Karlie Kloss asks fans to fight Trump's border policy, gets attacked for dating Jared Kushner's brother
Despite having such close ties to Jared Kushner, Karlie Kloss has always maintained her stance as a strong Democrat
Celebrities often use their position of power to raise awareness and influence their followers to act on social issues. Model Karlie Kloss did the same, but the reaction she received was far from what she had hoped for. Karlie recently urged her fans to call their congressmen to end Trump’s zero intolerance immigration policy with an Instagram post. She condemned the policy that separates migrant children from their parents and requested her fans to take a stand against it.
She shared an image of the number for the US Senate and wrote in her caption, “No matter what side of the aisle you are on - speak up.” She also wrote: “It’s heartbreaking to watch from halfway across the world what is happening in our own country. It’s not the time to say "there are no words", there are many. Politicizing the lives of these defenseless children and ripping them from their parents is heartless. We have to be the voices for these kids, and I support anyone standing up to do right by them. 'What can you do? Many things but FIRST, call your congressperson RIGHT NOW and support the bill, US - S 3036.”
She even shared a video of herself calling the number she posted to send the viewers the message that she is one to act and not just preach. While several fans commended her for using her position to speak up, several others criticized her, given her close relation to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor. Karlie has been dating Jared’s Democrat brother Joshua for six years now.
“What a joke. ‘Call your congressperson.’ How about call your brother-in-law and buddy Ivanka?” commented one follower. “Tell your boyfriend's brother, genius,” said another. “Dear Karlie, you can make a difference, just not on social media. Talk to the people in power, talk to the people at the WH, that's actually your family in law!” quipped another. “Can you have a word with Joshua Kushner or Jared? Maybe since you're good friends with Ivanka you can knock some sense into these barbaric acts,” commented another.
The former Victoria's Secret model has never presented herself as a Republican or even a Trump supporter despite her boyfriend's connection to the First Family. Though she has posed in photographs with both Jared and Ivanka, she has always identified as a Democrat.
In the November 2016 election, she posted a photograph of herself in the polling booth with the hashtag “I'm with her,” clearly indicating that she voted for Hillary Clinton and not Donald Trump. She also attended Women's March in January 2017 with her boyfriend Joshua to protest Trump’s treatment of women. They were both also actively involved at the March for Our Lives event in a show of defiance against gun laws.
Kloss is not the only celebrity or public figure to take a strong stance against Trump’s new immigration policy ever since excruciatingly painful pictures of families being confronted by border patrol surfaced last week. Other celebrities include Jimmy Kimmel, Tatiana Maslany and Oprah Winfrey.