Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a long time critic of Wall Street, tweeted a picture Tuesday of herself posing alongside the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street with the caption “Fight like a girl.”
The statue was commissioned last month by State Street Global Advisors, a Wall Street firm and 2.5 trillion dollar fund manager, in an effort to call “on companies to take concrete steps to increase gender diversity on their boards."
While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t think Fearless Girl could ask for a better role model, the rest of Twitter was quick to point out the irony of Senator Warren posing with a statue commissioned by a Wall Street firm.
Fearless Girl couldn’t ask for a better role model. https://t.co/Kz2tQR6wDk— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 18, 2017
A. The statue makes no sense.— Andrew G. Haubner (@A_G_Haubner) April 18, 2017
B. The statue is an advertisement by State Street Global Advisors.
But keep up the sanctimony. https://t.co/qN1zHlhpvU
Anti-Wall St crusader endorses marketing gimmick of private wall st. Hedge firm. https://t.co/VsNWHiUUnr— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 18, 2017
Sponsored by State Street Global Advisors, the third largest asset manager on the planet. https://t.co/lxqV1UrTM9— John Carney (@carney) April 18, 2017
Wait I thought that Warren was supposed to be the bulwark against the woke neoliberals... https://t.co/9WYilieTyI— Dara Lind (@DLind) April 18, 2017
senator poses with home state company advertising https://t.co/zmO8xic2Lm— Matthew Zeitlin (@MattZeitlin) April 18, 2017