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Leave Trump Out of It

Everyone’s been trumping on Ivanka and I am not for it. Just because her bloodline runs in the same stream as the world’s most racist, ignorant misogynist doesn’t mean she should be punished. While I am in no way, shape or form a Trump supporter, I do have some bit of decency left in my soul. I know this may come to you as a surprise considering how many people voted for Trump, but yes, there are still some good people out there.  So here goes nothing…

After Trump was elected as the next President of the United States, Shoes.com, a large Canadian online shoe company banned all Ivanka Trump products. It stems from the Twitter #grabyourwallet trend, which aims to tackle Trump by taking away his dollars. It’s a play off of Trump’s “grab her by the pussy” statement.

At first, I was all for #grabyourwallet even if it aimed to dismantle Trump’s bloodline.

But then I had a moment of reality. While the #grabyourwallet motive is great, Ivanka Trump doesn’t deserve to be punished for her father’s actions.

 

When consumers first started taking shots at Shoes.com for selling Ivanka Trump items, the company politely responded with an apology for customers choosing to end their relationship with Shoes.com. But after receiving more attacks, they released a statement saying,

We understand and your voices have been heard. We have removed the [Ivanka Trump] products from our website.

Completely understandable, right? If all of their customers are attacking them for selling a specific brand, then it is within their best interest as a business to discontinue it. Shoes.com went on to release the following statement via Twitter:

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However, my disappointment isn’t with the company. It’s with the customers.

Shame on consumers.

Ivanka Trump shouldn’t be discontinued or punished because of her father’s actions. It’s not like she’s Melania Trump, where it’s been proven that she’s willing to lie and cheat to save face for Mr. Donald Trump. It’s not like Ivanka is making arrogant comments like her brothers. In fact, she hasn’t really said much at all. She’s supported her father, and by that I mean she’s stood by his side, but you can’t expect any different.

Politics aside, that is her father.

I think it’s shameful for people actively seeking to ruin the lives of anyone associated with Donald Trump, including his daughter. For Shoes.com, they were put in a tough situation where they’re doomed if they do, and doomed if they don’t. Either way, customers are going to be angry with their decision and they did the best that they could do. That’s business.

The real disappointment lies with the consumers wanting to tear down this woman’s empire just because of what her father has done. She is her own woman, has her own opinions, her own mind and her own empire. She doesn’t deserve to be punished for someone else’s actions.

Ivanka Trump didn’t make you hate Donald Trump; Donald Trump made you hate Donald Trump.

As women, we need to start supporting one another instead of taking stabs whenever we get the chance. If you love that pair of Ivanka Trump shoes, buy them, rock them and don’t let anyone tell you any different.

Ivanka Trump didn’t make you hate Donald Trump; Donald Trump made you hate Donald Trump. Give the girl a break.

XOXO
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