The former talk show host turned liberal analyst got a big dose of backlash on Twitter after noting how Senator Patty Murray was always frowning.
Rosie was swiftly on the receiving end of much lib-splaining about micro-aggressions.
O’Donnell, famous for her long-running feud with President Donald Trump, quickly had her privilege checked by her own audience of rabid feminists furious over the presumption that woman must smile.
who is that woman and why is she always frowning pic.twitter.com/rKywMfsnwC
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 22, 2018
Publications, such as the Atlantic, have posted detailed articles chronicling the torment feminists say they feel when being told they should smile more, even asking their readers to “…share your own story and reflections” via Twitter. One woman complained:
“I work in a male-dominated environment with a high percentage of former military. About once a month I encounter some dummy in the hallway who says “Smile!”—always a man, and most of the time far below me in station.
Ugh! I don’t have to smile; I’m at work. I have a lot of stuff to do!”
The faux pas from O’Donnell prompted the feminist community to respond unfavorably to the former K-Mart spokeswoman.
That is Patty Murray and she's a United States Senator. Smiling is not a requirement for her job (or for any woman, for that matter). https://t.co/5lyvq3dbB1
— Bhavisha Patel (@BhavishaPatel) January 22, 2018
You owe her an apology for that ignorant and sexist comment. Patty Murray is an outstanding Senator.
— Davis Bae (@criticaldegree) January 23, 2018
Why not just go with "you're a lot prettier when you smile" …one of my favorite insults when I'm just sitting there staying engaged in important business. Real swift Rosie, you sound like one of the guys.
— Anne Manning-Martin (@PeabodyAM) January 22, 2018
She's U.S. Senator Patty Murray and is the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic Leadership. I don't think Senators are required to smile. https://t.co/qoZwx6WtnN
— John Tierney (@jtierney6) January 22, 2018
Rosie O’Donnell answered by acknowledging she had “no idea” that Murray, the Democratic Party’s third-ranking member of the Senate, was even a senator.
Then, O’Donnell scampered to make amends with the Left, and alleged she donated to Senator Murray as an act of contrition. O’Donnell then posted a series of tweets claiming she donated to other female members of Congress.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 23, 2018
Rosie O’Donnell’s band of feminist followers also sent her instructional videos for re-education on the sexist nature of questioning the gloomy disposition of woman.
Go ahead, Rosie. Share your big smile with the entire world.
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