Updated: March 11, 2017 3:40:22 pm
Amal Clooney – the human rights laywer – didn’t know that a highly eventful day for her will be reduced to something frivolous by one of the world’s leading magazines. Clooney, who also happens to be the wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney, delivered a significant speech at the UN headquarters on Thursday (February 9). In her speech, the activist spoke vocally on the serious crimes like genocide committed by the terror outfit ISIS, and also appealed to Iraq to help UN carry out an investigation into the same. Clooney was speaking on behalf of Yazidi women who escaped ISIS enslavement. The report also said that it was the second time that the lady was making an appeal to the member states to come out strongly against the atrocities caused by the terrorist organisation in the last six months.
The media covered this important event and also highlighted Clooney’s strong and relevant speech. Things were going hunky-dory until TIME did something unusual. The leading magazine, instead of underscoring Clooney’s powerful speech focused on her ‘baby bump’. The publication shared a photo of Clooney with her husband on Twitter and captioned it as ‘Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations’.
This is what TIME tweeted out:
Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations https://t.co/EvO1cIvKDu
— TIME (@TIME) March 9, 2017
The tweet soon went viral with people across the world censuring the magazine for taking such a take when Clooney gave such an important speech. While many have expressed their shock over the publication deviating from the main issue, a few even said that this incident only goes to bolster the belief that women are not taken seriously when it comes to crucial matters.
Check out how the people reacted to TIME’s tweet:
— Madhurima Mukherjee (@bulbulm) March 10, 2017
And all this time I thought Attorney Clooney was advocating for girls and soldiers who were raped/enslaved by ISIS https://t.co/Rl7Lbxq89f
— Dr Academic Batgirl (@AcademicBatgirl) March 9, 2017
— Luciana L. (@LucianaLamb) March 10, 2017
— Bill Flood (@Bill_Flood) March 9, 2017
— Christina (@cwu_bunzi) March 9, 2017
@TIME And once everyone had finished asking her if she wanted a boy or girl, she got on with all that genocide investigation stuff.
— Ross McKinnonWaddell (@Ramck001) March 9, 2017
@TIME She went to the UN to “show off her baby bump”? Shame on you. This kind of condescending attitude is why women protested yesterday.
— Thia (@Thia2) March 9, 2017
@TIME Oh good. I’m glad you focused on the important things and not like her discussing genocide and human rights and what not. 😒
— Lo Mayne (@LoMayne) March 9, 2017
@TIME Really, Time? REALLY? You DO know she’s an internationally acclaimed lawyer, not Clooney’s baby machine, right? FFS, dudebros.
— #HillaryIsMyPOTUS (@TerencePlumb) March 9, 2017
.@TIME this has to be one of the most infuriating headlines ever. You should be ashamed.
— Jessica C. (@seca1985) March 10, 2017
— Heidi Wilson (@HeidiMWilson) March 9, 2017
@TIME I can’t believe how the media has downplayed her accomplishments as a lawyer and have just made her Mrs. Clooney.
— Xan (@rebelle7fleur) March 9, 2017
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