#FreeMelania: Why Does the Internet Think Melania is a Hostage?
Twitter is convinced that our new First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, is being held hostage. While the theory sounds quite far-fetched, it’s not without some evidence, prompting the viral hashtag #FreeMelania.
In a clip from the inauguration, Melania is seen smiling at her husband, President Donald Trump, but the second he turns back around her smile is gone.
Here’s a closer look:
— ISTANBUL THEMES (@ISTANBUL_THEMES) January 24, 2017
Twitter users were quick to speculate on whether or not the first lady was acting on her own free will, and here’s their evidence:
Her husband didn’t escort her to meet the Obamas.
— Wonky Badgal (@mob_ms1) January 22, 2017
There’s something suspicious about that Tiffany box.
Everyone was wondering what was in the Tiffany box that Melania handed Michelle Obama… We were hoping it was this👇🏽👇🏽😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/dcoG4Ub2US
— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) January 22, 2017
The Trumps’ physical affection is lacking.
I’m so glad this GIF exists. pic.twitter.com/a4BNmzfa5C
— summer. (@SummerNazif) January 21, 2017
She kinda looks miserable.
— Michelle Kelly (@shellyellykelly) January 20, 2017
While the Trumps’ lifestyle differs greatly from the average American couple, let’s be real: Melania probably isn’t being held hostage by her husband. In fact, the first lady has condemned her online critics in the past and has pledged to combat cyberbullying during her husband’s term in office.