Chimamanda Adichie has tagged United States First Lady, Melania Trump a racist.
The Nigerian writer made this known during her interview with Esquire UK, where she talked about Melania Trump’s visit to Africa.
While referencing the United State’s first lady’s visit to Africa, Adichie when asked if she thought Melania was racist, said she believed Melania was racist.
Had you asked me this question yesterday, I would have said ‘yes’ and my evidence would be that she supported her husband when he was being incredibly racist to Barack Obama. But I just watched an interview that she gave and I was just appalled by it. She sort of stepped out of a colonial 1750 guidebook about how to be in Africa. There’s a pith helmet and then I am thinking maybe this is supposed to be ironic? Maybe it is a critique of colonialism.
She really thought this is what you do when you go to Africa and it says something about someone who is so removed from reality, – Adichie said.
Adichie went on to reference a jacket Melania Trump wore to one of the US children immigration camps which read “I really don’t care: Do you?” and caused a media frenzy.
I was actually on her side when all that media noise was happening.
I thought, she doesn’t know, she couldn’t possibly do this knowingly, but she did, so the answer to your question to if Melania Trump is racist is ‘yes’. She is racist., Adichie said.