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Ivanka Condemned For Praising Oprah's Speech (Photos)

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First daughter Ivanka Trump took to Twitter on Jan. 8 to voice her approval of television personality Oprah Winfrey's rousing Golden Globes speech.

Winfrey's feminist speech, which promised young women viewers that "a new day is on the horizon," stole the show at the Jan. 7 awards ceremony, the Daily Mail notes.

The first daughter tweeted: "Just saw Oprah's empowering & inspiring speech at last night's GoldenGlobes. Let's all come together, women & men, & say TIMESUP! United."

The TIME'S UP movement "is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere," as defined by the organization's website. "From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live."

The movement's name is summed up with the declaration: "The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it."

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At the Golden Globes, Winfrey and most of the female celebrities in attendance wore black to show their TIME'S UP solidarity.

Ivanka Trump's tweet was not well received, however, considering that at least 19 women have accused her father, President Donald Trump, of sexual misconduct, notes the Daily Mail.

"She was talking about your dad this is embarrassing," one user wrote to her. 

Another was far less tactful: "Honestly Ivanka, it took a staggering level of heinous idiocy for you to post this."

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"If that inspired you then you should also check out what your dad said on a bus in 2005," added Tony Posnanski.

Outspoken actress Alyssa Milano had a practical response: "Great! You can make a lofty donation to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund that is available to support your father's accusers."

Chrissy Teigen, reacting to the first daughter as if she were a contagion, simply said, "'ew go away."

At the Golden Globes, Winfrey was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is "a special, prestigious award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment," according to the Golden Globe website.

"It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award," she said in her acceptance speech, referring to the time when black actor Sydney Poitier accepted his DeMille Award. "It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them."

She went on to make an impassioned plea for equality: 

I want all the girls watching here to know that a new day is on the horizon. When that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'Me too' again.

Winfrey's speech has rekindled interest in her as a potential Democratic Party nominee for president in 2020, which makes Ivanka Trump's supportive tweet rather ironic.

As the Daily Mail headline put it: "Is that an endorsement?"

Sources: Daily Mail, TIME'S UP, Golden Globes / Featured Image: Bill Ebbeson/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Ivanka Trump and Alyssa Milano/Twitter via Daily Mail

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