Everything US First Lady Melania Trump does is almost always criticized nowadays. We can’t blame people, especially after she wore a pussy bow blouse after the Access Hollywood video leaked and, of course, that damn coat. On the other hand, it gives netizens the chance to create memes and jokes that sometimes get too much.
Okay, maybe Melania’s choice of decor doesn’t really mean anything. Maybe she just likes red because green is boring. Or she’s redeeming herself after last year’s “dead trees.” But humor us for a bit because handmaid-inspired trees are very timely.
As you know, Handmaid’s Tale is one of the shows that the #MeToo movement has resonated with. After all, the story is about the loss of women’s rights and men raping handmaids to conceive children. Even though their world is fictional, the circumstances are getting real by the minute.
If it turns out that Melania and her team were indeed inspired by handmaids, we’re giving them props for creativity and messaging. But seriously though, we want to know the real reason Melania went with blood-red trees because it’s starting to creep me out the longer I stare at them.
Art by Marian Hukom
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