Jennifer Lawrence and Sydney Sweeney’s Political Approaches Compared

Last month, Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney caused a stir when she posted a selection of photos from her mother’s 60th birthday on Instagram.

The rodeo themed party saw Sydney and her mother don cowboy hats and ride a mechanical bull, as well as line dance with other guests in the decorated barn.

“No better way to celebrate my mother than a surprise hoedown🤠,” Sydney wrote in the post at the time.

But it didn’t take long for her followers to dig a little deeper, and many were disappointed to see some pretty problematic stuff in the background of the photos.

It was soon noticed that many guests were seen wearing MAGA style hats that read, “Make 60 Great Again.”

In another photo, a male relative from Sydney appears to be wearing a “Blue Lives Matter” shirt.

Sydney had also tagged her brother, Trent, in one of the posts, and a look at his Instagram page seemed to reveal more right-wing views of the family.

In addition to a closer look at the “Make 60 Great Again” birthday hats, Trent had previously shared a photo of a baby wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat outside the White House in 2017.

“Cutestest baby ever,” he wrote in the post, which appears to have been deleted.

@sydney_sweeney Assumptions? Don’t dazzle your fans (many are probably young progressives based on the content of the show that brought you fame). Your family is clearly far right based on the blue lives matter shirts and MAGA babies.


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Sydney soon started trending on Twitter as fans expressed disappointment at her controversial political leanings, with one person tweeting at the same time, “I said I’d defend Sydney Sweeney no matter what, but I gotta get back this time because girl. ..”

I said I’d defend Sydney Sweeney no matter what, but this time I have to go back because girl…


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Another wrote: “Yes, people should be held accountable for their community with fascists, racists, etc. You feel comfortable enough to be with them and their ideas when others never would be. and if you’re white, I really don’t want to hear your opinion of Sydney Sweeney.’

yes people should be held accountable for their community with fascists, racists, etc. you are comfortable enough to be with them and their ideas when others never would be. Also, if you’re white I honestly don’t want to hear your opinion of Sydney Sweeney.


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One more said: “Sydney sweeney a daring bitch. you didn’t pick them in any way and decided to post them. it is 2022.”

sydney sweeney a daring bitch. you didn’t pick them in any way and decided to post them. it’s 2022


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And Sydney acknowledged the backlash on her own social media page, where she insisted that people were “making assumptions” and she had simply attended an “innocent” birthday party.

“You guys, this is wild,” she tweeted at the time. “An innocent celebration for my mother’s milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not intended. Please stop making assumptions. Lots of love to all and happy birthday mom!”

Guys, this is wild. An innocent celebration for my mother’s milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not intended. Please stop making assumptions. Lots of love to everyone ♥️ and happy birthday mom!


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But this response only added fuel to the fire, with many pointing out that it was not presumptuous to link MAGA hats and support for Blue Lives Matter with right-wing political leanings.

“You posted an image celebrating racism and you’re surprised you’re getting pushback?” one person tweeted. “The clothing is literally designed to make a political statement. If you agree, just say it, but don’t try to wriggle out of it.”

@sydney_sweeney You posted an image celebrating racism and you’re surprised you’re getting pushback? The clothes are literally designed to make a political statement. If you agree, just say so, but don’t try to wriggle out of it.


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“Sydney Sweeney’s response to people criticizing her klan family is WEAK AS HELLLL posing gleefully next to EVERYONE wearing political clothes and PUBLIC POSTS, family or not, seems like a statement to me,” wrote someone else.

Sydney Sweeney’s response to people criticizing her Klan family is WEAK AS HELLLL posing gleefully next to ANYONE wearing political clothes and PUTTING IT PUBLIC, family or not, seems like a statement to me


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“I’m sorry, but when people wear MAGA hats to a birthday party, it’s not ‘innocent’. They might as well be waving Confederate flags. I get it, I have a few relatives who joined the MAGA cult and I don’t talk to them anymore. You have to take a stand,” replied another.

@sydney_sweeney I’m sorry, but when people wear MAGA hats to a birthday party, it’s not ‘innocent’. They might as well be waving Confederate flags. I get it – I have a few relatives who have joined the MAGA cult, & I don’t talk to them anymore. You have to take a stand.


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And this was a sentiment echoed by many, arguing that Sydney must either agree with her family’s political views or use her privilege to remain apolitical.

