Whether it is about wearing designer stilettos to a hurricane disaster sight, or wearing sunglasses at night, in the dark, First Lady Melania Trump just can’t seem to shake off the public’s harsh criticism of her extravagant and sometimes inappropriate fashion choices.
This is the second time in a week that Melania has been berated on social media sights on the topic of sunglasses. In the first instance, as reported by the Daily Mail, the first lady was rebuked by Twitter users for keeping her shades on – thus unable to make eye-contact – while meeting Puerto Rican hurricane victims.
But this time Twitter was abuzz with comments about Melania wearing large, dark sunglasses in the dead of night.
Yesterday President Donald Trump was accompanied by Melania to a memorial service for the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting incident. At this point, Melania was already wearing her big black sunglasses, which she must have kept on for the journey back to Washington.
First Lady Melania stepped off Marine One dressed in an elegant black garment after landing on the White House lawn. What did not make sense to the social media fashion police was why Melania would need to wear eye protection from the sun when the sun was not shining.
Some members of the public suggested that it might be that Melania is unable to show empathy towards the victims of the recent spate of natural disasters, while other speculate that it may just be a fashion quirk and nothing more.
Ok, but what is the reason for Melania (whatever her name is) wearing sunglasses at all times, including night time for at least 1 week? https://t.co/FxVAWQdKSt
— Lily (@LilyMazahery) August 30, 2017
#Melania keeps wearing
sunglasses at night, and
nobody can work out why
— Kunle Stephen (@kunlerystar) October 5, 2017
Why the sunglasses at night, Melania. ????????????????
— Denise (@DeniseTut) October 5, 2017
So do we think Melania wears the big sunglasses so she can hide an eye roll? pic.twitter.com/HZhF6RAhvx
— Reitwoman ???????????????????? (@reitwoman) October 4, 2017
But, oddly, the first lady seems to have a pattern of wearing sunglasses at night. She was wearing them on Tuesday night when the Trumps returned from Puerto Rico.
And again, in late August, those big black glasses made an appearance as Melania, and President Trump returned from Houston.
In fact, the dark glasses arrived on the scene after Donald, Melania, and Barron came back to the White House earlier this year following what was considered to be a working vacation.
Each time this has happened, the sun had long vanished beneath the horizon, taking with it all the light and glare that sunglasses were made for.
In Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Melania already came under fire for choosing to wear her sunglasses while meeting victims and rescue workers that were recovering from a violent hurricane that nearly wiped out all electricity and water infrastructure in the region.
For some Twitter users, Melania’s glasses were offensive to the people of Puerto Rico who weren’t able to make eye-contact with her.
“I wonder if Melania Trump wears big sunglasses in public so no one can see her rolling her eyes at the B.S. her hubby says.”
Another quipped: “I’m making a public plea to Melania Trump: stop with the sunglasses (and the heels at disaster areas).”
Just watching these setups for photos! Melania wearing her sunglasses like the people don’t deserve to look in her privileged eyes! No class
— Janice Prudhel (@ladyj461) October 3, 2017
I'm making a public plea to Melania Trump: stop with the sunglasses (and the heels at disaster areas).
— Ellie Kreidie (@EllieKreidie) October 3, 2017
Has Melania taken off her large, expressionless sunglasses just once? Has she smiled? Remember how the GOP critiqued hardworking FLOTUSes?
— Dawn (@Alba_Dawn) October 4, 2017
Melania wears her mirrored sunglasses & hat pulled low so she can really project warmth & caring to the people of #PuertoRico????????
— alison wonderland (@Alisonnj) October 3, 2017
Another wrote: “With all the suffering people in the world, PLEASE Melania Trump take off your frigging sunglasses and look them in the eye.” While another user observed the first lady’s behavior closely.
“Melania Trump can’t even look #PuertoRico victims in the eye. Wears massive sunglasses & baseball cap, stands at distance when shaking hands.”
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