08:18 GMT23 April 2021
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    The US First Lady has entered the spotlight in the last few days for her controversial fashion choice – she was photographed disembarking a plane in patterned stockings resembling so-called “fishnets.”

    Photos of First Lady Jill Biden wearing floral-patterned fishnet tights, a leather skirt, and heeled booties flooded Twitter over the weekend after she was spotted donning the outfit while disembarking Executive One Foxtrot on 1 April.

    The attire has irked many twitterians who have accused the 69-year-old first lady of a lack of “class” over her fashion choice. Others defended Jill Biden, saying that she was still far more sophisticated and FLOTUS-appropriate than ex-model and former First Lady Melania Trump, whose decades-old revealing photos are once again doing the rounds online. 

    But Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens says the situation has turned into a “total false equivalence” with people supporting Jill Biden’s outfit by trashing Melania Trump’s old “swimsuit” pics.​

    “What I took issue with is the fact that people were putting up photos of Melania from when she was a swimsuit model as if to sort of decry the fact that people were criticising Jill Biden when ‘look how terribly Melania used to dress’,” Cousens told the media.

    Meanwhile, she argues that it's Melania Trump’s “wrong political affiliation” that should be blamed for what she described as “women tearing down other women.”

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