Amber Tamblyn recalls how she considered sending her child to Canada after Trump was elected as President
The 35-year-old actress spoke at Vulture Fest’s 'Feminist AF' reading series where she shared an essay about her experience
'General Hospital' star Amber Tamblyn shared an anecdote from her experience during the 2016 presidential election and what kind of impact the results had on her at the time, when she was expecting her child.
Fox News reports that the actress revealed that she considered giving her child away to Canada or Sweden after Donald Trump was elected as the President of the United States. The 35-year-old actress spoke at Vulture Fest’s 'Feminist AF' reading series where she shared an essay about her experience at the Javits Center with fellow celebrities Amy Schumer and America Ferrera when the election results were about to be announced. Recounting the day she said, "I swigged some more Zantac, and my baby shoved her foot into my ribs, as if to foreshadow the pain that was yet to come."
She went on to talk about her scary realization once it was declared that Trump was going to be the President of the United States. "A dark realization swallowed me: I was going to bring a baby into this world. And not just any baby: a girl." She felt like the only way to save her child from the horrors of a country presided over by Trump was by sending her away to another country.
In the essay, she also describes having a panic attack at a subway station the following day after she experienced a shortness of breath. Fortunately, Amber was able to deliver a healthy baby. The actress gave birth to her daughter Marlow with her husband, 'Arrested Development' actor David Cross. They shared images of the newborn in March 2017.
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Addressing his newborn daughter at the time, her husband put up a post on Instagram with a hilarious caption, "Somehow my wife gave birth to a 55-year-old furrier from Crown Heights. I’m investigating."
Do us all a favor and leave the country! People like you are why people like me voted for Trump. If you can't figure out why then you deserve the Communist life you'll have because you just don't get what it means to be an American. #Trump2020— Wisewoman (@WiseWoman2065) November 20, 2018
Why don't you all just go on & move to Canada? And, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out.— Sharon Sheard (@scsheard) November 20, 2018
Amber's comments sparked outrage among right-wing extremists who took to Twitter to send hate messages to the actress.
One person wrote, "Why don't you all just go on & move to Canada? And, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out." Someone else wrote, "Do us all a favor and leave the country! People like you are why people like me voted for Trump. If you can't figure out why then you deserve the Communist life you'll have because you just don't get what it means to be an American. #Trump2020"
During the reading, Amber also shared a more hopeful message and recounted an incident during the time of her pregnancy. She remembered her doctor suggesting that she deal with her anxiety about protecting her daughter by listening to a one-minute recording of the baby’s heartbeat each and every day, which she shared with the audience, reports Yahoo News.