arisen from times of discomfort and uncertainty.”
The Guardian reports: “Administrators at Wichita State University and WSU Tech announced their decision just hours after they had said the US president’s daughter would be speaking to WSU Tech graduates. Administrators of both universities, which are affiliated, said Saturday’s graduation for the technical university would be “refocused” on students, with a nursing graduate as the only speaker.”
Tweeted Ivanka: “Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia. Listening to one another is important now more than ever!”
A few reactions:
"Free speech!" cries Sweatshop Barbie, who walked alongside her fascist daddy, carrying his prop bible in her purse, as he gassed peaceful protestors along the way to a photo op.— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) June 6, 2020
Ivanka is a monster. Children of malignant narcissists become either narcissists or severe empaths. Ivanka is void of empathy, her humanity is entirely performative.— Scarlett Rabe 🩸🦷 (@scarlettrabe) June 6, 2020
Spare us your selective outrage. You and your father have put together the most divisive White House in American history. If people aren't receptive to your message perhaps now would be a good time to take a hard look at your own behavior.— preising (@preising) June 6, 2020