adidas sale uk Liberal elite heels take things a step too far on Melania and Stilettogate
In a week when Americans are fighting for their lives in dark water and a city is drowning before our very eyes, some people thought it was appropriate to focus attention on FLOTUS choice of footwear when boarding a plane that would take her to Houston to survey the damage.
Initially, I thought it was just the usual mad twitterings of the mad twits on Facebook, people (usually women in this kind of thing) who are cyber mean girls. They try to disguise their hostility to President Trump and his wife behind concern for morality, compassion, but are generally incapable of keeping the masks on their faces for very long. Eventually, the lizards behind the botoxed facades peep through and we see from their venomous comments how petty they truly are. I suppose the dye in those pink crochet hats was toxic and seeped through to the cerebral cortex.
But these folk can be blocked and deleted. They are the rotten peanuts at the back of the gallery, unimportant and uninformed. The people who disappointed me were the adults who should have known better, journalists and public figures with an obligation to focus their energies on the victims of Hurricane Harvey and not on the first lady fashion sense. This was serious stuff, and anyone who thought that ruminating on Melania Trump choice of shoes was appropriate is nothing more than a pathetic rube, right up there with the critics who made fun of Michelle Obama upper arm strength.
There is a time and a place for nitpicking about the First Family, and most decent people understand that the agonizing days of a natural disaster do not fall anywhere within those parameters. While I didn expect the partisan chatter to go silent even while Houstonians were still standing on their roofs begging to be rescued, I did expect that the subject matter of the debates would be political, consequential, and relevant. I think we can all agree that the height of Melania Trump heels doesn satisfy any of those metrics.
Philadelphians surely can. Although we have been known to assault beloved holiday figures when they find themselves in the wrong place (Franklin Field) at the wrong time (1968 basically any year before we finally won a championship), we have a hard time swallowing the fact that someone actually gets paid to write columns like the one written by the Washington Post Robin Givhan. She attacked FLOTUS for using the Harvey trip as an opportunity to show how different she is from the rest of the unwashed masses. is the kind of woman who refuses to pretend that her feet will, at any point, ever be immersed in cold, muddy, bacteria infested Texas water, Givhan wrote. is the kind of woman who may listen empathetically to your pain, but she knows that you know that she is not going to experience it. So why pretend?
Why pretend, indeed. Givhan and her ilk have Melania number. When forced to acknowledge that Mrs. Trump had changed into sneakers on the plane and toured the devastation sans stilettos, the Pulitzer Prize winner sniped, was just a costume change for another fashion moment. She knows exactly what Melania was thinking.
Vanity Fair columnist Kenzie Bryant opined that it might not be Melania fault: we confirmed whether or not her foot is part stiletto? That sometime in the early aughts, exhausted by the whole putting shoes on and taking shoes off rigmarole, she just installed a five inch steel rod in her heel? Can someone check, please?