Girl Scouts Receive Backlash After Sharing Congratulations to Amy Coney Barrett

by Kayla Zadel

The Girls Scouts of the USA are finding themselves in hot water after taking to social media to share their well-wishes for Amy Coney Barrett.

The Girl Scouts USA originally shared a Tweet and Facebook post congratulating Amy Coney Barrett as the newest Supreme Court member. Though Girl Scouts USA shared the post on Wednesday, the organization quickly deleted it after responses from critics.

The original post read, “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.” The post features an image of Barrett, as wells as images of her two Supreme Court colleagues, associate justices Elena Kagen and Sonia Sotomayor. Furthermore, pictures of former associate justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg were also shown.

Political reporter Jason Calvi took a screenshot of the post. He’s resharing it for those that didn’t get a chance to read the original Tweet.

“The Girl Scouts congratulated Amy Coney Barrett, and the comments weren’t having it. @girlscouts deleted the tweet, so here it is:”

Girl Scouts USA is responding by deleting the tweet together with issuing a statement. It reads, “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.”

The social post is rapidly receiving backlash from critics.

Senior Fox Meteorologist Janice Dean is sharing her thoughts, too.

“But this one is ok @girlscouts? #BeBetter

Former Fox News Anchor Megan Kelly is responding too. She replies to Janice Dean’s Tweet by saying that the organization is cowering to bullies.

Girl Scouts of the USA Receiving Major Backlash

As a matter of fact, others are calling out Girl Scouts USA for a lack of female empowerment.

A slew of posts say that they’re done buying cookies. As a matter of fact, some are ashamed that they were once Girl Scout members.

Others Weigh In on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation

Amy Coney Barrett’s new appointment is obviously dividing many. The topic is being discussed many times on Twitter. Democratic and Republican politicians are certainly voicing their opinions. In addition, other numerous users of the social platform are chiming in.

Stars like Duck Dynasty’s Phil Roberston and Bette Midler have spoken out. Both sharing different points of view on the new Supreme Court addition.

Also, singers like John Rich have gone as far as addressing “court-packing.” Cher isn’t shy about telling her feelings over Twitter, too.