While thousands turned up at airports across the U.S. Saturday to protest one of President Donald Trump's latest executive orders, first daughter Ivanka Trump had her priorities squarely in check — she wanted the Internet to check out her pretty, shiny dress.
Seemingly unfazed by her father's decision to temporarily bar the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, Ivanka posted a photo of herself and husband Jared Kushner to both her Instagram and Twitter accounts late Saturday night, showing the couple dressed to the nines and ready for a night on the town.
At the time of her posting, chaos was erupting at airports worldwide, with many prevented from boarding flights overseas to the United States, and at least 100 people being detained in U.S. airports.
Social media exploded, with many criticizing Ivanka as "tone deaf" and "out of touch" for posting an ill-timed photograph when much of the world was dealing with a humanitarian crisis created at the hands of her father.
— Kierán Suckling (@KieranSuckling) January 30, 2017
Thousands of families are being ripped apart because of your father but that's a cute dress. Have fun at your party! https://t.co/yzuakVrEcy
— Cole Ledford (@ColeLedford11) January 29, 2017
@IvankaTrump Your father is responsible for two senior citizens with green cards being illegally detained at O'Hare for 10 hours.Have fun!
— Cher (@thecherness) January 29, 2017
Some people on Twitter posted a photo of a little girl in a refugee camp wearing a metallic blanket around her shoulders. "Who wore it better?" they asked.
— Janie (@janie) January 29, 2017
Several people went so far as to compare Ivanka to Marie Antoinette, the wife of French King Louis XVI, who supposedly uttered the phrase “Let them eat cake!” when she heard that famine was leaving peasants without food staples like bread.
One commenter on Instagram said "She is like Marie Antoinette, wearing ball gowns while thousands of people are marching because her father is tearing families apart. Shame on her. Shame on her father."
— nae (@renae_rp) January 29, 2017
And, of course, there were those who found no political issue — they simply didn't care for the dress.
@IvankaTrump your dress looks like tin foil
— He wants the oil!! (@tracymcc0915) January 29, 2017