Over in tweetville, there seems to be a building Twitter-storm over something that occurred four days ago - President Trump´s compliments to France´s first lady, Brigitte Macron, on her figure. "You´re in such good shape. She´s in such good physical shape. Beautiful," Trump told the French President´s wife, who was standing next to first lady Melania Trump. They are yelling sexism, claiming sex-harassment, bellowing about commodification, claiming looks-ism -- all for the pretty innocuous remark. The president didn´t comment on her boob size, her rear end shape, what he´d like to do, what he thinks her sexual history might be, or anything
No need to insult "60-ish" women to make the point. More likely, it is the militant feminists of all ages and, of course, Trump-hating liberals who are critics of Trump´s compliment to Ms. Macron. I can´t speak for all women, but compliments are always welcome for me!
Are these the same critics that pointed out Michelles toned arms every chance they got? Or how in shape the Wookie was? How fabulous her wardrobe? These same people criticize a compliment to a woman over 60? Let´s just say, I have worked very hard to get back into a shape other than round, I would love acknowledgement of my hard work.
As a former Creative Director for a large AAAA agency, I would never have approved an ad with a message that was certain to alienate half of the client´s target audience. How can this Reebok ad be good for business?
#4, I am going to picture you as looking fabulous! You get that for your hard work. I used to be super thin and now I have rounded out, all in the wrong places. There was a time when I would have cared, now I don´t give a flying flip. With me what you see is what you get. I quit smoking cold turkey after 45 years only to find the shortest route to the kitchen. I enjoy a compliment too. I think it is mostly a friendly way of saying ´how are you? I´m glad to meet/see you.´ Everyone says it in a different way, even POTUS. I bet our POTUS didn´t offer Mrs. Macron a cigar!
After seeing that absurdly pc Reebok "response," I am so glad I´ve never bought Reebok shoes.
Yes, Trump´s remark may have been a bit awkward. But I doubt Mrs Macron was offended; agree with the author that more likely she was secretly delighted at the compliment (which I believe I´m allowed to say, being a 6oish woman myself).
Well, you can flame me all you want but I would be offended---just as I was when he said unjustified, uncalled for, disgusting things to Carly Fiorina. The problem is, it ages him. He´s living in the past in a time when a guy in the office could say, "Hey, baby, you´ve got a sweet fill-in-the-blank" and a woman was supposed to be thrilled with the comment. "You´re in great shape..." for WHAT? For your age? For being an older woman? For being a woman? This type of comment is patronizing; always has been, always will be. Who is HE to judge? Who asked his opinion? For those making excuses for his cheap behavior, let me pose the following question: Would you excuse and praise the spouse of another world leader if she told Trump, "You´re NOT in good shape"...and would you brush it off as just being "honest?"
And I don´t know what you could say to Mme Macron, Frankly, I find her quite unattractive (wouldn´t say it at any other time, though). She isn´t very pretty and her fashion sense is scary.
The harlequin thing she was wearing last week was just one of her fashion mistakes. She has worse taste than Michelle Obama. (He might just have been frightened by what she was wearing..he IS married to Melania, after all.
But she has a great figure. I´d just be gracious and say "Merci" if Trump noticed my hard work (which it is). She obviously works on her figure, so he paid her a compliment -maybe not how I would, but he was trying to be nice.
Leave it to the libbie snowflakes to complain. Like they have the market cornered on good taste and gracious behavior...yeah.
The media-driven health & fitness craze has bombarded the world for the past few decades. As a result, there are now work-out gyms throughout this country where, ´shape,´ is everything. In light of that fad, Pres. Trumps´ compliment for the French First Lady was entirely appropriate. ...Just another, ´sign of the times.´
Sidebar: That same media ignores reporting the numbers of injuries incurred due to related accidents, improper exercise & related exercise equipment.
Rush was talking about this, I was shaking my head at the foolish stuff that people, and mostly women, it would seem, get cranked up about. Can´t compliment her? OK, Wow. This anti-PC man still compliments women when they look nice.
A female caller commented that it would have been OK if he had said "Melania and I think you are in great shape." but not OK for him to say it without bring her into it. When questioned, she said, "Well, it sounds like a come on." I punched the off button at that point, my insanity sensor was pegged and starting to overheat, plus I needed a break from the craziness.
Wow, some people are just entirely nuts. I am glad that the women in my life are not like some of these loons.
Only the idiots on the left could take a complement, and perceive it to be an insult. Everyone is obsessed with their body, eating the right foods, going to the gym, but if you mention how good they look, you have committed a PC violation.
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