To Kendall Jenner, the Women’s March was a historic event that she wishes she could’ve been a part of, but while she regrets not being able to attend, she still took to Twitter to express her support for the movement.
The 21-year-old model posted a protest photo on her Instagram Sunday, showing a few protest signs brandished to show support for the Women’s March movement, Entertainment Weekly reported. One sign reads, “We will not be voted into the closet, and another reads, “Love trumps hate.” The most prominent sign was longer, not to mention more powerful, which read as: “To all the little girls watching right now: Never doubt that you are valuable & powerful & deserving of every chance in the world.”
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“I wish I could have been a part of this amazing history. Beyond proud,” Jenner captioned the photo.
Women’s March was staged on Saturday, a day following Donald Trump’s inauguration as 45th president of the United States. The movement’s aim is to to send a clear message to the new U.S. president that “women’s rights are human rights.”
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On top of the protest staged in Washington, D.C., Women’s March rallies were also held in every U.S. state and in many major cities around the world, such as Paris, London, Cairo, Sydney, Tokyo and Dubai.
Many notable celebrities have attended the protests, including Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron, and more.
Unfortunately, Kendall Jenner couldn’t be one of them.
According to People, Jenner was running the runways of Paris Fashion Week, and was seen walking with her friends towards the L’Avenue restaurant. The 21-year-old reality star made heads turn wearing a see-through top with no bra.
Kendall’s sister, Kim Kardashian West, also took to Instagram to post the same photo. Kanye West’s wife commended all of those who attended the march.
“So proud of the women & men who stood up for what is right & are determined to make this world a better place for our children,” Kim captioned the photo.”Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
It is unclear whether Kardashian had attended the Women’s March rally, but her assistant Stephanie Sheperd shared numerous photo taken at the march in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift is another high-profile celebrity who wasn’t able to attend Women’s March. Like Jenner, the “Blank Space” singer expressed her support and solidarity with the movement by using the social media platform, Twitter.
“So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I’m proud to be a woman today, and every day.
#WomensMarch,” Swift tweets.
Swift’s #WomensMarch tweet met with some backlash, however, as some netizens called the singer out for white feminism, which is a brand hurled at white women who identify themselves as feminists only when it’s beneficial to them.
— TJHTaylorS (@TJHTaylorS) January 22, 2017
Another pointed out that Swift should’ve declared her support for Hillary Clinton if she were really a feminist.
If you were really for feminism you would have spoken up against Donald Trump instead of just saying to vote on Election Day @taylorswift13
— alyssa (@SOLONIALLRlSE) January 21, 2017
Saturday’s Women’s March started things off with a speech from from actress and activist America Ferrera, who reminded those who’ve attended the protest why they banded together to stand against the new President.
“It’s been a heartrending time to be both a woman and an immigrant in this country,”she said. “Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack, and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday.”
“But the president is not America,” she continued. “His Cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America. And we are here to stay.”
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