Did that get your attention? That was the only purpose of the title. Of course I know of no instance when the current FLOTUS has ever done so, especially for a magazine. But the GQ cover with Melania Trump has become fodder for many haters of The Donald.
Personally I think it's tasteless to go after Trump for something his wife did 16 years ago, although that has become the norm in American politics. Anything a politician ever did, or their spouse or children ever did, can and will be used for ammunition, and is locked, loaded, and fired during election year.
The only thing that amazes me more than people using this old picture is my southern, Christian, conservative friends defending it by saying it was just a profession. Huh? I've read the Bible many times, yet I don't recall any scripture saying it's okay to do certain things as long as you're getting paid for it, although I'm sure that will make a lot of executioners and assassins throughout history feel better, not to mention prostitutes and drug dealers.
Even my friends who were diehard Ted Cruz supporters have long abandoned their anti-Trump campaigns to hop aboard the "Anyone but Hillary" bandwagon. "That was just her job," I've heard and read more times than I can count. Keep in mind these are the same friends who have attacked Michelle Obama relentlessly for eight years for wearing sleeveless blouses and dresses. "That is not how a First Lady dresses."
I guess for this particular criticism to apply, the person in question has to actually be dressed. It's hard to proclaim that a person is not dressed how a FLOTUS should be dressed when they're not actually dressed at all.
I love hypocrisy. It's as much human nature as any personality trait that exists. To be a hypocrite is to be human, or the other way around. What I love most about it is that we are all guilty of it, yet we pretend that we are the only ones not practicing it. It's like someone saying, "Can you believe those people over there breathing air. Shameless."
But rarely in all my years has there been a case so blatantly obvious as going after Mrs. Obama for baring arms and then supporting Mrs. Trump for baring all. It doesn't get any more black-and-white than that. No pun intended.
I guess Michelle's fashion flaws would have been forgiven and overlooked if it had been part of her employment. If she had been the chairperson of the "Shun the Sleeves" movement, or a professional arm wrestler, or a tattoo artist, or a model for GQ magazine, we would have all come together to praise her for it. No conservative would have said or written anything negative at all.