Sydney Sweeney tweeted in defense of her family photos after her Instagram post celebrating her mom’s 60th birthday sparked some backlash on social media. One of the photos from the Instagram post, which went viral on Saturday, shows Sweeney cutting cake alongside her mom, grandmother, and a man wearing a Blue Lives Matter shirt.
“No better way to celebrate my momma than a surprise hoedown,” Sweeney captioned the post. In photos posted by Sweeney’s brother, Trent, attendees of the party are also seen wearing MAGA parody hats reading “Make Sixty Great Again.” Following pushback on Instagram and Twitter in response to the photos, Sweeney tweeted, “You guys this is wild.
An innocent celebration for my moms milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions. Much love to everyone and Happy Birthday Mom!” And that’s our cue to log off!