Wynonna and Ashley Judd have had their fair share of ups and downs and because of their celebrity status, their lives play out in the public eye. Having a sister is hard enough, let alone having your business be in the media.
The younger Judd sister, Ashley, famously stood on stage at the D.C. Women’s March on January 21, 2017 and delivered a passionate poem titled “I’m a Nasty Woman” written by 19-year-old Nina Donovan from Franklin, Tennessee. The poem was inspired by President Donald Trump calling rival Hilary Clinton a “nasty woman” during his Presidential campaign.
“I am a nasty woman. Not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust, a man whose words are a dis to America, Electoral College–sanctioned hate speech contaminating this national anthem,” she said, garnering cheers from the crowd. “I’m not as nasty as Confederate flags being tattooed across my city. Maybe the South actually is going to rise again, maybe for some, it never really fell. Blacks are still in shackles and graves just for being black. Slavery has been reinterpreted as the prison system, in front of people who see melanin as animal skin.”
The poem went on to slam President Trump and his past remarks, each word more passionate than the last.
When responding to a fan who was praising her stance on Ashley’s speech, Wynonna simply replied, “I try to stay away from that toxicity…The whole thing is toxic. I’m not giving her all the credit. She doesn’t have that kind of power.” She followed it up with a string of tweets saying that she supports her sister, no matter what, even if they don’t agree.
Over a week later, and people are still talking about Ashley’s speech and tweeting Wynonna about it so she shared a sweet throwback photo of the two of them.
Ashley retweeted the photo with the caption, “If you wanna know something about from where my determined voice comes from, all you have to do is look up – look up to my Big Sister.”
Wynonna followed up the sweet throwback photo with a few tweets saying, “A simple statement about loving my sister. Someone will surely take what I’ve written & read something into it…They will ‘Make up’ something about my post & the next thing I may read is that I support A. & what she did in D.C. Do you get my point?”
She clearly wants her fans to know that while she doesn’t agree with Ashley all the time, she still loves her and they put their differences aside to be there for each other.
Watch Ashley’s speech below. Warning: Strong Language.