Status message

Operating in maintenance mode.

Unflattering Photo Of FLOTUS Sparks Some Wild Rumors - Speculation About Possible Pregnancy

It’s pretty amazing how a single picture can cause an explosion of interest on the internet and social media, but that’s the reality of today’s day and age. Certain images have a way of capturing the imagination, and before you know it, that image is flying around left and right.

Everyone and their brother has a comment to add about it, but that’s not enough for some folks. Before you know it, a good old game of ‘jump to conclusions’ breaks out, and wild speculation becomes the norm surrounding the pic.

Of course, there’s a much better chance of the above scenario happening when you’re talking about a pic of one of the most famous and recognizable people in the world. Melania Trump, First Lady of the United States, certainly fits the bill.

While she generally strikes a low profile, she certainly knows how to capture attention when she’s in the public eye. FLOTUS is always stylishly dressed, and she’s become a bit of a fashion icon since her husband assumed office.

A a photo of Melania made the rounds recently, and it sparked the usual frenzy. She looked as fabulous as always in a stylish blue dress, but some users and commenters became consumed by something else.

You see, Melania was wearing a form-fitting dress, and it made her look like she had a bit of a tummy. Once that fact was pointed out, all hell broke loose.

That’s not hyperbole either, as there was a ridiculous spike on Google Trends for phrases such as "Melania Trump belly," "Is Melania Trump pregnant?" "Melania Trump blue dress" and "Melania pregnant now." There was a whole bunch of searching going on, as well as a whole bunch of jumping to conclusions.

That leaves us with a lot to unpack, and we’ll begin by discussing the fascination with Melania’s ‘belly.’ Really, people? Melania is a 47-year-old woman that appears to be in fantastic shape. That doesn’t mean she’s perfect. In fact, she may have some flaws and imperfections just like the rest of us.

She’s being held to a completely ridiculous standard here, as there are plenty of middle-aged people with a bit of a bump in the middle. Reality check - that’s life, and it happens to the best of us and the worst of us.

The ‘blue dress’ curiosity is simple enough. There’s always a ton of interest in what Melania has to wear, so we’ll brush that aside as a simple curiosity. The other two statements don’t even justify a response. Is it possible? Sure, but unlikely at her age.

If she is pregnant, that will reveal itself in due time. In the meantime, that brings us back full circle to the whole jumping to conclusions thing. Speculation in the absence of facts is a dangerous thing. While it may be fun to that with some close confidantes, there’s no need to start a ridiculous row on social media over it. That’s what’s happened here, and it’s a pretty sad commentary on things.

Source: Inquisitr
Photos: YouTube Screenshot, The White House YouTube, FLOTUS/Twitter

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

The remains of a ship that was wrecked over 300 years ago have been found, and it's the most valuable shipwreck haul ever recovered. The estimated...

When the Pope comes to town, it’s a good idea to have all of your ducks in a row. Alright, maybe that’s a bit on the extreme side, but it can’t...

A Stockton mother says that her two teenage daughters were attacked by protesters during a vigil and that the attack was racially motivated.

...

If you’re involved in any kind of a relationship with a person that errs to the side of the dramatic, then it’s wise to keep in mind that things...

A New Hampshire father was driving with his 1-year-old daughter early Saturday morning when he came across a young woman walking on the side of...

Latest News Stories

Night terrors are no stranger to thousands of people across the world. Whether it’s bad dreams, a fear of the dark, sleep apnea or a simple...

Donald Trump was more reserved in attacking his opponents during the Dec. 15 debate, and he continued to tone down his rhetoric the following...

Welfare payments more frequently go to households headed by immigrants than to native-born families, according to a report by the Center for...

Chelsea Clinton is playing Twitter cop on President Donald Trump again. The former First Daughter has taken some time out of her jam-packed...

A television show entitled '100% Hotter' has lived up to its name, at least with one of their fashion victims. The woman, who had been trying to...