Heidi Klum is full of beauty and brains — and I couldn’t be happier to hear her put Donald Trump in his place, while also standing up for women everywhere against his sexist comments. Donald Trump, women are so much more than contestants in the beauty pageant of life.
In the midst of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump, 69, managed to find some time to share his thoughts on supermodel, Heidi Klum, 42, and her looks. One would think there would be bigger issues the candidate would want to use his platform for, but, alas, that clearly isn’t the case — instead, he put his sexist views on display. Not only did Heidi handle the ridiculous situation with grace and ease, quickly turning the joke back around on Trump and totally trumping his irrelevant comments in a clever way, but she also rose above and used her platform to send a positive message — something the presidential candidate should start doing. Donald Trump, you could learn a lot from women — specifically from Heidi Klum and her response. It is about time you start to follow her lead.
Heidi Klum is more than just a former Victoria’s Secret Angel. She’s an extremely hard working mother-of-four and a business mogul, who has a hand in a variety of TV projects, endorsement deals and fashion lines — to put it simply, she’s more than just a pretty, (or, to Trump, not-as-pretty), face. “I was just making light of the situation because it was kind of funny I thought, and I just thought, make it even more funny. But really, the whole entire situation about women is not really funny, you know to put a number on a woman, especially women. We juggle so many things and I feel that, you know, women who support their families, who have children, who make their lunches, drive them all over the place, work at the same time, I mean, we do so many things, so in my book, every woman is a 10,” Heidi said, so eloquently, on Access Hollywood in response to the Trump situation. “Personally, I have no idea what I have to do with the election,” she added. “Why do I come into play with this election? Like that doesn’t make sense to me to be honest with you.”
The supermodel brought up an obvious point that seems to be a given in today’s society. More and more women are juggling successful careers, raising children and managing a household. Statistics from “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project” show that women worldwide spend up to five more hours on unpaid domestic work than men.
Can we all stop pretending that Donald Trump is a viable presidential candidate? I’m not sure why he woke up one day and decided he would run, but I’m hoping he gets bored and decides to go do something else because I’m really growing tired of his comments. The fact that this man even has a platform to spew opinions weighted in ignorance is like a scene out of Idiocracy.
He’s nothing more than an ego-maniac who loves saying things for shock value and doesn’t deserve a platform. The only thing more disappointing than his bogus statements is the fact that his approval rating continues to soar within the Republican party. Well, it’s time all of the Trump supporters out there wake up — he clearly doesn’t care about the party, nor does he have their best interest at heart. If he really cared about the Republicans electing a future president of the United States of America, he would back down and let another candidate use the platform to actually run a campaign — because at the rate Trump offends large groups of voters, (like Latinos, POWs, and women), the chances of him ever winning an election are slim-to-none.
Donald Trump didn’t just offend Heidi Klum with that statement, he managed to diminish all women everywhere — and this also isn’t the first time he has made his opinions on women known. The United States is one of nine counties in the world that doesn’t provide paid maternity leave. We live in a world where women are 33% more likely than men to earn college degrees but still bring home smaller paychecks and women represent only 5% of Fourtnue 500 companies — the last thing we need to be measured on is our looks.
I don’t care how many times Trump tells The New York Times, “I find women to be amazing” — it’s about time we shed light on important women’s issues instead of their looks. To quote Hillary Clinton: “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.”