Sarah Palin accused Instagram and its parent company Facebook of showing a liberal bias when they removed a meme featuring liberal protesters and her disabled son Trig, according to a Daily Mail report.
On Monday, Palin posted a meme showing her son Trig, who has Down Syndrome, crying. The meme suggested Democrats are bratty children in their protests of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
The meme caused a public outcry and accusations that the former Alaska governor demeaned people with Down Syndrome.
“What kind of piece of s*** uses her son to try to insult people. Especially when you guys were holier-than-thou when a cartoon used his image. And by the way it’s not an insult to all of us who actually know why people were protesting,” Instagram user Petparker76 said in response to Palin’s post.
“This is a disgrace and demeans all developmentally disabled,” posted another Instagram user.
In response to protests, Instagram removed the meme, stating that it violated its community guidelines.
“CENSORSHIP is to sharing opinions as LYNCHING is to justice! Unbelievable. Instagram took down a post of my son Trig acting like a normal kid ~ which I am so proud he can do,” Palin said on her Instagram account.
She added, “My heart soars when Trig proves he’s a “normal” kid… I can’t even explain how it tickles our whole family. But the intolerant powers-that-be, sitting in a seat of judgement, think not?” and “The nauseating, downright evil hypocrisy from their parent company, Facebook, continues ~ but only aimed at commonsense conservatives?”
Palin has a record of defending people with Down Syndrome and has voted in support of banning abortions for women pregnant with Down Syndrome babies.
“I understood then, too, why a woman would consider [abortion] an easier path to perhaps, if you will, do away with the problem, instead of understanding that every child has purpose. There is destiny for every child. And it can be good, in our world. And that’s what I held onto,” Palin said in a 20/20 interview.
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