The pope had a little-known close encounter with the miracles of capitalism – thanks to Michelle Obama.
The pontiff was praised this week for turning down an invite to lunch with congressional elite, choosing instead to dine with the homeless.
But Pope Francis couldn’t get out of having to meet the first lady, who showed up to greet him on Wednesday in a not-so-frugal $2,290 dress.
So much for everyone giving up some things… What the Obama ladies wore to greet the pope http://t.co/ss9p2dflcP
— Amazon Princess ™ (@rpowell8124) September 24, 2015
Michelle Obama wears turquoise cowl neck belted flare dress by designer Carolina Herrera to greet Pope Francis today. #PopeInDC #FLOTUS — True Fashionista Now (@TFnow) September 22, 2015
Michelle Obama’s dress choice isn’t out of character for a woman who’s become accustomed to the finer things in life. The fact that FLOTUS couldn’t scale back her exorbitant taste even while meeting the world’s most vocal proponent for the poor and downtrodden says a lot.
Obama probably figured the mainstream media wouldn’t make a big stink about it like they did when they excoriated Ann Romney for the $990 dollar blouse she wore on “CBS This Morning in 2012.” (And, of course, she was right.)
Social media on the other hand, thinks Mrs. Romney deserves and apology:
Anxiously await the media outrage that was given to Ann Romney. *crickets* https://t.co/AuSquqh9ne
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) September 24, 2015
Wait a minute….didn’t Ann Romney get shredded for wearing an expensive dress?!? Oh, she’s a Republican? Ok https://t.co/8AXj2jgnWk — Zach Ward (@zachward1) September 24, 2015
And who could forget the selective media “outrage” lashed out against Romney over this dress “scandal”:
@TheRickWilson Or when the price of Ann Romney’s dress was used in a headline: http://t.co/Kxnmf9CNEe — T (@FirstTeamTommy) February 12, 2014
Ridiculous, and let’s face it, Romney wasn’t meeting the pope.
@rpowell8124 Just think of how many illegal aliens Michelle could feed with the proceeds from that dress. — lisaed (@LisaedLisa) September 24, 2015
Seriously. Someone alert the pontiff.
Whaaat? And it didn’t even fit properly! It was straining #Capilalism @sbg1 @politico — Carole Gilman (@CaroleGilman) September 24, 2015
@sbg1 @politico just what the pope stands for overpriced garments to make him feel welcomed our country is ridiculous — Scott Romens (@romens99) September 24, 2015
@sbg1 @politico $2000 dress is not very humble. #PopeInDC
— Jenney Bumpas (@JenBumpas) September 24, 2015
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