According to Twitter, Tom Ford called Melania Trump a “glorified escort.” The only problem? He never said it.
The comment in question attributed to the designer is over his supposed refusal to dress the first lady. “I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men,” Ford is quoted as saying. However, there is no attribution to where the supposed remark came from and a quick search won’t pull up any interview where Ford said those words. (Yahoo Lifestyle reached out to a rep for Ford for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.)
Still, Trump supporters quickly called for the Los Angeles based designer to be canceled.
BEING MEAN SPIRITED IS NOT A GOOD LOOK. I AM RETURNING MY TOM FORD PRODUCTS. THANKS. BYE FELICIA.
Hey Tom Ford, you have the gall to talk down on Melania Trump? Seriously? Your husband is 71 years old. Have fun with his old cajones you POS! #DemsWillNeverRecover because of people like you. #MAGA#KAG
my nephew bought Tom Ford sun Rx, they were a piece of cheap garbage. Aviator frames that were warped and the lens kept falling out. When I told him how egregious and hateful Ford is, he returned them #MAGA
Ford’s non-quote went viral when someone on Twitter posted it in a since-deleted message. The same user then tweeted a link to a Washington Post article about Ford’s 2016 appearance on The View where he explained why he won’t dress Melania.
Melania Trump attended the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations alongside her husband. Her black dress was thought to be a slight towards President Trump as many people on the internet saw her outfit as a gesture of support for sexual assault survivors.
The Trumps welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda to the White House in September. The problem? Melania was wearing a wool coat while it was still 80 degrees outside. Furthermore, she didn't remove her coat while dining inside with the Polish first lady, which Twitter deemed not the best hostess tactic.
Melania Trump tried her hand at gardening for the second time to plant an Eisenhower Oak at the White House in August. The $4000 skirt and sky-high Louboutin heels she wore to dig soil sent the internet aflame.
"Melania is launching her new line of Gardening Attire, accompanied by the standard 4-inch heels," joked one Twitter user.
FLOTUS stepped out on August 20th in Maryland to promote her Be Best initiative and discuss cyberbullying. To the event, she wore the once-controversial pussy-bow blouse -- the same style she sported during the 2016 presidential debate after the Access Hollywood leak.
Arguably her most controversial outfit yet, Melania sported a jacket emblazoned with the words "I Really Don't Care Do You" to visit migrant children separated from their parents in Texas. The Zara jacket retails for $39.
Melania arrived at POTUS' State of the Union at the start of the new year in a white Dior pantsuit. Many members of Congress chose to wear black in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and in protest of the Trump administration: Melania stood out in all white.
Following Ivana Trump's controversial interview in October, Melania donned an emerald green shirtdress from British brand Cefinn to an official visit to Lily's Place to visit with families affected by addiction. It's the first non-profit infant recovery center in the world.
The dress was designed by former first lady of Britain Samantha Cameron. Is she reminding everyone of her status?
Though this photo was taken at the White House Congressional Picnic in June, the Trumps tweeted a photo from the event to wish the country a happy Labor Day the following September.
"We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel," POTUS wrote. Ironically, Melania's dress was designed by Mary Katrantzou, a Greek-born British designer. Twitter had *a lot* to say.