On Sunday, April 4, First Lady Jill Biden exited Air Force One wearing a black skirt and black, patterned stockings.
Conservatives on the internet immediately began incorrectly referring to Biden's tights as "fishnet stockings" and used her fashion as an opportunity to criticize her.
Good Lord, she looks like Madonna's grandmother 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/SFizSkqWL2— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@Wayne Dupree Media, LLC) 1617546613.0
Hey Jill Biden. It’s not called Forever61 for a reason. Forever21 needs a cut off date!! https://t.co/uXBNA9fpwi— Steve Mudflap McGrew’s REMASCULATE Podcast! (@Steve Mudflap McGrew’s REMASCULATE Podcast!) 1617543437.0
Male Republicans were especially cruel to Biden.
Jill Biden would appreciate if people stopped retweeting this picture of her trashy outfit https://t.co/Z975OU8ebl— Terrence K. Williams (@Terrence K. Williams) 1617581926.0
For everyone saying that @FLOTUS is too old to rock this outfit, I say, get with the times! She looks better than a… https://t.co/EXpvXzRZB3— We HearVoicesOutThere (@We HearVoicesOutThere) 1617583925.0
Meanwhile, liberals on Twitter were quick to come to Biden's defense.
Fishnet tights are in style for spring 2021 and our loving, intelligent, compassionate @FLOTUS looks beautiful and… https://t.co/CO3yVI8cqM— @297_Aruba_Lover is fully vaccinated! (@@297_Aruba_Lover is fully vaccinated!) 1617584149.0
Jill Biden wears a fishnet and the RepubliQans explode!!! Melania wore NOTHING and they were deafeningly quit!!! Wh… https://t.co/hEAI5q98Hj— Franktheshank808 (@Franktheshank808) 1617580929.0
You're Absolutely Right. @FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden Looks like a Million Dollars https://t.co/xRbjDOeQ9s— I Can't Breathe #BlackLivesMatters (@I Can't Breathe #BlackLivesMatters) 1617587208.0
The First Lady deserves better than random harassment from strange men online.
🙋♀️ So proud of our beautiful @FLOTUS . Rocking.💕😉 https://t.co/MhrPNm2wzH— 💛CarolFromColorado 🙋♀️ (@💛CarolFromColorado 🙋♀️) 1617583309.0
Dr. Jill Biden rockin those fishnets & booties🔥 #FLOTUS https://t.co/MMqRQooosz— Christopher 🇺🇸 Proud Dem (@Christopher 🇺🇸 Proud Dem) 1617575494.0
The way Republicans speak about Jill Biden's appearance is markedly different from how they treated Melania Trump.
It’s Dr. FLOTUS Jill Biden to you, and she can wear what she wants. https://t.co/qSzOyHLRPf— Madam Vice President Harris is GOAT! (@Madam Vice President Harris is GOAT!) 1617575972.0
Dr @flotus looks terrific in this outfit! Wow! https://t.co/x3qalmGaMX— Susan (@Susan) 1617560415.0
It seems nothing is below the dignity of Republicans who are looking to mock their political opponents.