Melania Trump, the First Lady Of The U.S., recently spoke at the Republican National Convention. She gave a speech from the White House South Lawn on Thursday, August 27, 2020. While her speech did generate some buzz, much of the internet’s attention was on her dress.
The Internet Uses Melania Trump’s “Green Screen” Dress As A Blank Canvas
Usually, clothing only garners attention when it’s some sort of fashion statement. However, that’s not quite the direction things went this time. It instead had more to do with the fact that her dress was lime green in colour.
For those of you who have seen behind-the-scenes footage on big-budget movies, you may have noticed that these actors often-times don’t film out in the real world. Instead, they’re on sets, surrounded by “green screens”.
Users Highlight The U.S.’s Current Coronavirus Case Numbers
This is because that colour is easy for visual effects artists to isolate. They can then replace it with whatever background a particular scene needs. If you’ve been around the internet long enough, you can probably see where this is going.
Various users used Melania Trump’s dress as a blank canvas. Some were just making silly jokes, like putting the doge meme face over her dress. Others, however, saw this as an opportunity to make some pointed criticisms of President Trump. Media Matter Editor Parker Molloy was one of them.
She used this opportunity to highlight the U.S.’s current status regarding the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve currently recorded around 5.8 million total cases of the virus, with nearly 180,000 deaths. Another tweet from Molloy pointed out an excerpt from a new book authored by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Melania Trump’s former adviser.
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In it, she claims that the First Lady refused to move to the White House until they replaced the Obamas’ toilets. Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show also jumped into the mix. He used her dress to show footage of President Trump hanging out with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The moral of the story is to not wear green during any public appearances. If you do, you’re at the internet’s mercy.