Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Hillary Clinton sashayed over to the United Nations on Sunday wearing a cheap-ass-looking hair clip, meaning she’s again in the middle of a fashion-related uproar.
Search online for “Hillary Clinton hair clip” and you’ll see about 700 related articles. Some peeps are saying the clip is a fashion crime. Other peeps are outraged that the first peeps would comment on anything sartorial about the Secretary of State. The second peeps are all like, “Bitches, you wouldn’t comment on a MAN’S hair clip.”
In June, I did an interview with the Washington Post in which I said that female politicians are unfairly persecuted for their fashion choices. In particular, I defended Hillary and her lack of interest in fashion, saying, “I think Hillary Clinton has just been tormented by fashion over the years, and I think we all need to accept she does not have a stylish bone in her body. It is okay, she is focused on other things.” (I love that the comments I got from assholian Washington Post readers either called my reasonable opinions “boring, trashy”/”garbage” or criticized my appearance. When are we going to institute mandatory IQ tests before allowing people to comment on teh Internets? Long overdue, I tell you.)
“Obviously, “Wear What You Want” doesn’t apply to every situation. You shouldn’t wear a boob belt dress to a funeral. Nor should you wear a skin-tight, backless white halter dress to your first day of work as an intern at CNN.”
I guess I need to add: “Nor should you wear a cheap-ass-looking hair clip — just like the one I got at Duane Reade for $1 and keep in my bathroom for use while I’m washing my face — when you go to the U.N.” This look is indefensible. It’s distracting when someone looks like she didn’t finish getting dressed. It’s not just a female issue. If a man showed up unshaven, with his tie undone, that would be distracting too. The hair clip is so bad that it makes me wonder if Hillary was having an attention-whore (aka Bai Ling) moment because she had a craving for a little negative publicity. To quote a comment troll who once visited this blog: Explain yourself, Hillary Clinton!