Sydney Sweeney Responds to Controversy Over Mom's 60th Birthday "Hoedown" Party Pics

Sydney Sweeney has spoken out after many fans questioned the attire of several guests at her mother's birthday party.

By Corinne Heller Aug 28, 2022 5:16 PMTags
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Sydney Sweeney wants you to know that sometimes a birthday party is just a birthday party.

On Aug. 27, the Euphoria star drew controversy after posting images from their mother Lisa's Western-themed 60th birthday celebration on Instagram. She captioned her post, "No better way to celebrate my momma than a surprise hoedown."

She included a pic of a male guest bearing what many fans identified as a Blue Lives Matter design as well as a video that shows partygoers wearing red baseball caps. Her brother Trent clarified in a separate Instagram post that the hats read, "Make Sixty Great Again." Former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again."

Hours after Sydney shared her images, social media users expressed either criticism or support for her family and got into political arguments with each other.

The White Lotus actress later tweeted, "You guys this is wild. An innocent celebration for my moms milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions."

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Sydney continued, "Much love to everyone and Happy Birthday Mom!"

Instagram / Sydney Sweeney

Meanwhile, Sydney's Euphoria and White Lotus co-star Lukas Gage commented on her post, "Hoedown throwdown."

Instagram / Sydney Sweeney

Sydney, who grew up in Idaho and Washington State before moving to Los Angeles as a teen, has never revealed a political party affiliation.

Instagram / Sydney Sweeney

She did, however, express support for the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. In May of that year, she tweeted, "we need to do better. the hate in this world needs to end. #BlackLivesMatter"

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