Sydney Sweeney responds to controversy over her mother’s 60th birthday.
Sydney Sweeney is under hot water after sharing photos from her mother’s western-themed 60th birthday party.
Here is everything you need to know.
Sydney Sweeney addresses the issue
Sydney Sweeney recently took to Twitter to address the social media outrage she faced after her mother’s 60th birthday party.
She wrote: ‘Guys this is wild. An innocent celebration for my mother’s 60th birthday has become an absurd political statement, which was not the intention.”
Sweeney further wrote: ‘Please stop making assumptions. Much love to all and happy birthday mom!
His response comes after he posted a series of photos in celebration of his mother, Lisa Sweeney’s, 60th birthday party.
She described the post with a caption that read, “There’s no better way to celebrate my mom than a surprise hoedown.”
Regardless, netizens were quick to notice that in one of the images, an unidentifiable man was seen wearing a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ t-shirt.
If you didn’t know, the aforementioned slogan refers to a pro-police counter movement in the US that was launched in response to ‘Black Lives Matter’.
Meanwhile, the Euphoria star’s brother Trent also shared several photos from the event on his Instagram account. However, in the post, some guests were seen sporting red baseball caps that had the words “Make Sixty Great Again” printed on them.
The phrase is a parody of the campaign slogan, ‘Make America Great Again’ started by former US President Donald Trump in 2016. He subsequently started his infamous ‘MAGA’ movement.
Guys, this is wild. An innocent celebration for my mother’s 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions. Much love to all ♥️ and Happy Birthday Mom!
— Sydney Sweeney (@sydney_sweeney) August 27, 2022
Fans react to Sydney Sweeney’s response
Many social media users were not satisfied with Sydney Sweeney’s response despite her clarification.
They took to the comments section of the post to share their views.
One person wrote: ‘It’s literally a political statement. Magats go to maga.
A second user shared: ‘You support a backstabber backstabber! Guilty by association.’
A third fan commented, “Then you should have selected other images to post that would not be subject to interpretation in this way.” Lesson learned for you, “I guess”.’
Assumptions? Don’t mislead your fans (many are probably young progressives based on the content of the show that made you famous). Your family is obviously far right based on the blue Live Matter t-shirts and MAGA babies. pic.twitter.com/Gwcm4YZduz
— Federico José (@FredTJoseph) August 28, 2022
Also, another person mentioned: ‘If your family was wearing a Biden, this wouldn’t be a problem.’ But no one has ever seen pictures of someone wearing a Biden hat at a birthday party.
A different user chimed in saying: ‘You look very comfortable and happy being around people, be it friends, family, etc.’
Sydney Sweeney is a very talented actress, but she can’t convince me that the girl on the left in this photo is not wearing a MAGA hat. pic.twitter.com/579UsaMSP3
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) August 28, 2022
Additionally, a handful of fans came forward to defend the actress, saying, ‘Welcome to AMERICA! Where you can’t express anything right wing without getting cancelled! Sad.’