Ted Cruz‘s daughter, Caroline Cruz, has been trending on Twitter after her TikTok video went viral. In the video, the 13-year-old came out as bisexual and said that she disagrees with some of her father’s political views. Since posting the video, many on social media have defended the teen for her opinions.
In a TikTok video, which has now been made private, viewers asked Caroline if she was bi after seeing that her bio said “she/her bi.” They also asked if her father knew about her sexual orientation. The politician’s daughter said, “I haven’t told him yet, I’m kinda nervous to tbh but I don’t think he would be mad about it.”
She also talked about what her life is like as Ted Cruz’s daughter. Caroline said that being the daughter of a politician has some benefits. They get to travel, and some people send them candy and gifts, but most of it is pretty difficult, especially with her father’s conservative views.
According to the young girl, people judge her because of who her father is. “A lot of people judge me based upon him at first glance,” she said. “But I really disagree with most of his views.”
She also told her TikTok followers that security guards have to follow her everywhere, even during walks around her neighborhood. “I literally have to have security following me everywhere,” she said. “Like if I want to go on a walk through the neighborhood or to my friend’s house or something, I have to have like two security guards behind me the entire time.”
Another thing that Caroline Cruz talked about in her video was her family’s Christmas card. According to the young girl, her top was photoshopped to go with the family’s “conservative values.” Caroline said that the white knit top is actually a crop top.
Since posting her video, many people have come out in support of the young girl and hope that she is safe in her house, especially after coming out. Ted Cruz is very open about his views towards the LGBTQ community and has worked to eliminate support for them in Texas.
One person tweeted, “I’m praying and sending good thoughts to Caroline Cruz. I think a lot of LGBTQ people understand how hard it is to grow up gay in a family that isn’t accepting, but I can only imagine it where you father is also one of the most homophobic Senators in the country.”
Because of her video, the phrase “She’s 13,” is trending on Twitter and many people are using it to remind haters that Caroline Cruz is 13 and allowed to have her own views and opinions. Some hate comments said that it’s perverted that news sites are publishing content about a 13-year-old’s personal TikTok account.
A person responded to those hate comments and said, “F*ck Ted Cruz, but also his daughter is 13 years old and figuring herself out. She is not her father, she didn’t ask her dad to be a politician, she didn’t ask for public scrutiny and opinion. She’s 13, leave her alone.”
Some people are comparing Caroline Cruz to Claudia Conway, daughter of former Trump campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. Last year, the 16-year-old famously went viral on TikTok after sharing videos where she bashed her mother’s conservative views and documented their family’s experience when Kellyanne got covid.
One person said, “I hope Caroline Cruz and Claudia Conway join forces with all the kids who never asked for any of this in a super PAC called “Defiant Children of Assholes” and burn the whole thing down.”
Senator Ted Cruz has not made any public statement about his daughter’s viral video.