In an anonymously written article targeting Melania Trump, Vogue Magazine took aim at the first lady’s appearance in her Christmas portrait, likening her image to a “wax statue.” That was a big mistake.
Earlier this week, First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump unveiled their stunning White House Christmas portrait. In the flawless photo, the happy couple is seen standing hand in hand in the Cross Hall of the White House in between rows of decorated Christmas trees. Melania is wearing a breathtaking white gown which hugs her enviable figure perfectly and shimmers in the light.
Indeed, it doesn’t get any more perfect than this year’s White House Christmas portrait. But, that doesn’t mean the usual suspects weren’t waiting in the wings to pick apart the photo as soon as it was released, seemingly intent on finding any little thing to criticize. Apparently, at a loss for something legitimate to take issue with, Vogue Magazine had the audacity to say that the first couple
Honestly, there aren’t many people who are so good-looking that their actual photo might resemble the perfection of a wax statue. Although, it’s clear from Vogue‘s article that they weren’t trying to pay the President and First L
“Melania Trump just posted this year’s White House Christmas portrait, and the optics of the annual holiday photo have a certain surreal quality,” asserted the anonymous Vogue writer. “The photo, which was reportedly snapped before the first couple headed to the Congressional Ball last Saturday, shows FLOTUS and POTUS looking almost like cardboard cutout versions of themselves,” the piece continued.
“Switching up last year’s black ensemble for a white one, Melania Trump wears a sequin Céline dress, while Donald Trump dons his usual Mar-a-Lago look, a chin-cinching tuxedo,” adds the anonymous writer. “For the second year in a row, the couple’s son, Barron, is not pictured, but even more notably missing from the setup are the blood-red trees Melania Trump shared in the White House Christmas decorations video earlier in the month,” the article rambled on.
“But why do we get the distinct feeling that we’re being greeted by wax statues?” asks Vogue‘s misguided writer.
Perhaps it’s because the person writing the article is completely deranged. It’s no wonder this hack wanted to remain anonymous. Apparently, this is what passes for “journalism” these days.
Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor was quick to put things into perspective, telling Fox News, “Notice how no one at Vogue was brave enough to put their name on this utter piece of garbage? This isn’t journalism, it’s crap. It belongs in the same sewer that Vogue inhabits.”
According to Gainor, “major media have done more to discredit legitimate journalism than anything their critics — even Donald Trump — could ever do.”
“It’s because of garbage ‘news’ stories like this … that journalism is in the awful state it is in,” he said. “Vogue is especially disgusting here by complaining about the president and first lady because they are smiling and holding hands. It’s even more laughable because it’s so bitter and vindictive.”
Indeed, it’s hard to characterize Vogue‘s piece as anything but bitter and vindictive. There is no actual journalism going on, just unwarranted criticism of the first couple’s looks.
The same would have never been done to the Obamas, who were seemingly untouchable in the media’s eyes, even though many of us could barely bring ourselves to look at them by the time their tenure in the White House was up.
The Trumps, on the other hand, are much easier on the eyes, particularly Melania, a former runway model. Maybe the anonymous Vogue writer was just jealous.