Claudia Conway is putting her conservative parents on blast.
The 15-year-old garnered headlines this week for a series of viral TikTok videos in which she advocated for social justice and slammed Donald Trump. It was particularly notable, as Claudia is the daughter of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and anti-Trump conservative, George Conway.
"I grew up in a very, very conservative family, so I was only exposed to those views for a very long time. I decided to educate myself and think for myself," Claudia told Insider earlier this week."... I'm still a kid, of course. I took the time to educate myself and took the time to branch out and be exposed to other sides and other biases and whatnot. We do get into arguments a lot — I'm not going to lie."
George Conway apparently isn't pleased with all the media attention his daughter is receiving; so he has demanded all journalists to stop communicating with his minor children.
To journalists: @kellyannepolls and I do *not* consent to any communications between you and any of our minor children, including our daughter Claudia. So desist.— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 3, 2020
Claudia's response, however, wasn't so receptive.
you’re just mad that i’m finally getting my voice heard. sorry your marriage failed 💅🏼— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) July 3, 2020
The teen went on to say that her parents were actively trying to silence her by shutting off her phone as well as pressuring her to delete her social media accounts. She insisted she has "been nothing but respectful," and was simply exercising her right to free speech.
bahah im not angry im chillin im just over both of my parents trying to silence me— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) July 3, 2020
my parents, particularly my mother, are trying to silence me by getting me to delete my social media. haha— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) July 3, 2020
i have a right to my freedom of speech. i’ve been nothing but respectful....— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) July 3, 2020
Claudia also said she has"been bullied and badgered her entire life because of her parents," but acknowledged that her last name has provided a platform many others will never have.
i’m aware but coming from someone who has been bullied and badgered her entire life because of her parents, i am frustrated. my frustration is valid! i couldn’t care less about media exposure— i’ll use whatever platform i’ve given, big or small, for good.— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) July 3, 2020
And, just like her father, Claudia had a message for members of the media:
lil psa that my name isn’t “kellyanne conway’s daughter” or “george conway’s daughter”! my name is claudia: nothing more, nothing less. @ the media!!— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) July 3, 2020
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