Sydney Sweeney, well-known for her role as Cassie in Euphoria, was dragged into a controversy that arose at her mother’s 60th birthday party. The 25-year-old star shared the photos and videos from the party the next day on Instagram. However, her innocent action was what landed her in such a fix.
Despite her taking charge and addressing the issue on Twitter, her actions bore no fruit. Knowing the people on the internet would not take a step back, the Euphoria actress gave up on her attempts to appease them.
An insight into the controversy about Sydney Sweeny
While all Sweeney wished for was a pleasant party for her beloved mother’s special day, the online backlash on her Instagram post wasn’t what she dreamed of. The root of the controversy was revealed to be a “Blue Lives Matter” shirt worn by an unidentified man in her photos. Blue Lives Matter is a pro-law enforcement counter to Black Lives Matter which in a way mocks the Black Lives Matter movement.
Exhausted from the criticism she was receiving, the Madame Web star posted a tweet slamming the audience for turning an innocent celebration into an absurd political statement.
You guys this is wild. An innocent celebration for my moms milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions. Much love to everyone ♥️ and Happy Birthday Mom!
— Sydney Sweeney (@sydney_sweeney) August 27, 2022
But it did not seem to help as the netizens weren’t silenced and went on to criticize her effort to quiet down the matter.
Sydney Sweeney responds to fan criticism
The Emmy-nominated actress has never held back on expressing love for her family, one of the examples being the party she threw for her mother’s 60th birthday.
“I wouldn’t have been able to pursue my dreams without her supporting that decision. I was 12, 13 years old and my mom and dad gave up everything that they knew for me to be able to pursue my dreams. We lost friends, we lost our house, we lost everything in pursuit of it.”
The Clementine actress was nothing but patient while dealing with the criticism she received. Instead, one of her previous tweets even stood in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
we need to do better. the hate in this world needs to end. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/vAflcIVEgC
— Sydney Sweeney (@sydney_sweeney) May 31, 2020
So when her efforts went into vain, Sweeney decided to take a step back from the conversation that would no one no good.
“Honestly I feel like nothing I say can help the conversation,” she says. “It’s been turning into a wildfire and nothing I can say will take it back to the correct track.”
It is still a question if her recent comments would calm the criticism towards her or not.