US first Lady Melania Trump is on the spot for donning colonial attire during her safari tour in Kenya.
Mrs Trump wore a white pith hat, riding trousers and boots which were mostly used by the European colonial masters.
Pith helmets were used by the colonial masters to cope with warmer climates, and soon became a key part of commanding officers’ uniforms, as they led local troops. It spread to white civilians and became a symbol of oppression and colonial rule.
Following a series of attacks from Africans about her attire, Mrs Trump in Egypt told reporters, “I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear.”
— Matt Carotenuto (@matt_carotenuto) October 5, 2018
Melania Trump went on a safari in Kenya wearing a pith helmet – a symbol of European colonial rule across Africa 🤦🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/qBPr6puNvf
— 👀 (@IbraYarre) October 7, 2018
Melania: how do I say "I love colonialism" without …
Personal Assistant: "say no more" pic.twitter.com/4r7BNbO6o2
— the struggle's at the border (@harunarsalai) October 6, 2018
This female soldier is all of us every time we see Melania on one of her photo-ops, err, I mean "missions."
"If this colonizer doesn't stop taking her damn selfies…" pic.twitter.com/l4WLeQDIIR
— Alecto AKA Sil Lai Abrams (@Sil_Lai) October 6, 2018
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