Whoopi Goldberg Sticks Up For Tiffany Trump After NYFW Snub
Iconic actress Whoopi Goldberg has spoken out to defend Tiffany Trump after she was snubbed at NYFW – and now Trump’s daughter has accepted the star’s offer to sit with her at any remaining shows.
When attending the Phillip Plein show at New York Fashion Week on Monday, Tiffany was left to sit alone at the event after magazine editors refused to take their seat next to the President’s daughter.
Christina Binkerly, a former columnist for the infamous Wall Street Journal, even posted a snap to Twitter of Tiffany sat on her own after people changed seats just so they could avoid sitting next to her.
Empty seats next to Tiffany Trump. pic.twitter.com/axvYJAFupl
— Christina Binkley (@BinkleyOnStyle) February 14, 2017
Other journalists also took to Twitter to explain why they had moved away from Tiffany.
Since the controversial incident, Goldberg has defended the 23-year old and said she will sit with her at the upcoming fashion shows.
Talking on her daytime talk show The View, Whoopi said,
You know what, Tiffany, I’m supposed to go to a couple more shows. 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!
And it seems the 61-year old’s kind and supportive words have reached Donald Trump’s daughter, as she has since tweeted to say thank you to the Oscar-winning actress.
Even though Whoopi has been very outspoken about how much she disagrees with the newly elected Trump and his political beliefs, she still doesn’t think it’s fair that people took it out in his daughter, especially during fashion week.
This girl is looking at fashion… I just thought it was mean.
Phillip Plein, the fashion designer himself, also defended the President’s daughter, saying, ‘Tiffany Trump is not a politician, she’s a teenager.’
It hasn’t all been doom and gloom at NYFW for Miss Trump though.
On Wednesday she was photographed at the Vivienne Tam show sat with her close friend and fashion designer Reya Benitez, along with another woman who seemed happy to chat to Tiffany throughout.