Media Slam Melania for Christmas Beauty but Cheer Celine for Gender-Neutral Kids Clothing
Does the term 'liberal hypocrisy' ring a bell here?
Call it liberal hypocrisy, a double standard, whatever you want when it comes to the mainstream media coverage of those on the Right and the Left — but the recent “reporting” about events connected to first lady Melania Trump and Canadian singer Celine Dion takes the cake.
The media continue to lambast Mrs. Trump over the Christmas decorations and designs she selected for the White House this year.
At the same time, the media are praising Dion for promoting an extremely odd line (to put it mildly) of gender-neutral children’s clothing called Celinununu (sold in conjunction with the online retailer Nununu).
Showing blunt anti-Trump bias, Mic senior political reporter Emily C. Singer wrote on Twitter of the White House holiday decor, “Melania’s Christmas decorations look like they’re straight out of ‘The Shining.'”
Melania's Christmas decorations look like they're straight out of the Shining pic.twitter.com/mVMY7yuxIZ
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) November 26, 2018
And since Melania picked red Christmas trees as decorations for a White House entryway, The Washington Post also felt the need to explain why it did not think that was a very good color.
The publication pointed out that in Europe, red trees are a bad sign because they are sick and dying — ignoring that these are not real trees, number one, and two, that Washington, D.C., by the way, is not Europe.
The beauty magazine Elle said Melania decorated the White House “like a nightmare” and called her Christmas decorating “creepy.”
Meanwhile, Buzzfeed called the red trees “blood trees.”
In contrast, the same types of media outlets spoke glowingly of singer Celine Dion’s controversial new clothing line which, according to its official site, “liberates children from the traditional roles of boy/girl, and enables younger people to grow on values of equality with freedom to strengthen their own power of personality based on mutual respect.”
The media, interestingly, did not seem to have a problem with outfits for little kids featuring skulls, an illuminati-style all-seeing eye, and more.
Unlike much of the media, however, Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo is not so fond of the new line.
He made that clear during a Wednesday night segment of “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News with host Laura Ingraham.
“They have demonic designs with horn hoodies for kids,” he said of the clothing line. “It’s very dark. It’s really sick.”
“Unless you’re a member of the Adams Family or a satanic cult, why would you dress your kids up like this?” he added.
“It’s bizarre. Her heart may go on, but her sales are going to go the way of the Titanic.”
Regardless, other outlets heaped praise on Dion, such as Buzzfeed, which called Dion’s clothing line “iconic” and said she “has cancelled the dusty-a** concept of gender.”
Meanwhile, People magazine said Dion was ending “stereotypes” and promoting equality.
Vox also praised Dion’s line of clothing, saying, “The time is ripe for the type of products Celinununu offers.”
And while Elle called Melania’s Christmas decorating “creepy,” the publication did not say the same of Dion’s wanting boys to dress like girls and vice versa.
Instead, it praised Dion and said, “The children will tell us their gender if and when they’re ready and, as Gender Claus Celine Dion once sang, “And that’s the way it IS!”
Certainly, the disdain for the first lady for wanting to have bold and gorgeous Christmas decorations and the praise for the destruction of traditional gender roles shows exactly where priorities lie in the left-leaning media sphere.
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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.