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TIME probably shouldn’t have published this tweet on Amal Clooney’s baby bump
Photo via magicinfoto/Shutterstock (Licensed)
Readers weren’t so into her ‘chic pregnancy look.’
Don’t you just hate it when you appear before the United Nations to ask them to investigate allegations of genocide by ISIS, but all anyone else can talk about is your baby bump?
Amal Clooney might not necessarily have a problem with it, but TIME Magazine readers definitely did.
On Thursday the publication shared a tweet for a story on Clooney’s appearance at the UN with the focus of the article Clooney’s baby bump.
“Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations,” the tweet reads. The article, filed under the “relationships” section, sports the more exciting headline: “Amal Clooney Rocks the Baby Bump Ahead of U.N. Speech.”
Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations https://t.co/0Vkr8aad1D
— TIME (@TIME) March 10, 2017
It’s quite the interesting take—this human rights lawyer who interviewed young girls who were raped and enslaved by ISIS wants to UN to investigate these crimes appropriately, but STARE IN AWE OF HER BABY BUMP!
Twitter was none too pleased at the tweet and fired back at the publication’s inability to take Clooney’s work seriously.
@TIME she was talking about sexual slavery and Isis.
— Sophia Cannon (@SophiaCannon) March 10, 2017
@TIME delete your account
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) March 10, 2017
@TIME You gotta be so embarrassed for this. She is a world-renowned human rights lawyer.
— Kayla Tanenbaum (@KaylaTanenbaum) March 10, 2017
@TIME I mean, would you have said, 'Barack Obama shows off his toned body at conference on Constitutional Law?' I rather think not. 3/3
— ravenwolf68 (@ravenwolf68) March 10, 2017
@TIME seriously? She was at UN giving speech about genocide not "showing off her baby bump". Get your shit together
— emmalu (@emmalu) March 10, 2017
I am shocked and deeply dismayed by this headline. So you're People Magazine now? For shame! 😡
— Patte Packey (@peapackey) March 10, 2017
For what it’s worth, the article makes it clear that this post originally appeared on People.com.
Does that make the angle any less disappointing? Probably not.
Update 11:15am CT, March 10: TIME notified the Daily Dot that the headline of the Amal Clooney article has been updated to read, “Amal Clooney Addresses United Nations on ISIS.” The headline of the article on People.com reads, “Amal Clooney Rock the Baby Bum on International Women’s Day Ahead of U.N. Speech.”
Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.