US president, Barack Obama has been receiving a lot of flack for wearing a beige suit to address a press conference on Ukraine and ISIS.
The American press is so shocked at not seeing their Commander-in-chief in a dark suit that the suit actually over shadowed the subject matter of the press conference.
Minutes after the press conference there have been over 4,000 Twitter comments about the President’s choice of attire.
The Suit eventually got its own Twitter account:
According to Mailonline, some users praised the fashion-forward leader of the free world for his bold selection, while others suggested that the taupe two-piece number, paired with a crisp white shirt and a striped grey tie, was not an appropriate ensemble for the occasion.
When he is not playing golf on Martha’s Vineyard or vacationing in Hawaii, Mr Obama has been known to wear dark, sober colors to press conferences and town hall meetings.
Speaking to Vanity Fair in 2012, the president addressed his approach to sartorial choices.
‘You’ll see I wear only grey or blue suits,’ Obama told the magazine. ‘I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.’
The outpouring of snide comments about the beige ensemble donned by the president for the press conference provoked anger in some quarters, with commenters like NBC News’ Louis Dubois fuming that constituents should be paying attention to what Obama says rather than to the color of his suit.
‘Obama is talking about ISIS, Ukraine, immigration and more here. You know, “news.” Yet people are talking about a tan suit,’ he wrote.