I vividly remember when Melania Trump wore that jacket that read ‘I really don’t care, do U?’ to visit an immigrant children’s facility in Texas. I almost puked in my mouth. For weeks I actively disengaged with everything to do with Melania, in much the same way I did when her husband made that vile comment about ‘grab them by the pussy.’
According to Marie Claire US, during the visit, Melania said, ‘I would also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible’, seemingly without seeing the irony in it all.
“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
I’ve had major trouble trying to understand this family’s acts of profound sexism, racism, and plain disregard for other people’s lives, except their own. To put things into context, more than 2 300 children were separated from their families between mid-April and early June in the US. All that Melania afforded these families was a hypothetical whitewashed almost-solution that never came to light.
Now, her choice of headgear has caused an uproar. The FLOTUS has been visiting African countries, and during a safari tour of Kenya, she wore a pith helmet.
This choice was not well received, given its link with colonialism in Africa. Pith helmets were worn by military personnel who were in the armies of major colonial powers, from countries such as Britain, France and Spain. That is, they were worn by soldiers, part of whose job it was to enforce colonial law, and are symbolic of expeditions and colonial conquests. In the context of Melania’s trip, a helmet was unnecessary, and she should have been aware that her attire would be offensive.
— Matt Carotenuto (@matt_carotenuto) October 5, 2018
There has also been rumours she’s been trolling Donald Trump with her outfits this whole time to make a point about his politics. But maybe, JUST maybe, she could use all the resources at her disposal as FLOTUS and get the help she seemingly needs? And perhaps we could stop making excuses for a grown woman and her fashion choices, and hold her accountable for the million times she’s directed a big ‘F you’ sign at the rest of us?
Defending her recent hat choice, Melania said, ‘You know what, we just completed an amazing trip. We went to Ghana, we went to Malawi, we went to Kenya, here we are in Egypt. I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear.
‘It’s very important what I do – what we’re doing with USAID and what I do with my initiatives. I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear.’
Rolling my eyes to the back of my head – Melania, just stop being offensive. It’s super, super easy.
H/T Marie Claire UK