Women are reportedly boycotting Ivanka Trump’s clothing line — and the stores that carry it — because of her father’s sexual assault allegations.
According to Cosmopolitan, a woman suffered “triggering traumatic flashbacks to physical abuse she’d suffered in the past” when she looked at the tag on a blouse and saw it said “Ivanka Trump.” She said it reminded her of when she was groped. (RELATED: What Ivanka Trump Told The Republican National Convention About Her Father)
“That is what ‘Trump’ means to me,” Lindsey Ledford said. “It doesn’t matter if Ivanka’s name is in front of it, or Donald’s.”
Cosmo also reports that another woman, Shannon Coulter, called on her Twitter followers to boycott Ivanka because “she campaigns for her father.”
“Not enough to not buy Ivanka’s collection,” Coulter said. “She campaigns for him. We should avoid stores that carry it.”
“[Women] were ready to give Ivanka a pass because she’s his daughter and it’s hard to be objective about your dad,” Coulter told the magazine.
“But the Trump tape just sent people over the edge. I think [women] took particular offense, as I did, to the fact that Ivanka tries to make feminism a part of her brand but is standing by, as an official campaign surrogate, a guy who is an alleged serial sexual assaulter of women. The disconnect was too big. And they were ready to speak up about it and flex their consumer power about it.”
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) October 12, 2016
However, according to a Forbes report published in July, Ivanka’s brand is doing just fine. The Republican nominee’s daughter had over $100 million in revenue in the last fiscal year — up 37 percent from the previous year, a brand spokesman said.
“Over the past year many more women have discovered and become loyal to the brand, leading us to experience a significant year over year revenue growth,” Abigail Klem, chief brand officer through the representative, said.
Her sales have also increased by $11.8 million in the last six months. (RELATED: This Is Ivanka Trump’s Secret Service Name)