After being fired as the inaugural speaker at Wichita State University, Ivanka Trump took to Twitter Friday evening to invoke the cancellation culture.
“Our nation’s campuses should be the bastion of free speech. Abolition of culture and discrimination of vision are contrary to academia,” She said. “Listening to each other is more important now than ever before!”
The president’s daughter and a senior White House adviser released a video of the comments she was planning to give.
“I know that all these talented graduates will dream big and want to make the world a better place!” She said.
Ivanka University was sacked following an online student protest over President Trump’s response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last week.
“Ivanka Trump represents her father’s administration as one of her closest advisers,” Jennifer Ray, Associate Professor of Photo Media Said in a letter Posted online, it drew hundreds of signatures from students, alumni and faculty. “For many Americans, that administration represents the worst of our country, especially in its recent actions against those who quietly protest against the brutality of racist police.”
A joint statement by Wichita State President Dr. J. Golden and WSU Technology Leader Dr. Sheri Utash provides no explanation for why he was fired.
“WSU technology startups are focused on students – especially student voices,” they said.