The fashion designer who “dressed” Michelle Obama for 8 years is now refusing to “dress” Melania Trump because of words spoken by her husband, Donald. Sophie Theallet, the designer and “dresser”, said that she would not “participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next first lady” because of the “rhetoric of racism, sexism and xenophobia unleashed by her husband’s presidential campaign”. She won’t “dress” the female Melania because of Donald’s “sexism”? If Ms. Theallet were a good feminist she would take the poor, suffering wife of the “sexist” Trump and lavish dresses on her to help get her mind off her boorish husband.
It appears the famous “dresser” is not even basing her discrimination on what Donald Trump said, but is extending her offended ears to Trump’s campaign staff, and I would like to see what Trump’s staff said that Ms. Theallet thinks is “racist, sexist and xenophobic”. But knowing what Republicans say and what is meant by their words has never stopped a liberal Democrat from calling them racists, etc., anyway, so Ms. Theallet remains in good stead with practicing liberals everywhere.
I believe Ms. Theallet remembered all of the liberal Democrat talking points to be used when a liberal wants to brand a Republican and destroy their reputation, with her list of imagined offences. Keep in mind that she is refusing to “dress” Melania because of what someone else said, not what Melania said, and that’s a good enough reason for me.
And notice that she is refusing to “dress” a woman, a female person, one of the protected classes chosen by liberals to defend and comfort, and she’s not refusing to “dress” Donald, which rings a little sexist to me.
But my big concern is: Where is the ACLU when such offences occur? When a baker refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, the baker went out of business and was probably sued for a fortune for her alleged homophobia. And when a pizza restaurant refused to cater a homosexual party, all hell broke loose and they lost their restaurant and their livelihood. Isn’t Melania an American citizen, and don’t all Americans have the same civil rights, even Republican Americans?
I’m simply asking, why is no one concerned when Republicans are discriminated against and denied their civil rights? And I’m not certain that Melania is even political enough to be a registered Republican; she just happens to be married to Donald Trump. Or maybe the French-born “dresser” has a problem with people born in Slovenia, as Melania was. Either way, Theallet is committing a hate crime and I want her locked up and her business destroyed, just as liberals destroyed the lives of those who preferred to not serve gay couples.
Where am I getting this wrong?