CONTROVERSY ERUPTS FOR SUZANNE ROGERS AFTER PHILANTHROPIST POSTS PHOTO WITH TRUMP

Two members of the advisory group at Ryerson University's Rogers Fashion Institute have resigned

Suzanne Rogers (left) poses with former U.S. president Donald Trump, her two sons, and husband Edward Rogers, chairman of Rogers Communications and the Toronto Blue Jays (right). (@suzannerogerstoronto/Instagram)

Members of the fashion industry are decrying a prominent Toronto philanthropist and the university she backs after she posted a photo of herself and her family posing with former U.S. president Donald Trump at a gathering in Florida.

Suzanne Rogers posted a series of photos in an Instagram story on Saturday, which appear to have been taken at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, as first reported by Canadaland. The posts appear to show Rogers and her family, including her husband, Rogers Communications and Toronto Blue Jays chairman, Edward Rogers, dining with Trump.

One of the pictures shows the Rogers family posing with the former U.S. president with the caption, “A special way to end the night!”

Online critics quickly condemned Rogers for posing with Trump, with many saying he shares opposing values to those rooted in the fashion industry and its community members, including diversity and inclusion.

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