It can be utterly sickening. While former first lady Michelle Obama graced a number of magazine covers during her husband’s presidency, current first lady Melania Trump, a former model, has been more or less shunned by the fashion world.
And it gets worse. While the establishment media fawns over seemingly everything Michelle does, Melania gets attacked over seemingly everything.
The latest round of Michelle worship and Melania bashing comes in the form of fashion critiques. And the bias is blatant.
Let’s use, as an example, boots worn by each of the women. Sparkly boots worn by Michelle while promoting her book, versus Timberland boots worn by Melania while greeting the troops.
— Shannon Ford (@h0memadetweets) December 28, 2018
Arguably, both could be considered appropriate for their venues. But not according to establishment media.
Fox News reported how outlets such as The Washington Post and CNN gushed over Michelle’s ensemble and praised her choice of boots. They essentially equated her to a fashion icon.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 21, 2018
Perspective: Michelle Obama can wear whatever she wants now. What she wants is sparkly thigh-high boots. https://t.co/EQ7Kc5OryM
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 21, 2018
While they fawned over her footwear, social media took notice. Some there found Michelle’s boots to be hideous.
I can’t believe that Michelle Obama spent $4,000.00 on a pair of ugly ostentatious boots and then is charging poor American people an outrageous fee to attend one of her book tours. How ridiculous!! The Obamas are a bunch of hypocritical condescending people.
— DebbieC2410 (@DebbieC2410) December 28, 2018
I’m mad at Michelle Obama. She about to have y’all walking around looking crazy in knockoff, cheap and ugly boots bc you can’t afford $4k for the trash she had on.
— Think Taylor (@thinktaylor) December 22, 2018
But it didn’t stop there. Establishment media tore into Melania for her choice of boots.
In one telling example reported by Fox News, Yahoo published an article about her boots almost entirely made up of social media criticisms.
Outside of the United States, however, her choice was praised by France’s Elle. The translated article refers to her as “an all-terrain fashion icon.”
— ELLE (@ELLEfrance) December 27, 2018
That regard for Melania’s fashion sense means more than, as Fox News put it, “mean girl” type cattiness from the American media.
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