Sydney Sweeney Says Birthday Photo Turned Into Political Statement – The Hollywood Reporter


Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney has criticized a series of photos and videos from her mother’s 60th birthday party online, which the actress posted to her Instagram on Saturday.

Among the photos the Emmy-nominated talent has published is an image of an unidentified man wearing a blue lives matter flag shirt, a symbol of the pro-police counter-movement that has sprung up in response to Black. Live Matter.

The photos, which were taken at a hoedown-themed birthday party for Sweeney’s mom, were captioned, “No better way to celebrate my mom than a surprise hoedown.” The actress also shared photos of the event on her Instagram story that featured line dancing and a rodeo-themed cake.

After posting the photos and videos early on Saturday, social media users began speculating about the politics of Sweeney and her family and Sweeney’s stance on blue lives matters in light of the unnamed person seen in the shirt.

“You guys, this is wild. An innocent celebration for my mother’s milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not intended,” she tweeted in response to criticisms of her photos, which caused her name to trend on Twitter on Saturday. “Please stop making assumptions.”

In addition to the life issue’s blue shirt, criticism also surfaced after social media users discovered photos of one of Sweeney’s relatives from the event showing people wearing “Make 60 Great Again” hats – a reference to Donald’s campaign slogan. Trump “Make America Great Again.”

In an interview on August 2 with The Los Angeles TimesSweeney spoke about the impact her family has had on her career, discussing a clip where she shared her Emmy nomination news with her mother.

“I wouldn’t have been able to pursue my dreams without her support for that decision,” she said. “I was 12, 13 years old and my mom and dad gave up everything they knew for me to pursue my dreams. We lost friends, we lost our home, we lost everything in pursuit of it.”

At the height of the racial justice and Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020, Sweeney shared her support for the movement like a number of Hollywood figures via her social media. “[W]you have to do better. the hatred in this world must stop. #Black lives matter,” she tweeted.

Black Lives Matter is a decentralized political and social movement started in 2013 after the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, that systematically tackles racism and police brutality against black people. The Blue Lives Matter movement was founded in response to BLM and advocates that officers and other first responders form a protected class, with the potential for individuals to be prosecuted for hate crimes in cases where they have been convicted of killing law enforcement officers.

The New York ACLU has condemned the Blue Lives Matter laws proposed by conservative politicians across the country, describing them as “a most inappropriate attempt to equate a voluntarily chosen career path with the immutable traits that give rise to protection under our civil rights laws.” The civil liberties organization has also said they are “undermining efforts to improve police-community relations while doing nothing to improve security for officers.”

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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