Melania Trump wears Dolce & Gabbana dress on Thanksgiving despite 'racist' ad controversy
First Lady Melania Trump was reportedly aware of the racist ad but, as far as she was concerned, it was a big fuss over nothing
Melania Trump, just like her husband and POTUS Donald Trump, is a gift that keeps giving. Although the first lady looked top-notch in her black Dolce & Gabbana dress on Thanksgiving, her wardrobe choice caused a massive backlash on social media over the brand's recent 'racist ad' controversy.
Dolce & Gabbana has been receiving a lot of flak over one of their video ads which has been deemed as extremely 'racist' by the Asian community. And Melania wearing their dress simply added fuel to the fire. "Insensitive Bitch! She really don't care!" said one user on Twitter, while another wrote, "She’ll pretend like she didn’t know. #bebest"
A few people also came out in support of the first lady's decision to go forward with her wardrobe choice on the festive occasion of Thanksgiving. "You wouldn’t be saying s**t if Michelle Obama was wearing it! I’m so sick and tired of the race card bs! I hope this stops soon!" wrote one social media user in defense of the FLOTUS.
Even though Melania has in the past been slammed for supporting a brand that put out distasteful ads, she somehow still doesn't seem to understand all the hype and continues to feel that Dolce & Gabbana is great at what they do.
“Melania has always been a huge fan of Dolce & Gabbana, she absolutely loves their clothes and likes both designers Domenico [Dolce] and Stefano [Gabbana] personally,” a source close to the first lady said.
“Of course Melania was aware of the racism controversy, but as far as she’s concerned it was a big fuss over nothing, they apologized, people should just move on and get over it. Melania puts a lot of thought into everything she wears, so it was no accident that she purposely chose to wear a Dolce & Gabbana dress—especially as she has worn it previously–she did so as an act of solidarity and support for D&G,” the source added.
Domenico and Stefano, the D&G partners, however, did end up apologizing for their ad which some viewers called disrespectful toward Chinese culture after it showed Asian models eating Italian food with chopsticks. “PRETTY, PRETTY RACIST Dolce & Gabbana. Especially since y’all stole pasta from China to begin with,” one tweet read.
“Orientalism is expressed so explicitly in this ad. It’s very offensive to portrait all Chinese ppl in such a stereotypical way,” another read. It was after all the slamming tweets that the designers under the fashion label filmed a video of their apology and posted it to the official Dolce & Gabbana Twitter account.
“Over the past few days, we have thought long and hard with great sadness about everything that has happened and what we have caused in your country and we are very sorry,” Domenico said in the video. “We have always been in love with China. We’ve visited it and seen many of its cities. We love your culture and we certainly have much to learn. That is why we are sorry if we made mistakes in the way we expressed ourselves.”
Apart from the apology, another thing which the first lady is unable to wrap her head around is why her fashion choices are being made a big deal of, since she has never before been involved in any controversies of this kind, as per reports.
“Melania grew up in a time and place where people didn’t get upset at absolutely anything and everything, she thinks people take offense way too easily these days, and believes they should just learn to chill out more and perhaps even laugh at things instead of getting angry at the slightest thing,” the source continued. “Meanwhile, Melania definitely got a kick out of wearing the dress and the reaction from the liberal media — it definitely appealed to her sense of humor.”