Voters are baffled by Louise Linton’s attempt to be relatable while posing in just a sweater. See the pic and the best reactions to her Marie Antoinette moment.
Louise Linton, wife to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, has been roundly criticized in the past for constantly flaunting her wealth, even at government functions. That’s why voters are baffled by an interview she did with Elle Magazine, in which she tried to prove that she was totally relatable. Oh, and it was accompanied by a sexy photo of her lounging in an armchair in just a sweater — no pants. They’re absolutely roasting her on Twitter for the tone deaf image, with one person described as “Marie Antoinette without pants.” Burn!
If this was Louise’s attempt at rehabbing her image, it definitely didn’t work. Her reasons she’s totally a normal person aren’t actually relatable. She said she loves going to Soul Cycle ($40 a class), taking selfies on Snapchat with her husband, calligraphy, and blasting big bang music throughout her ($12.5 million) house. She totally loves dogs and said that she befriended a homeless man in the park named Richard because she was concerned about his dog’s health. No mention of the wellbeing of the homeless man. She met the reporter from Elle at Three Guys diner on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, which does serve family-friendly fair like chicken fingers. Except, that order of chicken fingers costs $16, according to their menu.
“I’m just a regular girl, and I’m not perfect, but I’m trying my best,” she says. “Maybe I should wear that on a T-shirt and Instagram that. And then on the back it should say…‘I’m so sorry,'” she told Elle. Why is she sorry? How much time do you have? Louise, who is from Scotland, got international attention several years ago before even meeting Mnuchin when she published an extremely offensive “memoir” about her 1999 gap year volunteering in Zambia.
She claimed in “In Congo’s Shadow” that she had to flee her village and hide in the jungle to escape rebel soldiers, shared a “deep bond” with an HIV-infected baby, was called a “long hair angel” and was almost mauled by wild animals. Yeah, that story started unraveling fast. People who were there at the same time as her said that none of the above ever happened. Oops! She apologized and took the book out of circulation.
After marrying the treasury secretary in 2017, she made several major missteps. The first: she posted a photo on Instagram of herself in her finest clothing walking down the stairs from a government airplane. She tagged her fabulous outfit “#hermesscarf, #tomford sunnies, and #valentino.” Gross. She became an instant meme later when a photo circulated of herself and her husband holding up a sheet of newly printed dollar bills at the US mint. She was wearing elbow-length leather gloves, which she told Elle was supposed to invoke Jacqueline Kennedy (though people went with Cruella de Vil). See the best tweets about her latest faux pas below:
You'd think with all the money she and her husband make, Louise Linton would be able to afford some pants… pic.twitter.com/o7QbaDXj1r
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 13, 2018
— Lumpy Wants to Shake Some Sense Into The DC Idiots (@lumpylouise) February 13, 2018
Louise Linton in exchange for Princess Meghan was not a fair trade, Britain.
— Allie Hagan (@alliehagan) February 13, 2018
Louise Linton gives third wives a bad name.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) February 13, 2018
Was going to curl up with a cup of tea and read that article about Louise Linton but decided to rip out my eyeballs and eat them instead.
— A Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) February 13, 2018
So basically, Louise Linton is Marie Antoinette without pants. https://t.co/97DJGDvKhS
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 13, 2018
(Louise Linton photographed crushing a puppy’s skull with her Louboutin heels)
“Why are people mad at me? Everyone loves puppy photos!”
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) February 13, 2018
I don't know for SURE but I really get the feeling I'm not the only one in this yoga class meditating on the idea of throwing raw chicken cutlets at Louise Linton.
— maura "jack and biz must be nazis" quint (@behindyourback) February 13, 2018
I mean, it's nice that Louise Linton is not collecting puppies to make a coat, but it would be nice if she gave a shit about people, too.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) February 13, 2018
That Louise Linton interview tho… 👀 pic.twitter.com/YVg84jCLz1
— Betty Pages (@kindapettybetty) February 13, 2018
Live look at Louise Linton's PR team: pic.twitter.com/Ug95ac9ojR
— Thornton McEnery (@ThorntonMcEnery) February 13, 2018
— Sister Celluloid (@sistercelluloid) February 13, 2018
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was appropriate for Louise to pose bottomless for Elle? Let us know!