‘Mr. Creepypants’: Twitter furor over Trump lawyer’s post of daughter in lingerie

Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, tweeted out a stylish photo of his daughter — wearing a black lace bra and stockings — on Sunday and instantly learned that not everyone on Twitter approved.

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Cohen has long been associated with Trump, having previously been the executive vice-president of the Trump Organization and co-president of Trump Entertainment.

— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) May 15, 2017

Sedgwick died in 1971 when she was just 28. The photo of Cohen’s daughter, a 21-year-old student at the University of Pennsylvania, was meant to be an homage to an edgy snapshot of 1960’s It Girl Edie Sedgwick, who posed wearing similar lingerie for an iconic photo.

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(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) 16, 2016, file photo, Michael Cohen, an attorney for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives in Trump Tower in New York. In this Dec.

@MichaelCohen212 Here’s what a real rebel looks like, Michael. pic.twitter.com/ZQmbCECqHV

When one woman called Cohen out for posting the pic, he responded with one word: “Jealous?”


Artistic or not, some family photos really aren’t meant to be shared on social media.

Creepypants” by Twitter users who felt the photo, which included Cohen saying “So proud of my Ivy League daughter…brains and beauty channeling her Edie Sedgwick,” was inappropriate and, well, more than a little creepy. In a constant barrage of backlash, he was called everything from an a–hole to “Mr.

What is wrong with you? @MichaelCohen212 @bonibrat Ewhhh.

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“It’s cool to take pride in your daughter, but weird to be posting her underwear photos honestly,” another said on Twitter.

So proud of my Ivy League daughter…brains and beauty channeling her Edie Sedgwick. On Instagram @samichka_ pic.twitter.com/mpQxhr3mh3

— Cher M. (@jamdownrocks) May 15, 2017
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) May 15, 2017

“Beauty and brains you a-hole! It’s a modeling shot remake from an old Edie Sedgwick photo. #hater.”

After another user suggested “Trump must be rubbing off on you,” Cohen replied with a vulgarity of his own as he defended posting the photo.
“Yep, she’s gorgeous, however most fathers don’t share lingerie pics of their daughters on social media Mr Creepypants,” one tweeter responded to Cohen.