Teen actress Jenna Ortega donned a ‘I do care’ jacket on the red carpet at the Radio Disney Music Awards Friday night to protest first lady Melania Trump.
Melania made headlines this week when she flew to Texas in a bid to quell the firestorm sparked by the forcible separation of migrant children from their parents. Except her stated desire for children to reunite with their parents as quickly as possible was overshadowed by her choice of plane-boarding attire — a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care. Do U?"
Ortega responded by wearing a green, hooded military jacket reading “I do care and u should too”, countering the “jacket the first lady wore.
The 15-year-old, whose credits include “Jane the Virgin” and “Iron Man 3,” told The Associated Press Trump’s jacket showed poor judgment, and she couldn’t believe her advisers allowed her to wear it. Ortega says she cares about migrant children, “and as first lady of the United States, she should too.”
Ortega says she had the jacket made the night before especially for the awards show.
AP and IOL