Model and feminist entrepreneur Karlie Kloss appears at the ‘Young Folks for Biden’ round table event.
By Juno Kelly.
In 2018, Victoria’s Secret model and feminist entrepreneur Karlie Kloss married Joshua Kushner, brother of Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared, who acts as a senior adviser to the Republican President.
Despite her ties to the Trump family, Kloss maintained her position as a staunch democrat, reiterating that her and her husband are both “proudly liberal,” even going as far as to publicly voice her support Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election. In addition, Joshua Kushner, said to be a lifelong Democrat, raised millions for an Obamacare start-up company he founded.
It was, however, a surprise, when it was announced that Kloss would be appearing at the Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s event on Thursday 3rd September, as, despite her rhetoric, which stands at the other end of the spectrum to the president’s (the model advocates for Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood, and the wearing of masks to curb the spread of COVID-19), she has never participated in a political event tied to a Trump opponent.
Kloss’s feminist ideology in particular clashes with the Trump administration’s supposedly anti-feminist rhetoric. In 2014, the model founded Kode With Klossy, an organization dedicated to tackling the gap between men and women in the technology industry. The organization’s mission statement reads, “Kode With Klossy creates learning experiences and opportunities for young women that increase their confidence and inspire them to pursue their passions in a technology driven world.”
The ‘Young Folks for Biden’ round table event, which took place yesterday, was co-hosted by Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, and was focused on empowering young women and STEAM, (a learning technique that places focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics as a way to develop critical thinking, inquiry, and dialogue skills), and how families can become involved in the upcoming election.
Kloss’s decision to support Joe Biden, despite the presumably awkward familial implications, speaks to the urgency liberals feel to get Trump out of the White House. In Kloss’s words, “I voted as a Democrat in 2016, and I plan to do the same thing in 2020.” The Trump administration is yet to comment on Kloss’s political leanings.