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'It’s turned into a wildfire': Sydney Sweeney says she's misunderstood after mom's MAGA birthday party

Sydney Sweeney was slammed after images circulated online of people wearing MAGA-like hats that read, 'make sixty great again'
Sydney Sweeney (David Livingston/Getty Images)
Sydney Sweeney (David Livingston/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: It seems that Sydney Sweeney doesn't want to discuss her mother's MAGA themed birthday celebration. The 'Euphoria' star faced immense backlash in August after MAGA-like hats and 'Blue Lives Matter' shirts were seen at her mother's 60th birthday party.

In her cover interview with British GQ, released on Friday, November 11, the 25-year-old actress was heard saying, "Honestly, I feel like nothing I say can help the conversation." She added, "It’s been turning into a wildfire, and nothing I can say will take it back to the correct track."


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"I don't think there's any winning," Sweeney told British GQ, saying she reads negative comments online. "I'll see people say, 'She needs to get media training'. Why, do you want to see a robot?"

Back in August, Sweeney shared images on Instagram celebrating her mom's "surprise hoedown." "No better way to celebrate my momma than a surprise hoedown," she captioned her post, which featured the star wearing a white dress with a matching hat and cowboy boots. However, images circulated online of people wearing MAGA-like hats that read, "make sixty great again." She shared that the backlash she received for her mom’s 60th birthday was like "wildfire."


Sweeney was surprised to find that certain claims were being made about her due to the attire that partygoers chose to wear, some of which had been specially designed for the occasion. One image shows a male attendee sporting a "Blue Lives Matter" shirt, standing next to Sweeney's mother and grandmother as they assemble around the cake. Following the backlash, Sweeney took to Twitter to share a heartfelt message that read, "You guys this is wild. An innocent celebration for my moms milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions. Much love to everyone and Happy Birthday Mom!"


According to the actress, her family "doesn't understand" her world, she said to GQ. Sweeney is originally from Spokane County, Washington. "My family doesn’t understand me or the world I’m in anymore," she shared. 'The Handmaid's Tale' star added that she’s in "an in-between place," explaining, "In this industry, my home and the place that grounds me is so vastly different to how people live there."