'Disrespectful' Melania Trump criticised for leaving sunglasses on during D-Day ceremony

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

Melania Trump has been criticised for wearing sunglasses throughout yesterday’s D-Day ceremony – with many calling US President Donald Trump’s wife “disrespectful” and “tasteless” for the move.

D Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history, when the Allied Forces of Britain, America, Canada and France attacked the German army on the coast of Normandy, France.

As many as 4,400 soldiers died from the combined forces, according to the BBC, in what’s widely regarded as the turning point which ended World War Two.

Yet during the 75th anniversary event, sitting alongside world leaders and D-Day veterans, the First Lady kept her oversized designer sunglasses firmly on.

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Melania Trump's sunglasses during the D Day ceremony proved offensive for some. [Photo: Getty]

Twitter was quick to criticise her for not removing them during the important service.

In contrast, other notable women in attendance – according French president Emmanuel Macron’s wife, Brigitte Macron – left their sunglasses off.

However, not everyone saw Melania’s sartorial choice as disrespectful, with some arguing the backlash was “petty”.

Donald Trump, Melania Trump, left, French President Emmanuel Macron, second right, and his wife Brigitte Macron, right, at the 75th anniversary of D-Day. [Photo: AP]

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Another Twitter user suggested there was a medical reason for Melania wearing the sunglasses, like a headache.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Melania’s sartorial choices have proved offensive.

Her choice of a jacket emblazoned with the words “I really don’t care, do you?” while visiting the US border facilities caused a huge amount of controversy this time last year.

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Others have poked fun at the First Lady’s choice of fashion in the past, most recently the so-called “cabin crew inspired” look she wore to disembark a plane at London Stansted during the Trump state visit earlier this week.

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