In a sign of the times, the Girl Scouts of America was repeatedly and viciously attacked on Facebook and Twitter for social media posts congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett for her appointment to the United States Supreme Court by President Donald Trump. Those attacks resulted in the Girl Scouts deleting the congratulatory social media posts. The following three tweets succinctly document what happened.
Here is a copy of the original congratulatory post saved by a reporter.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 28, 2020
Here is just one example of the criticism aimed at the Girl Scouts. In this case it’s from a Democrat Congresswoman from Massachusetts. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of similar messages (many far worse) aimed at the Girl Scouts.
.@AyannaPressley challenging @girlscouts accountable that I guess they got scared and deleted their tweet. Just because a woman is elected to the highest court in the land doesn’t mean feminists have to support her, when that woman is a danger to people everywhere. pic.twitter.com/RMECUpb7wm
— Kristen (@KristenAbigail) October 28, 2020
The attacks were so mean-spirited and relentless that they resulted in the Girl Scouts removing the posts from Facebook and Twitter and replacing them with the following apology.
Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post.
— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) October 28, 2020
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