Melania Trump trolls us all by using her position of privilege to do a crappy thing
While boarding a plane en route to Texas before visiting immigrant children being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border, Melania Trump wore a jacket with the words “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” written on the back in bold font.
Here’s the truth about it: it’s not insensitive. It’s not tone-deaf. It’s perfectly calculated and cruel.
Where to even begin? Honestly. Can we all stop begging the Melanias and the Ivankas of this nightmare of an administration to have a heart now? Because if wearing a literal sandwich board that screams “I DON’T FUCKING CARE” isn’t enough to convince Americans that THEY DON’T FUCKING CARE, then we’re all just doomed.
The jacket itself is under $40 and sold by Zara, a retailer who probably never imagined something of this magnitude occurring over a cheap army jacket.
And before anyone chimes in with any “let’s give her the benefit of the doubt” nonsense, here’s something to help you check yourself before you wreck yourself.
FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe." pic.twitter.com/Bp4Z8n455G
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 21, 2018
This is hardly the first time the First Lady has made a deliberate outfit choice. Remember when the infamous “grab ’em by the pussy” tape dropped and she decided to wear a pink, pussy-bow blouse to the Presidential debate shortly after?
Yeah. She knows exactly what the fuck she’s doing. And subtlety ain’t it.
Naturally, the internet was all over her shitty jacket choice — exactly as she intended, to be sure, but still — it’s hard not to be all “wtf?” about it. Because WTF.
She’s disgusting. They all are. Impeachment isn’t even enough honestly. https://t.co/HoanZLP4Sf
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 21, 2018
Indifference. Lack of interest or care.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) June 21, 2018
I had to look this up about ten times before I realized and accepted that it was real. https://t.co/O6TeaGx4Lk
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) June 21, 2018
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) June 21, 2018
She appeared to only wear the jacket on board the plane, but really — does it even matter? The damage is done.
Writer Parker Molloy decided to remind everyone who does, in fact, care and that we are all capable of showing it in a productive way.
Since Melania Trump's jacket said "I really don't care"…
I set up https://t.co/GL1FF0KpBs
Click the link and it'll take you to a site where you can donate to 14 awesome groups helping immigrants all at once. Feel free to RT if that's your jam. pic.twitter.com/TPc4y4ZUfh
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 21, 2018
IReallyDoCare.Com redirects to ActBlue.com, a site that lists 14 different organizations and charities that are helping immigrants and immigrant children.
Because a power move isn’t using your position of extreme privilege to don a condescending, smarmy piece of clothing. Positive action is a real power move.