Teen uses encounter with Gaetz to raise money for abortion fund


Typically issues are stated unintentionally that may harm emotions or trigger hurt however typically issues are supposed to just do that.

On the Turning Level USA Scholar Motion Summit in Tampa, Florida, congressman Matt Gaetz made feedback that primarily physique shamed a whole demographic of individuals. His feedback did not go unnoticed as they made the rounds of social media. Olivia Julianna, 19, determined to make a witty response to his remarks on Twitter earlier than Gaetz took her profile image and shared it in what seems to be an effort to disgrace the teenager’s look.

Now, nobody can totally say whether or not Gaetz supposed to trigger hurt along with his speech or his tweet till he decides to make clear his reasoning. But it surely certain appears Julianna’s sassy response ruffled his feathers a bit. The teenager made it clear that she wouldn’t tolerate physique shaming by writing, “Its come to my consideration that Matt Gaetz — alleged pedophile — has stated that it’s at all times the ‘odious… 5’2 350 pound’ ladies that ‘no one desires to impregnate’ who rally for abortion,” the tweet learn. “I’m really 5’11. 6’4 in heels. I put on them so the small males like you’re reminded of your home.”

Gaetz is at present being federally investigated for intercourse trafficking. The congressman denies these claims and has at present not been charged with against the law.

Julianna let the world know in no unsure phrases that kind of habits wasn’t OK. Given Gaetz’s unique feedback about abortion rights activists wanting “like a thumb” and saying, “they’re like 5’2″, 350 kilos,” it is no shock he got here proper again on the teen by sharing her profile image to his 1.6 million followers. He captioned the image with, “Dander raised,” which based on Merriam-Webster means “to turn out to be offended.”

The trade did not finish there. As an alternative of backing down after the politician publicly uncovered her picture to greater than one million individuals, Julianna noticed a chance. After the short tiff, the teenager used the elevated consideration to fundraise for the Gen-Z for Selection Fund, which distributes cash to 50 completely different abortion funds throughout America. Julianna advised Immediately that tweeting in regards to the fund, which included a hyperlink, has since raised $168,000. She advised Immediately, “I wished to focus on the optimistic work that I am doing from this very destructive sphere that I have been positioned in.”

Congressman Gaetz appears to be going out of his technique to make others upset. Even Mike Pence’s chief of employees, Marc Quick, got here out swinging, metaphorically after all in an unexpectedly sturdy assertion on CNN. Within the clip he implies that Gaetz shall be unable to vote within the election because of him being incarcerated by the point November rolls round.

Julianna is the one popping out on prime on this state of affairs by utilizing it to fundraise for a trigger that’s necessary to hundreds of thousands of individuals. I am undecided what the long run holds for this teen however one thing tells me she’s somebody we must be on the look out for sooner or later. She’s a pressure.

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