A 19-year-old abortion rights activist has raised greater than $460,000 for abortion entry after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) publicly focused her over her look.
“Expensive Matt, Though your intentions had been hateful, your public shaming of my look has completed nothing however profit me,” Olivia Julianna wrote in a thank you note to the congressman on Twitter. “Your hateful feedback in direction of me will fairly actually assist pay for abortion companies.”
“Lol. Get rekt,” she added.
Julianna, who lives in Miami and works with the youth-led activist group Gen-Z for Change, was singled out by Gaetz after she blasted him for misogynistic feedback he made at a right-wing scholar convention in Florida final weekend. Gaetz instructed attendees that abortion rights protesters had been unattractive and chubby and puzzled why “ladies with the least chance of getting pregnant are those most nervous about having abortions?”
Gaetz, who’s underneath federal investigation for alleged intercourse trafficking and the statutory rape of a 17-year-old lady, then tweeted an image of Julianna with the caption: “Dander raised.”
Gaetz’s assault sparked a rush of hateful and supportive messages on Julianna’s social media pages, which she utilized to drive donations to a Gen Z for Change fundraiser that gives abortion help in each U.S. state.
“In honor of Matt Gaetz publicly physique shaming me, I’ll be fundraising for the @genzforchange abortion fund,” she tweeted Monday.
The hassle was quickly approaching its $500,000 purpose by Wednesday.
“I’m a 19 12 months previous queer Latina ― and that’s why these politicians worry me,” Julianna said. “Matt Gaetz and different Republicans are coming at organizers with these infantile assaults as a result of they know ladies throughout the nation are mobilizing.”
Gaetz was reportedly amongst a minimum of 5 GOP lawmakers who requested former President Donald Trump for pardons after the Jan. 6, 2021 riot on the U.S. Capitol. He allegedly requested a blanket pardon that might cowl him for “any and all issues.”