I wrote yesterday about the media freak out over President Donald Trump's steak preference. Not to be outdone, they found another non-news "news" story to write about on Monday evening: Kellyanne Conway put her feet on the couch in the Oval Office.
Oh, the horror.
Media outlets, including the Associated Press, covered shoes-on-couch-gate. "Oval office" as well as "Kellyanne Conway" both trended on Twitter. The image was also featured on the front page of Reddit as a "photoshop battle."
Whether you're Kellyanne Conway or Barack Obama, putting feet on furniture in the Oval Office stirs a frenzy. https://t.co/lapkAyJvmt— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) February 28, 2017
Kellyanne Conway has drawn ire and ridicule for making herself at home in the Oval Office https://t.co/pDv4rPAWE8— New York Post (@nypost) February 28, 2017
Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate on decorum in White House. https://t.co/8PGzEweWc2— The Associated Press (@AP) February 28, 2017
Remember when Obama 'disrespected the office'?https://t.co/cRpoiB3j3L— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) February 28, 2017
Trump was meeting with leaders of HBCUs, which seems to have been completely overshadowed by this whole flap.
For what it's worth, Conway was taking a photo, not playing on her phone.
She was taking a photo. This is the dumbest outrage ever. pic.twitter.com/qtHkaGpH9N— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) February 28, 2017
I mean, come on. We're all very aware of some far more NSFW activities that have taken place in the Oval Office within the last couple of decades. While the photograph may be kind of awkward, it's not malicious and she was not being disrespectful. Deep breaths, everyone.
Let's focus on the real problems of society, alright?