UPDATE (November 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. EST): Last June, Chelsea Clinton was out and about at a fundraiser in New York City when several blogs (ahem Daily Mail) and twitter users mocked her choice of “destroyed” footwear. Now, a few months after the first attack on her worn-in wardrobe, Chelsea Clinton proudly wore her trusted nude pumps once again, this time at Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Summit. And one again, the Daily Mail has mocked her for it. Quite frankly, I don’t see a problem here. Shoes are meant to be worn! I wear the same shoes everyday. Chelsea is a woman of the people, lest you forget what she had to say last time:
This made me laugh. Hard. Then I realized I'm wearing the same shoes again today. So I laughed harder! https://t.co/39yxVbbVvg
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 7, 2017
Another day, another ridiculous reason to critique a woman’s outfit. On Tuesday, a certain British paper wrote about the outfit Chelsea Clinton wore to an art fundraiser in New York City. Clinton’s look consisted of a simple black sheath dress, tweed jacket, and a pair of nude pumps — sounds nice and weather-appropriate, if not exactly newsworthy, right? Well, not if you’re the Daily Mail. The paper devoted the majority of an actual article that it actually published to mocking Clinton’s “destroyed” shoes.
Proving its reputation as the least-subtle paper on the planet, the Daily Mail went on to share close-up pics of the heels in question from the front, back, and sides as though they’re key evidence in a criminal trial. The writer whipped out the thesaurus, referring to the heels as “busted,” “damaged,” and “destroyed,” and further elaborated the grave crimes of which the shoes are guilty: They apparently contain a “chunk of missing resin exposing the steel heel in the shoe.” Excuse me while I clutch my pearls and shield the eyes of any young children nearby.