11:59 GMT24 January 2020
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    As FLOTUS appeared in public by her better half’s side at the D-Day ceremony in Normandy on Thursday, the internet couldn’t help but notice that she didn’t remove her pair of solid black shades even during the event.

    Fans have lashed out at Melania Trump after she joined the 75th D-Day anniversary celebrations alongside her husband, wearing a pair of sunglasses that appeared to match her bespoke mid-length black coat and corresponding black heels.

    Having seen FLOTUS’ smart black-framed shades, which were perhaps specially chosen for the sombre but solemn occasion, Twitterians rushed to drop critical remarks, with many viewing the accessory as “disrespectful”. 

    Some went as far as to thunder that it was utterly rude not to take the sunglasses off during the commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony. Some, meanwhile, remarked that it was unbefitting to keep them on during the commencement.

    One even invented a hashtag to generalise the US first couple’s approach: #MobsterWhiteHouse, with another echoing the stance:

    “It's always about her looks. How disrespectful. The woman just has no class”, the Internet user noted.

    However, many struck back in response to the derogatory comments, arguing that there could be real physiological reasons for Melania not to remove the accessory:

    “What's wrong with Melania wearing sunglasses? Maybe the sun was in her eyes. What's wrong with you people”, one Twitterian wrote in indignation, while another referred to the criticism as “the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen”:

    One similarly remarked that if there had been no sunglasses at all, haters would have found fault with something else, like excessive squinting, for instance:

    Another user appears to have come up with a somewhat reconciliatory approach, bringing together the two opposing points of view:

    Separately, the longstanding conspiracy theory of a body double was also brought up in comments:


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