But alarmingly some media outlets thought that Clooney’s baby bump was a more newsworthy topic.
One news organisation actually went as far to say that Clooney was there to ‘show off’ her baby bump.
Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations https://t.co/EvO1cIvKDu
— TIME (@TIME) March 9, 2017
Amal Clooney was not at the UN to ‘show off’ her baby bump. She’s a human rights lawyer who also happens to be pregnant with twins.
She was not there to make a statement in the latest maternity fashions. She was there to work. She was there to fight for human rights and give a voice to those who need it most.
The people of Twitter were quick to pick up on the ridiculous double standard, with one person writing: “Odd way of spelling ‘human rights lawyer encourages the UN to investigate allegations of genocide against ISIS’.”
“She was also fighting for her client, ISIS survivor and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad to urge the UN to take action,”another person wrote, “but sure BABY BUMP.”