During President Donald Trump’s official state visit to France last week, he created a controversy with comments he made to French First Lady Brigitte Macron.
While Trump was torched by critics for calling the 64-year-old First Lady “in good physical shape” and “beautiful,” one of those critics — athletic gear manufacturer Reebok — received a torching of its own.
The festivities for Reebok began after it tweeted a flow-chart, suggesting it’s never appropriate for a man make such egregious comments to a woman:
In case you were wondering when it IS appropriate to say, “You’re in such good shape…beautiful,”… THIS: pic.twitter.com/Z1cnnRD8Ut
— Reebok (@Reebok) July 14, 2017
In other words, a woman should never be treated in such a “sexist” manner.
While most Twitterers told Reebok in no uncertain terms to stick to making athletic gear and stay out of politics, comedian Jim Norton took a different tack, hitting the company where it hurts most — smack-dab in its hypocritical glass house.
Turns out Reebok employs a bit of sexism of its own, as Norton gleefully pointed out:
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) July 15, 2017
[Norton drops mic, walks off stage.]
As the criticism rolled on “DCVintage” used the meme of the year to take a shot:
Reebok is FAKE SHOES!!!!1!!!!!
— DCVintage (@dorotheascloset) July 15, 2017
Yep, “Fake Shoes.” And of course that ad campaign:
Selective moral outrage is unbecoming. Particularly when it’s a wee bit hypocritical.
Source: Conservative Daily