I remember a time when the Scout troops were a respected organization.
Both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts learn patriotism and life skills.
Apparently, that respect is gone.
The official Girl Scout Twitter posted a picture congratulating the new female Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barett.
Instead of support and praise, they were attacked.
House Rep. Ayanna Pressley tweeted this shortly after the image went up:
Other well-known critics included CNN analyst Asha Rangappa and actress Amber Tamblyn.
After the backlash, Girl Scouts deleted the tweet.
There should be celebration from both sides about her selection, not attacks.
Fox had more to say about it, take a look:
Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post…. Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.”
The retreat by the Girl Scouts was quickly assailed by many of Barrett’s conservative supporters.
“Of course the @girlscouts caved to the mob and deleted this tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett. SAD,” tweeted the Independent Women’s Forum.
“This is pathetic,” TV personality Megyn Kelly tweeted to the Girl Scouts. “It’s not ‘partisan’ to generically congratulate the 5th woman ever to join the High Court. It’s patriotic. Taking your tweet down (asterisk)is(asterisk) partisan, however, and a real disappointment.”
There was no immediate reply from the Girl Scouts’ media spokeswoman to an Associated Press request for additional comment and for any details on whether Barrett had been in the Girl Scouts.
Newsweek had more comments about the incident.
The post was quickly attacked by critics who view Barrett, a conservative, as a potential threat to civil liberties and women’s rights.
“What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice?” tweeted U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.
Actor Amber Tamblyn tweeted that the Girl Scouts’ post is “really disappointing and won’t age well when access to safe abortion and the healthcare needs of millions of women and girls is gutted in this country because of Barrett’s addition to the court.”
Actor Zach Braff was among numerous people who tweeted about seeking alternatives to Girl Scout cookies due to disenchantment with the Barrett posting.
“(asterisk)Googles ‘How do you make your own thin mints,’” Braff tweeted.
As the online criticism mounted, the Girl Scouts deleted their original tweet and posted a new statement.
What a shame.
So much for supporting women.