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    After Facing Backlash This Summer For Posting Family Photos Showing MAGA-Style Hats, Sydney Sweeney Addressed The "Wildfire" Of Criticism

    "It’s been turning into a wildfire and nothing I can say will take it back to the correct track."

    Sydney Sweeney addressed the backlash following her mom's birthday photos back in August.

    closeup of Sydney

    It all started when Sydney posted a series of images and videos to mark the "surprise hoedown" thrown for her mother's birthday. In the background of one video, multiple people wearing MAGA-style hats could be seen.

    In the original series of pics, a man wearing a Blue Lives Matter shirt could clearly be seen standing behind Sydney — though Sydney seems to have since deleted the pic from the Instagram carousel.

    Sydney and her family with a man wearing a blue lives matter shirt

    As backlash intensified and Sydney's name began trending on Twitter, she wrote, "An innocent celebration for my mom's milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions."

    You guys this is wild. An innocent celebration for my moms milestone 60th birthday has turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions. Much love to everyone ♥️ and Happy Birthday Mom!

    Twitter: @sydney_sweeney

    Well, when GQ asked Sydney about the controversy in their recent cover story, she replied, "Honestly I feel like nothing I say can help the conversation."

    sydney at a Euphoria event

    "It’s been turning into a wildfire and nothing I can say will take it back to the correct track," she continued.

    Sydney on the red carpet for the emmys

    Speaking on public scrutiny in general, Sydney said, "’ll see people say, ‘She needs to get media training.’ Why, do you want to see a robot?'"

    closeup of Sydney

    "I don’t think there’s any winning,” she added, before confirming that she "sadly" does read the comments.

    closeup of Sydney smiling

    You can read the full profile here.