WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 30: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) questions former FBI Director James Comey, He was appearing at the hearing of Senate Judiciary Committee, September 30, 2020, in Washington DC. Comey testified in the probe of Russian interference in 2016’s election. (Photo by Ken Cedeno–Pool/Getty Images).
Getty Images Social media is full of ridicule and controversy for Senator Ted Cruz (Republican from Texas). Last year, Ted Cruz was famously criticized for using social media to criticize his Cancun trip. However, this week Cruz’s daughter Caroline was in the spotlight when she apparently took aim at her dad’s conservative views in TikTok’s video.
Caroline Cruz, who stated that she does not agree with many of her father’s far-right views, even took the liberty to say her parents had digitally altered a photograph from her family’s Christmas card in order to make Caroline’s clothing more conservative.
The media outlet promoted the story by posting a Twitter link to the story with the caption “Ted Cruz’s teenage daughter comes out as bisexual” implying Ms. Cruz had at most suggested this fact in her TikTok video.
For the record, Caroline Cruz is just 13-years-old – and the story from LGTQNation actually reported, “But after the video went viral, users noticed that she also included her pronouns and described herself as ‘bi’ in the profile.”
It was added that “A screenshot taken from a discussion thread shows someone asking whether her bisexuality is something she believes in.” [Ted Cruz]She would be able to talk about it if she wanted.
‘I haven’t told him yet, I’m kinda nervous tbh but I don’t think he would be mad about it.'”
Despite her age – not to mention the fact that it seems that the teenager hasn’t actually gone public in disclosing her sexuality – she was suddenly the subject of the conversation on social media.
Ted Cruz’s teenage daughter, “She’s 13,” is trending on TikTok. Cancun Ted decides to be a liberal, and loves/accepts his daughter as she is. Or does he choose to reject her and declare that she is a sinner.” Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) wrote.
Others have also argued she should not be subject to such scrutiny as a minor, regardless of her father’s identity.
Cabot Phillips, Daily Wire reporter and Podcaster (@cabot_philipps), felt Caroline Cruz didn’t merit such wide attention even though she was the one who uploaded the video. He wrote, “The people who claimed stories about Obama’s college-aged son were inappropriate now report on Ted Cruz’s thirteen year old daughter.”
Ted Cruz’s thirteen-year old daughter. It is an act of ethical malfeasance on the part the media, and it amounts to exploitation. This must stop. Stop this. Daily Mail Former co-host and columnist for The View Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain)
Conservative author J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) also shared this sentiment and wrote, “This behavior is absolutely vile.” Cruz’s 13-year-old daughter is now. You can leave her alone with her family.
I hate Ted Cruz. But Ted Cruz’s daughter, 13 years old, isn’t in an elected position and her TikTok posts about teenage things are not of concern to the public. She must be allowed to her own devices,” tweeted Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic).
In politics, families of elected officials used to be outlawed. Evidently, that’s not the case for 2022.
Susan Campbell, University of New Haven advisor and distinguished lecturer, said, “I wish journalists would follow the time-honored custom of leaving politicians’ children out of the mixture, regardless of how many children might try to push into the mix.” The Charger Bulletin.
Campbell said, “Look at all the attention paid to Claudia Conway.” “I understand the desire to focus on children who don’t agree with their parent’s politics – in the case of Ms. Cruz and her father – but is it entirely fair to dog a 13-year old?”
Another way to describe the tweet of LGBTQNation.com is clickbait.
Campbell said, “I’m bothered by the fact that news outlets run a story on her orientation.” Is this true? It’s not something I can find many good resources for. It doesn’t matter if the claim is true. No. It’s not true, however let a thirteen-year-old have her privacy.”
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