Photos of Melania Trump wearing stiletto heels have been making the internet rounds and people aren’t happy. The First Lady decided to sport the less than sensible shoes en route to Texas, where the she and the President were briefed about the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.
Thousands have been devastated by the effects of the hurricane, with many families having lost their homes and possessions. Texas governor called the hurricane “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced.” Naturally, there was backlash as many questioned the sensitivity of Melania’s choice in footwear.
Nothing says “disaster” like stiletto heels. pic.twitter.com/XTIhGxkldM
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) August 29, 2017
Melania headed to a disaster zone in stilettos is my Halloween costume. pic.twitter.com/BWhUSKWVQ8
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) August 29, 2017
petition to buy Melania some kind of Skechers or something come on ma. Hunter boots????? Something?
— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) August 29, 2017
And here we have Melania Trump modeling what NOT to wear to a hurricane: 5-inch stilettos.
How out of touch can you be? pic.twitter.com/tZR8o3dYxY
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 29, 2017
Though to her credit, she did change into tennis shoes upon landing.
Oh lookie, here she is in tennis shoes. pic.twitter.com/ytM5SF123H
— Diana247 (@Diana24724) August 29, 2017
Which was a good move, but then there was her luggage.
Louis Vuitton luggage is a must for visiting a hurricane ravaged state pic.twitter.com/E6IAaIRaXl
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) August 29, 2017
On the other hand, others said there were bigger fish to fry than Melania’s choice of shoes…like her choice in men.
Everybody is worried about Melania’s shoe choice and I am over here worried about her choice in men. #FLOTUS
— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) August 29, 2017
Or the real issues her husband causes Americans every day.
If you’re worked up about Melania’s heels, you clearly have never been to Eastern Europe. Trump gives us real issues daily, try 1 of those.
— John Schindler (@20committee) August 30, 2017
At the end of the day, we should probably cut Melania some slack. As Trevor Noah says, “in Melania’s defense, she lives in a permanent disaster zone, and that’s what she always wears.”