Most of Hollywood is very unhappy that Donald Trump is now President of the United States.
It’s true. See what a significant number of celebrities had to say about Trump being sworn in to office on Friday NOW.
But Julie Bowen is under particular fire from the social media community for the way in which she went about making her anti-Trump feelings known.
The Modern Family actress live-blogged the inauguration, focusing a great deal of her commentary on Barron Trump, the 10-year old son of Donald and Melania.
She didn’t insult the child or anything. Not really.
But many followers still thought Bowen was out of bounds in even bringing Barron into the picture.
“I think Barron is on his Gameboy. Can’t say I can blame him,” Bowen wrote as a caption to the following image.
She sort of invited confused criticism with this quip.
Wrote one critic quickly after the photo went live: “Gameboy…..is he at the 1988 inauguration?”
And this was one of the more tame responses Bowen received for her posts.
“Barron, a voting majority shares your horror. #barronforpresident,” Bowen captioned the next picture, implying that Barron was disgusted his father is now Commander-in-Chief.
“He is a 10-year old boy. Lay off him,” shot back a commenter, while another added:
“What is your problem? Are you an adult? You should feel ashamed bashing a child! Would you like it if someone was talking shit about your boys? Grow up!!”
From there, Bowen continued to hint that Barron is ashamed of his dad.
“When your dad is boppin’ his head to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. #dadshame #barronforpresident,” she wrote.
Cue the backlash!
“Eww don’t make fun of a child! You’re no better than him for doing this,” penned a follower.
Another expounded on the critiques offered above, penning a pretty long reply to Bowen that reads:
“It takes a big woman to make a fun of a child. If you don’t support Trump, why post anything at all, especially, his innocent child. I guess that makes you feel good about yourself. I wonder how you would feel if someone starting putting your kids out there and make fun of them???
“I’m done with you, UNFOLLOW and not watching anymore. You shame me coming from Maryland.”
Lastly, Bowen shared the snapshot below and wrote: “Hey @CNN! Don’t box the Barron!”
We’ll just rundown a handful of the more pointed comments left on Bowen’s page in response to this line of joking and insulting:
And done with self-centered celebrities that think it’s okay to have the “wit” to make fun of a 10 year old.
I will officially stop watching your show. No matter who you voted for it is what it is and time to quit bitching and come together as a country for the greater good. But to call out a ten year old boy on social media is a new low.
I cant believe @itsjuliebowen posted this! disgraceful!!!! You just lost a fan. Go back living in the world of Hollywood… Unbelievable!
Karmas a BITCH just like you. Mocking a child, you’re PATHETIC.
You are hateful Julie. All of my friends have unfollowed you today. As a mother, how cruel of you to pick apart a 10 year old child.
Was Bowen really slamming Barron at all with any of these comments?
Does it matter? Should she refrained from mentioning him at all, given his age?
“I love that Barron is a kid being a kid,” she wrote in her defense after the criticism continued last night.
“My kids would be a horror show at a public event! Just trying to keep it light.”