One day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, thousands of people descended onto Washington D.C. to take part in the Women’s March of Washington. The purpose of this event is protesting President Trump’s agenda and show off support for women’s rights.
One noticeable woman marching among the estimated 500,000 people in the nation’s capitol is Supergirl star Melissa Benoist who shared a photo of herself during the march on Instagram holding up a sign that referenced her role as the superhero, but also gave a message to our new president.
Benoist’s sign refers to a comment Trump made back in 2005 while appearing on Access Hollywood where he boasted about being able to just go up and kiss women and grab them by their genitals because he’s famous.
Though this isn’t the first time a Republican politician and Supergirl have crossed paths, when still running in 2015, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at a public forum said Supergirl was his favorite superhero when asked the question, though it was more specifically, favorite Marvel superhero. He stated he saw the ads for the upcoming series premiere and said that, “She looked kinda — she looked pretty hot. I don’t know what channel it’s on, but I’m looking forward to that.”
Plenty of people did roll their eyes at Bush’s comments, but they didn’t seem to really bother Benoist herself who said she was glad that he was excited to watch the show. She added, “I think everyone would be able to take something from it, but I would really love to reach young girls, and to be a good role model for them.”
Let us know in the comments below what you think of Benoist’s message.
Supergirl returns to TV this Monday on The CW.