“As a half-white person who took out her entire conservative family when she was an adult, and hasn’t seen them in over a decade, it’s white privilege to keep communicating with conservative relatives if you can take them out,” he says. one person wrote.

@BariAWilliams @crastle13 @sydney_sweeney as a half white person who took out her entire conservative family when she was an adult, and hasn’t seen them in over a decade, and continues to hang out with conservative relatives if you can take them out is white privilege


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“Peak white privilege is not being concerned about ‘politically disagreeing’ with someone because your life is not at stake,” another tweeted.

@carterchapman @angem9on @sydney_sweeney peak white privilege is not being concerned if you “politically disagree” with someone because your life is not at stake


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But others argued it wasn’t so simple, with one person writing: “If the politics of Sydney Sweeney’s parents shock you, you’ll be quite disappointed to discover the politics of most white parents, but especially the famous ones.” .”

if the politics of sydney sweeney’s parents shocks you, you will be quite disappointed to discover the politics of most white parents, but especially the famous


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Someone else echoed: “You don’t all cancel Sydney Sweeney. Do you think she will stop talking to her family because they have different opinions on the political level??? Oh God.”

you are not canceling Sydney Sweeney. Do you think she will stop talking to her family because they have different opinions on the political level??? Oh God


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Someone else agreed: “Seriously bro, leave Sydney sweeney alone. What do you want her to do, cut her family off from her life? So ridiculous.”

Seriously bro, leave Sydney sweeney alone. What do you want her to do, cut her family off from her life? so ridiculous


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But another celebrity revealed this week that they’ve done just that, with Jennifer Lawrence candid about her decision to distance herself from her Republican relatives in a new interview with Vogue.

In the profile, the actor spoke openly about growing up in a conservative home and thinking she was a Republican until she was 16. She said she always thought being a Republican meant, “Why should I pay taxes for your haughty lifestyle?” but as she got older, she developed a deeper political understanding.

“Nobody likes to see half of their paycheck disappear, but I thought it made sense,” Jennifer said. “Yes, for the greater good, I think it makes sense.”

She then revealed that the 2016 election caused a rift between her and family members in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky — including her father.

And despite her efforts to “overcome” their political differences, especially since the birth of her son earlier this year, Jennifer admitted that she believes the situation in the United States is “too dire” to agree to disagree. to be.

“I have worked so hard for the past five years to forgive and try to understand my father and my family: It is different. The information they get is different. Their life is different‘ she told Vogue.

“I’ve tried to get over it, but I really can’t. I can’t,” she continued. “I’m sorry I just let go, but I can’t fuck with people who are no longer political. You live in the United States of America. You have to be political. It’s too bad. Politics is killing people.”

People immediately emphasized the stark difference between Sydney and Jennifer’s approach to politics and praised the latter for taking action.

One user responded to the profile on a Reddit thread, writing, “My first thought was absolutely, anyone who said Sydney Sweeney can’t be expected to distance herself from her family’s politics should read this article.”

“I really like that she got into the politics of it all and really discussed the tension with her Republican relatives (especially so soon after the Sydney Sweeney controversy),” another agreed. Another commented, “Good of her for not trying to hide from or make excuses about her Republican background.”

“Too bad Sydney Sweeney isn’t like Jennifer Lawrence,” another tweeted. Another echoed: “Jennifer Lawrence taking a stand against her Republican family. Sydney Sweeney could never do that.”


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Others felt Sydney’s publicist should take note, writing, “I honestly wonder if Sydney Sweeney’s PR team will model their approach on a similar one after reading Jennifer’s interview, especially as Sydney’s first attempt at the to correct the situation so miserably failed.”

“I don’t know if Sydney has that carelessness and openness to get rid of the ‘frustration’ Jennifer really seems to have when she talks about her family,” they added.

But it was argued that it is not even known whether Sydney does indeed disagree with her relatives’ political views, with one person pointing out: “We also have … to be honest … don’t know what the views are.” being from Sydney… There is nothing about her behavior to indicate that she disagrees.”

“Even if Sydney disagrees with her family members, she’s clearly not nearly as politically engaged as Jennifer, so there’s no real way to make that approach work for her,” someone else replied. “But it’s not clear that she disagrees with her family in the first place — she’s been very quiet about her politics.”

Sydney has not responded to the discourse beyond that one tweet and has instead posted photos to her Instagram page from her time at the Venice Film Festival.