Melania Trump Makes Interesting Fashion Choice on African Tour

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In keeping with her history of just really great and diplomatic fashion decisions, Melania is running around Africa wearing an actual goddamn pith helmet—a big, fat metonym for colonialism—square on top of her head.

The Guardian explained:

Pith helmets were worn by European explorers and imperial administrators in Africa, parts of Asia and the Middle East in the 19th century before being adopted by military officers, rapidly becoming a symbol of status – and oppression.

Soldiers, guides and wildlife specialists replaced the pith helmet long ago with more practical and less controversial headgear, but they are still in ceremonial use in a handful of countries – and by tourists in Africa who have limited experience of local conditions and sensibilities.

Nothing says “goodwill…

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