Karlie Kloss out and about again in New York City and Miami, and on Instagram, three months after giving birth to a baby boy and five months after she disappeared from social media after being called her out for her relationship to the Trump family on the day of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Kloss, 28, has been photographed in recent weeks looking supermodel chic as she pushes her son in a stroller and attends a star-studded bash on behalf of the New York Botanical Garden. On Instagram, she has shared video of her newborn son and is again promoting her favorite brands, including her sportswear line with Adidas.
— Just Karlie Kloss (@justkarliekloss) June 3, 2021
Kloss’s long absence from Twitter and Instagram, where she has a combined 14.6 million followers, could have been because she was expecting her first baby in the early part of the year. Her entrepreneur husband, Joshua Kushner, announced the birth of their son, Levi, in March.
The proudly progressive Kloss also drew outrage among her followers on Jan. 6 for her failure to use her powerful celebrity to criticize her in-laws for supporting Trump, his policies and his rhetoric, including all the months he fomented false claims of election fraud.
Kloss’ wealthy husband, Joshua Kushner, is the younger brother and business partner of former White House senior advisor Jared Kushner. He’s also the brother-in-law of Donald Trump’s beloved daughter, Ivanka Trump. Ivanka Trump was with her father at the rally when he encouraged his followers to march on the U.S. Capitol, and she called them “American patriots” after their march turned violent.
Kloss expressed horror about the Capitol violence, essentially talking about some of the actions of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump when she tweeted: “Accepting the results of a legitimate democratic election is patriotic. Refusing to do so and inciting violence is anti-American.”
Some of her followers, however, felt she didn’t do enough. After a follower urged her to “tell your sister-in-law and brother-in-law,” backlash poured in when she replied “I’ve tried.”
Accepting the results of a legitimate democratic election is patriotic. Refusing to do so and inciting violence is anti-American.
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) January 7, 2021
People on Twitter accused her of being complicit with the Trump family, even as she and her husband tried to present themselves as voting for Democratic candidates and promoting progressive social causes. During Trump’s presidency, Kloss became well known for maintaining a silent distance and getting coy if reporters or others brought up her ties to his daughter and son-in-law.
Critics pointed out multiple examples of Kloss staying friendly with Ivanka Trump in their high-society social circles. They also discussed reports that Joshua Kushner maintained…