Why Sophie Theallet was wrong to shun Melenia Trump
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We know that the world is not as perfect, peaceful and fair as we all would want it to be, but it will not get any better if we do not put aside our differences, learn to forgive and move forward. Some days ago, Sophie Theallet, Michele Obama’s designer for the past eight years, published an open letter online stating her refusal to work with Melania Trump on account of her husband’s racist, sexist and xenophobic comments. After reading her words, I could think of nothing but how hypocritical they were and how victimised she made the new First Lady sound. Though stating that her brand “stands against all discrimination and prejudice”, Theallat proceed to discrimate against a woman based on the person she decided to marry, not on her actions, accomplishments or personal ideals, and that to me, sounds both discriminatory and prejudiced. Her sentence: guilty until proven innocent.
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