Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of President Donald Trump, was shunned by fellow New York Fashion Week attendees.
Before designer Philipp Plein's show began on Feb. 13, two women who were seated next to Tiffany avoided being in photos with her and eventually moved seats. Tiffany is reportedly unhappy about the negative attention the incident received, a source who knows the 23-year-old told People.
“Tiffany really does care about what people think about her,” the source said.
Former Wall Street Journal columnist Christina Binkley shared photos of the empty seats next to Tiffany to Twitter on Feb. 13.
"Nobody wants to sit next to Tiffany Trump at Philipp Plein, so they moved and the seats by her are empty," she wrote in one tweet with a side-profile image of Tiffany at the show.
A senior fashion editor at Elle tweeted that the show started late because of chaotic seating changes, according to People. Editors reportedly fled so they would not have to sit next to Tiffany.
Binkley told People that after the women left the seats, they remained empty for two minutes or less and that Tiffany did not appear to be aware of the vacancies.
“She was surrounded by photographers, and the two women who moved were leaning away," she said. "They clearly didn’t want to be in those photographs."
Plein was not happy about how Tiffany was treated.
"Tiffany Trump is not a politician, she's a teenager," he told TMZ.
"I just think it's not right to judge or to treat someone not with respect because she or he is the daughter or son of somebody people might not like," Plein added. "I think that's so bad."
He did not invite Tiffany to the show, but accepted a request from her public relations office when they asked if she could attend.
Given that the U.S. is a free country, Plein believes anyone who wants to attend his show should be allowed.
On "The View," Whoopi Goldberg, who is not a supporter of the president, said on Feb. 15 that Tiffany was treated meanly and that she would sit with her at future shows.
“...Tiffany, I’m supposed to go to a couple more shows," Goldberg said, according to People. "I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m coming to sit with you because nobody’s talking politics. You’re looking at fashion! She doesn’t want to talk about her dad! She’s looking at the fashion!”
Tiffany accepted her offer via Twitter.
"Thank you [Whoopi Goldberg] I'd love to sit with you too!" she wrote on Feb. 15.