NEW YORK, March 11 — Time magazine garnered the ire of social media after a tweet on Amal Clooney’s “baby bump” while the human rights lawyer was delivering a speech at the UN on the Islamic State.
Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations https://t.co/0Vkr8aad1D— TIME (@TIME) March 10, 2017
Time tweeted, “Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations” with a link to the accompanying article with the same title, and it did not sit well with those who view Time as a serious news source.
Many netizens responded with outrage and anger, with one tweeting, “@Time That’s all you guys have to say about an intelligent woman speaking out on atrocities in the world?”
Another wrote, “@TIME seriously? She was at UN giving speech about genocide not ‘showing off her baby bump’. Get your s*** together”
Some pointed out that the focus on the ‘baby bump’ was more worthy of a tabloid instead of a serious news magazine like Time.
Other on Twitter also slammed Time, tweeting:
@TIME You gotta be so embarrassed for this. She is a world-renowned human rights lawyer.— Kayla Tanenbaum (@KaylaTanenbaum) March 10, 2017
@TIME That's all you guys have to say about an intelligent woman speaking out on atrocities in the world?— RobotBreakPlanet (@PlanetWalter) March 10, 2017
@TIME she was talking about sexual slavery and Isis.— Sophia Cannon (@SophiaCannon) March 10, 2017
After the tweet went viral, a spokesman for the Time magazine told Mashable that the title for the article has been changed to “Amal Clooney Addresses United Nations on ISIS.”