By NICKY CHAMP
Welcome to our world President Obama.
For decades, female politicians have been openly subjected to criticism of their wardrobe, hair and makeup choices, and on Thursday, President Obama found out exactly what it’s like to be a woman in politics.
The US president was giving a press conference about the situation in Ukraine and Iraq, but it was his tan suit that overshadowed his message.
The ‘fashion fail’ sparked the Twitter hashtag #YesWeTan – a pun on his 2008 Presidential campaign tagline Yes We Can.
“OK now that the suit is off the screen can someone tell us what Obama said,” @HuffPostMedia tweeted.
In what is possibly the first time (wait, do Tony Abbott’s budgie smugglers count?), a male politician’s outfit was held to the same ridiculous standards as a woman’s.
Which is something Hillary Clinton knows all about. The former US Secretary of State has endured 20 years of criticism over everything from the length of her hair, penchant for wearing scrunchies, and lack of makeup.
When asked about her appearance at the height of ‘Scrunchiegate’ in a CNN interview, Clinton refused to be drawn into a debate about something as unimportant as what she did with her hair.
“If I want to wear my glasses, I’m wearing my glasses. If I want to wear my hair back I’m pulling my hair back. You know at some point it’s just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention,” Clinton said.