The scandal has been making the rounds on the gossip circuit and social media where critics have tweeted about cancelling their Rogers subscriptions and questioning whether dinner with Donald qualifies as “essential travel
.” (Note that Canada’s current policies against non-essential travel are recommendations, not rules. The potential for consequence would be if Rogers or her family members failed to observe current quarantine rules upon returning to Toronto.) In terms of notable public reactions, the vast majority have emerged from Toronto’s fashion community. Designer Michael Zoffranieri (@zoffranieri) was one of the first to disavow Rogers publicly
(“We do not stand for white supremacy,” he said in an Instagram post where he acknowledged how he had benefited from Rogers' financial backing, but couldn’t keep silent),
while industry influencers, including Lisa Tant (former editor-in-chief of FLARE) have stepped down from their positions on the SRFI advisory board
. On Monday afternoon former Ryerson film student Dan Levy tweeted
“That’s not it, @RyersonU” — a cryptic comment that appears to refer to Ryerson’s handling of events.