Twitter lost its mind this morning when a quote attributed to fashion designer Tom Ford began to circulate wherein he reportedly referred to First Lady Melania Trump as a “glorified escort.”
Slow your roll, Twitter – Tom Terrific never threw that shade.
The alleged quote that went viral was in reference to the designer refusing to dress the First Lady.
“I have no interest in dressing a glorified escort who steals speeches and has bad taste in men,” is how the quote read, but, no source was attributed. And a Google search found nothing to substantiate the quote.
The comment was probably somewhat believable in that Ford did say during a November 2016 appearance on The View that he had ‘declined’ to dress her some years before explaining, “She’s not necessarily my image.”
The filmmaker went on to add that he felt his clothes were “too expensive” for a First Lady as he believed the wife of a president has to “relate to everybody.”
Here’s the clip from 2016 right after the election.
So, no – Tom didn’t call Melania a “glorified escort.”
But ’Tom Ford’ was trending on Twitter anyway with Trump supporters calling for a boycott of all things Tom Ford. The Trumpers wanted Tom cancelled!
And that’s where it got pretty funny.
A fan of Tom Ford till today. Melanie Trump our FLOTUS. ALL MY TOM FORD GOING TO EBAY, AND NO MORE TOM FORD!
— deplorabledame (@deplorabledame1) March 19, 2019
The MAGA folks boycotting Tom Ford know he doesn’t make the trucks, right?
— T.R. Morley (@TheRealMorley) March 19, 2019
Me just finding out why Tom Ford is trending (and liking it): pic.twitter.com/CkAL8ltwiL
— αβ (@errydaystruggle) March 19, 2019
seeing all these MAGAts saying they're returning/destroying their Tom Ford stuff 😂 pic.twitter.com/LO3SHjvfIw
— LT (@LoLivesAbroad) March 19, 2019
— Snapper Fruge (@snapper_fruge) March 19, 2019
Trump fans saying they aren't going to buy "any more" Tom Ford stuff.
Dudes you would have to sell your house & truck and then maybe, MAYBE you could afford a pair of socks , possibly a scarf. pic.twitter.com/MQfPCNYyqh
— Pochassic (@Pochassic) March 19, 2019
If a bakery can refuse to sell a cake to a gay couple, Tom Ford can refuse to share his art with someone with whom he has a fundamental difference in beliefs. He doesn’t believe in nudie pics, sugar daddies and plagerism. I get it.
— GeauxTigers516@🏠 (@GeauxTigers516) March 19, 2019
Be a real shame if trumpers thought that Tom Ford was the inventor of their favorite pickup trucks.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 19, 2019