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Upcoming Women's Convention Invited Bernie Sanders To Speak, And The Backlash Was Instant

Upcoming Women's Convention Invited Bernie Sanders To Speak, And The Backlash Was Instant
Updated 7 months ago

The Women's Convention traditionally focuses on uplifting and empowering women, particularly women of color. Because of that, it struck some people as controversial that they would invite a white male to be one of the key speakers. The white male in question, Senator Bernie Sanders, was announced as one of the speakers last week and faced some serious backlash almost immediately. 

Here's their tweet about Sanders:

People called them out right away:

Some even suggested other speakers who could easily have delivered the opening speech:

One person boiled it down to the lowest common denominator... in all caps. 

The organizers of the convention have since apologized for what they are brushing off as a misunderstanding. According to them, the event has no official keynote speaker and Bernie Sanders is merely a participant like every other speaker. They do have a featured speaker in Rep. Maxine Waters, though Sanders will deliver the first speech, a spot that is traditionally seen as they keynote and most important. 


H/T: Twitter, Time