Target: Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Nominee
Goal: Demand Donald Trump publicly apologize for his sexist slams against Alicia Machado.
Donald Trump’s slams against Miss Universe 1996 brought up the sex tape she allegedly made in the past, as well as accusing opponent Hillary Clinton of granting Machado United States citizenship just so she could vote for Clinton. This is yet another example of Trump’s transparent biases against the female gender, reeking of both slut-shaming and racism. Trump also reportedly insulted Machado’s body, calling her “Miss Piggy” after she gained a bit of weight.
This is not the first time Trump has insulted the beauty queen, either. When she announced her intentions to be an actress once her reign as Miss Universe was over, he told her she was “too fat” and that nobody wanted a fat girl on a TV show. Machado was then accused of fabricating the smear campaign as an act of self-promotion.
Trump must be held accountable for his reported cruelty towards Machado. It has already been proven that he is cruel, selfish and holds prejudices against far too many people for him to be an effective leader, and we cannot allow him to keep saying such harmful things. Sign this petition to demand Donald Trump apologize to Alicia Machado for publicly shaming her.
Dear Mr. Trump,
You slung some cruel and sexist insults at Alicia Machado, former Miss Universe, as part of a smear campaign against her due to her supposed past sex tape as well as part of an indirect attack on your opponent Hillary Clinton. This is not the first time you have insulted Machado, and is another entry on your long list of insults of women, Jews, blacks and other minorities. In addition, you have gone on record with many fat-shaming comments about both women and men alike.
You do not have the right to forcibly expose Machado’s past deeds, no matter how “dirty” you think they are, or to insult her body. Nor do you have the right to claim Clinton only helped her obtain United States citizenship just to get another vote. I demand you publicly apologize to Machado for your nasty remarks.
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