The heat is on. When Sydney Sweeney posted about planning a surprise party for her mom Lisa Mudd Sweeney’s 60th birthday, she didn’t expect political backlash. “Guys, this is crazy. “I didn’t mean for my mom’s 60th birthday party to turn into a crazy political statement, but that’s what happened,” the Euphoria star, who is 24 years old, wrote on Twitter on Saturday, August 27. “Please stop assuming things. Happy Birthday, Mom, and lots of love to everyone!”
Sydney sent out pictures of the party early on Saturday. “No better way to celebrate my momma than a surprise hoedown,” she wrote in the caption of the Instagram post, which showed her with her mom, grandma, and a man wearing a Blue Lives Matter flag on his T-shirt. On her Instagram Story, the White Lotus star posted more photos of line dancing, embroidered denim jackets, and a rodeo-themed cake.
However, she didn’t post any photos of party guests wearing red MAGA hats. The caps didn’t support Donald Trump; instead, they said “Make 60 Great Again,” which was a reference to Lisa’s birthday. Fans found the photos on her brother Trent Sweeney’s Instagram and thought that Sydney avoided the parody hat photos on purpose.
Someone asked on Twitter, “WHERE WERE SYDNEY SWEENEY’S FAMILY MEMBERS ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 6, 2021?” “We’re really going to see Sydney Sweeney go down. I know her team is going crazy right now,” someone else tweeted. Some fans pointed out that the political views of Sydney’s family don’t say anything about her own views.
“Has anyone thought that it’s possible that Sydney Sweeney strongly disagrees with her parent’s political views, like a huge number of Millennials and Gen Z?” Added another. “She doesn’t have to agree with what her family thinks anymore than you do. Don’t bother her.
“The actress who used to be on “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been honest about what her family had to give up for her career. In July, Sydney shared a video of herself crying on the phone with her mother about being nominated for an Emmy.
“Without her support, I wouldn’t have been able to follow my dreams,” she told the Los Angeles Times earlier this month when talking about the clip. “When I was 12, 13, my parents gave up everything they knew so that I could follow my dreams. We lost friends, our house, and everything else in the search for it.” She went on, “I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t come from a rich family. And when you’re 16 and you don’t like yourself and you’re trying to figure out what the hell is going on with your body and your makeup and your hormones and people are telling you that you’re not good enough, that weight is so heavy. But I had parents who always thought the best of me.”