As the phrase started trending on Twitter, people also slammed the social media giant for not removing it from the trend list.
Washington: Most Democratic supporters have failed to accept Trump victory over Hillary Clinton, protesting the results with various slogans, the most popular being ‘love trumps hate’, but one set of protestors set the social media on fire with a vitriolic message against the next first lady: Rape Melania.
The picture from the protest outside the President-elect’s hotel in Washington D.C. on Sunday night caught the attention of the Twitter users when the "offensive" phrase against US President-elect Donald Trump's wife Melania started trending on the social media platform on Sunday night.
While several Twitter users condemned the protesters, the social media giant was also slammed for letting ‘offensive’ ‘Rape Melania’ phrase trend.
According to a report in The Washington Post, Twitter said that the phrase was trending because users denounced it, not because they supported sexual assault.
Below are a few tweets where people condemned the Hillary Clinton supporters protesting against Trump’s victory in the US presidential election.
Rioters outside of Trump Tower in NY are protesting to protect women's rights by holding up signs that say Rape Melania. Morons or Scumbags?— Mark Young (@MarkYoungTruth) November 13, 2016
— Kimberly Corban (@Kimberly_Corban) November 13, 2016
The fact that #rapemelania is trending on twitter makes liberals and Hillary supporters look demented, hypocritical, & cruel. Inexcusable.— Morgan Skipper (@Skipzzzzzzz) November 13, 2016
Liberals think Trump is bad for women so they respond by going in front of Trump tower and calling for Melania's rape. #MakesSense— Young Conservatives (@YoungCons) November 13, 2016
Wow, liberals have truly sunk to a new low. The hashtag #RapeMelania was trending on twitter this morning. We won but they still slander.— Pres. Warden Trump (@Trumpinator1776) November 13, 2016