US President Donald Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka revealed she went through a "punk phase" as a teenager, but Twitter wasn't buying it. In a chapter from her mother Ivana Trump's new memoir titled "Raising Trump," Ivanka writes that she had a punk phase in the nineties during which she dyed her hair blue and was a diehard fan of the iconic grunge band Nirvana and its legendary frontman Kurt Cobain.
"During my punk phase in the nineties, I was really into Nirvana," White House adviser Ivanka wrote. "My wardrobe consisted of ripped corduroy jeans and flannel shirts. One day after school, I dyed my hair blue. Mum wasn't a fan of this decision. She took one look at me and immediately went out to the nearest drugstore to buy a $10 box of Nice 'n Easy.
"That night, she forced me to dye my hair back to blond. The colour she picked out was actually three shades lighter than my natural colour... and I have never looked back."
She also added that she was devastated when Cobain committed suicide in 1994 and cried for 24 hours.
Ivanka, who was 12 at the time of his death, wrote: ""It was a shock and I was distraught. Mum had no idea who Kurt Cobain was, and she sympathised only so much". After twenty-four hours of my crying inconsolably in my room, alone - major melodrama - mum had to pull me out of there to go down to dinner."
Twitter, on the other hand, was skeptical of Ivanka's "punk phase", with many people pointing out that Nirvana was a grunge band and listening to them does not constitute as going through a punk phase.
Others tried to imagine what she may have looked like during her punk phase.
"The only thing Ivanka Trump was less committed to than her 'punk phase' was her feminism phase," one person tweeted. Another wrote: "Ivanka saying she had a punk phase bc she was into Nirvana is like Taylor Swift saying she had a goth phase bc she was into Avril Lavigne."
"Stop saying Ivanka isn't punk. One time in 1996 she ate her salad with an oyster fork," one person chimed.
"Her punk phase involved heavy eyeliner, 'Complicated' by Avril Lavigne & trying to ride a skateboard once while being trailed by chauffeur," another said.
Ivanka is trying to take away our heritage!! OUTRAGE!!! Grunge is not Punk. https://t.co/SQDDFOrbuu pic.twitter.com/SHtE1pYom3
— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) October 17, 2017
She would think Nirvana is punk ðððÂ https://t.co/6XeVD8Dnf4
— Amanda Kolson Hurley (@amandakhurley) October 17, 2017
emm...Nirvana was Grunge, not Punk
— Rhonda MacLeod (@RhondaMacleod) October 17, 2017
poser alert https://t.co/5hQGRbIBp8
— Scareon ð· Petcoff (@ughitsaaron) October 17, 2017
here are some photos of ivanka during what she claims was her âpunk phase" pic.twitter.com/gZ4WYMeFWS
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) October 17, 2017
You had- AT MOST- a Sum 41 CD. https://t.co/eKSDvVKUXg
— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) October 17, 2017
Nirvana wasn't even punk. Like Jon Snow, Ivanka knows nothing. pic.twitter.com/mcmAFniT4i
— Helen A. Handbasket (@RandJ712) October 17, 2017
It's 1992. Ivanka Trump puts on a pair of $200 ripped up jeans & presses play on "Nevermind." I am a rebel, she thinks. A punk.
— J.D. Altman (@NicCageMatch) October 18, 2017
Listens to "Pieces of Me" once https://t.co/4OhsbDuiKR
— Ira Madison III (@ira) October 17, 2017
Sorry, Ivanka, but Nirvana were grunge. The Exploited, Misfits & Black Flag were punk bands. Nice try, though. Punk phase my arse. #nope pic.twitter.com/47A4QI4cKy
— Dazy Graves (@Missdazygraves) October 17, 2017
Ivanka Trump called Nirvana punk and now she literally can go to hell
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) October 18, 2017
Ivanka is every poser who had Nirvana stickers on her notebooks & wore designer flannel that I sold dime bags of oregano to in the early 90s
— Sarah (@thetigersez) October 17, 2017
come on ivanka, nirvana's not punk pic.twitter.com/dPzCeejin0
— joe posner (@joeposner) October 17, 2017
"During my punk phase in the nineties, I was really into @Nirvana. My wardrobe consisted of ripped corduroy jeans and flannel shirts." pic.twitter.com/JDxvztnij8
— MarkoftheBeastYarmð¿ (@markyarm) October 17, 2017
She went all in for her "fraud phase" though.
— Robin Braithwaite ð (@RLBraithwaite) October 18, 2017
Ivanka Trump claims she had a âpunk phase.â It was the day she made the servants buy her a slightly darker shade of eyeliner.
— Lily Rose (@LilyRoseLynn) October 17, 2017
Ivanka Trump said she had a "punk phase" so here's proof pic.twitter.com/edkDhgtKbn
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) October 17, 2017
Ripped a fishnet stocking while getting out of the limo https://t.co/A6Vbn2jdcp
— Farran Nehme (@selfstyledsiren) October 17, 2017
Glad to see Ivanka accidentally walking into a Hot Topic once counts as news now. https://t.co/n5G3b7ILin
— Kate Scareonoff ð (@KateAronoff) October 17, 2017
Ivanka Trump's alleged punk phase consisted of listening to Sk8er Boi and relating to the girl who said see you later boy
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) October 17, 2017
congrats you went to middle school https://t.co/jxTEWisk3n
— Chris Klemens (@ChrisKlemens) October 17, 2017
"I once listened to Dookie while taking a spin class at the Racquet and Tennis Club." https://t.co/U687fYHTbi
— Luke Epplin (@LukeEpplin) October 17, 2017
I CAN'T WAIT for the Ivanka Trump punk memes to begin! pic.twitter.com/ceL34Uum5D
— Christian Nightmares (@ChristnNitemare) October 17, 2017
Oh, sweetheart... if you refer to it as a 'phase', trust me, you were NEVER punk.
— Garrett Cole (@stereofiasco) October 17, 2017
[email protected]âs âpunk phaseâ was downloading a Blink 182 song when she was mad at daddy for not getting her a Beamer for her sweet 16.
— Mike Moroski (@mike_moroski) October 17, 2017
I am sure. Ripping a hole in that 3K pair of jeans and placing a golden safety pin through it was rebellious.
— Feel the Bearnaise (@BerniedOut) October 17, 2017
— Katie Levine (@kt_money) October 17, 2017
Ivanka Be Sedated https://t.co/GIT01clPl8
— bassSLAYSGRAVE (@bassplaysdave) October 17, 2017
If you hated hearing about Ivanka's punk phase, just wait until you discover Eric's goth period.
— Michael Blackman (@MBlackman37) October 18, 2017
Ivanka Trump (punk phase) 1997 pic.twitter.com/SAUrYnb8AJ
— Orgasmatron (@Pinto_Madara) October 18, 2017
Ivanka Trump: I had a âpunk phaseâ, dyed my hair blue and listened to Nirvana
1. You were never punk rock
2. Your husband is going to jail
3. Your dad is a dark stain on humanity
P.S. Stop disturbing Kurt Cobainâs slumber
— PROUD RESISTER ð (@ProudResister) October 18, 2017