Make no mistake, everything the First Lady wears is calculated, from a simple dress to a “I really don’t care, do u?” jacket. Her latest outfit while in Kenya has people disturbed.
While visiting one of the places Trump believes is a sh*t hole, Melania Trump wore a hat and outfit that symbolizes white impearlism. She wore a white pith helmet, which was worn by Europeans in African colonies. Matthew Carotenuto, a historian at St. Lawrence University in New York, tweeted, “It’s like showing up to a meeting of African-American cotton farmers in a Confederate uniform.” See below:
Kim Yi Dionne, a political-science professor at the University of California, Riverside, told the New York Times, “When people think of Africa, they have these standard narratives. Her attire is a signal of her understanding of what Africa is in 2018. It’s tired and it’s old and it’s inaccurate.”
Melania also reportedly complained that she wishes people would focus on what she does rather than what she wears.
Twitter clearly was not here for it, see the reactions below:
So they have drugs over there that make you channel Peter O'Toole, or there is some other mindboggling crap going on. Anyone have any clues? #MelaniaInKenya #FLOTUSinAfricaBingo #FLOTUSInAfrica pic.twitter.com/XnH4hwbZrF— Simmo's Secret Squirrel (@RoadMeetsFeet) October 6, 2018
Wife of the wannabe dictator goes with the colonist look in Africa...https://t.co/g3EToO7Iw6— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) October 5, 2018
Melania Trump is now in Africa, putting on a fake smile for photo ops and looking absolutely foolish.— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) October 2, 2018
Her disgusting husband called African nations “shitholes.”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This woman has a TEAM of stylists. She KNOWS exactly what she is doing. None of her fashion choices are accidents. She is complicit to all of her husband’s bigotry. Never forget her birther claims. #FuckMelaniehttps://t.co/3LUrkeZ5wS— 🤍❄️💗BohoGirlResists💗❄️🤍 (@KikiAdine) October 6, 2018
Oh my goodness. She wore a pith helmet! “Uh yeah, I’m a white woman going to Africa, I’ll need a colonizer outfit. I’m a Natasha, but I really want to be a Commander McBragg!” Kids are still in cages and concentration camps on the border. #vote #VoteNoOnKavanaugh #BlueWave— CT (@CatTrip1) October 5, 2018
Pith helmet was popularized in late 19th century & favored by British offrs in Africa, so much so that it’s bc a symbol of colonial rule & oppression. Bad reminder 4 Africans. She prob doesn't know the history & wore as fashion statement. #MelaniaInKenya https://t.co/OJ3DpeQyKL— Maria Schell-Cannon (@schell50) October 6, 2018