Sydney Sweeney Claps Back at Trolls After Latest Collaboration Announcement

The actress and car aficionado has partnered with Ford for a new workwear collection.
Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney.

When actress and part-time mechanic Sydney Sweeney partnered up with Ford earlier this spring for a limited-edition line of merch, it sold out almost instantly. 

The Euphoria star dropped her latest workwear collection with the auto manufacturer on Nov. 29, and it’s crystal clear that many of the individuals piping in to the comments section of Sweeney’s Instagram promo post are completely unaware of her passion project: restoring vintage cars. The 26-year-old actress previously documented the process of refurbishing her vintage 1969 cherry red Ford Bronco on TikTok.

In the carousel, Sweeney posed alongside her “new baby,” a powder blue Ford Mustang, while modeling a hat, T-shirt, jacket and overalls.

“Hands never dirty, clothes never oily. Yeah. ‘Mechanic,’” a troll commented.

“She ain’t know a... thing about cars,” someone else added.

“Did you replace the blinker fluid,” another individual inquired.

After the floodgates of negativity opened, Sweeney sassily clapped back at detractors in her Instagram story.

“To the lovely men in the comments of my newest post, lmk if you need any help with your car,” she wrote across footage of herself at work in a body shop. “I know a lot of female mechanics who can help you ❤️.”

The majority of The White Lotus star’s 16 million followers were supportive and called out the bad behavior in the comments.

“The misogynists have come out in force 😳🙄,” one fan noted.

“As a female who works in a maintenance field, highly appreciate this😌,” someone else cheered of the partnership.

"As I guy I find it extra cool she likes to work on cars. Why would any guy insult a woman that does cool s---? Especially a woman this beautiful?” another user questioned. “It’s weird guys. Very weird!”

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