KEY POINTS

  • Ivanka Trump is going to be a keynote speaker at CES in Las Vegas 
  • The first daughter received criticisms following her appointment
  • Ivanka Trump is not qualified for the role according to some

Ivanka Trump is once again being lambasted on social media after it was announced that she will be one of the keynote speakers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Following the announcement, Donald Trump’s daughter expressed her excitement over her upcoming gig. However, not everyone shared the same sentiments as her.

Rachel Solar, a technology commentator, called Ivanka’s appointment terrible. She also said that there are better choices out there that should have been selected.

“This is a terrible choice on so many levels but also – what an insult to the years and years of protesting how few women were invited to keynote & being told it was a pipeline problem while similarly-situated men were elevated,” she tweeted.

Critics of Ivanka showed their support for Solar by saying that the first daughter doesn’t deserve her recent appointment. After all, she has not done anything for technology.

“I totally agree! She knows very little. I’m certain there are many way better choices!” Twitter user @pemberlavoie said.

“The event should be boycotted,” Twitter user @OttLegalRebels noted.

“What is Ivanka’s role in and contribution to consumer electronics? When there are so many women who have done more in a day than she has in her lifetime!” Twitter user @wheelyweb wrote.

Meanwhile, Cindy Chin, chief executive of the consultancy CLC Advisors seconded the public’s perception regarding Ivanka’s lack of experience in the industry.

“It would be better if the background of the keynote speaker fit the industry it is serving and inspirational rather than talking heads and political. There needs to be a more systematic representation of speakers across the board and not just for keynotes,” she said.

In related news, Ivanka was also plagued with criticisms after she misspelled the word “heroes” in one of her posts on Twitter. President Trump’s daughter was accused of not knowing how to spell English words just like her stepmom, Melania Trump. Last month, the FLOTUS misspelled the word “charities.”