First lady Melania Trump is taking heat on social media after posting a Christmas selfie, which feminist champions on the left claim is like a “playboy” picture.
So much for empowering women, not being sexist, and defending a woman’s right to post a photo without being sexualized and talked down to.
Once again the liberal left’s hypocrisy shines through…forgetting the selfies that Michelle Obama posted over the years when she was first lady, that, when using the left’s standards, can also be construed as a bit inappropriate (see tweets below video).
In the selfie posted, Melania Trump is wearing a Santa cap, expressing a look of surprise.
A festive filter on the photo features a shimmering golden reindeer.
Like much anything the president or his wife do, the photo drew swift reaction from the social media universe. There were, of course, responses heavily steeped in politics. But the discussion that has gained the most traction concerns whether such a casual photograph is acceptable from a first lady.
Negative comments came from supporters and detractors of the Trumps, as did more favorable responses, following the early Monday morning tweet.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 25, 2017
I’m a strong @realDonaldTrump supporter & was hoping someone had hijacked @FLOTUS twitter account. I think it is reminiscent of my father’s old Playboys or a Dean Martin Christmas Special, both of which sent wrong signal to me as 15 year old girl..insulting my self-worth & image.
— Themis (@themisrules) December 27, 2017
Not a fan of Melania but there is nothing wrong with this picture. It shows seasonal happiness.
— claire durst (@clairedurst) December 27, 2017
Some went to great efforts to express their support of the first lady.
— [?] Rob Christie[?] (@RobChristie11) December 25, 2017
There were also those with reminders that Melania Trump was not the first occupant of the White House to break into spontaneous duck face.
Why is everyone hating on Melania’s selfie. Michelle did it too. It’s not THAT big of a deal people. pic.twitter.com/svIxjqrwcb
— Roberto Kim (@robertoexla) December 27, 2017
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.