Former White House resident Michelle Obama and her husband went on vacation to Italy on Monday, and while visiting a famous cathedral she managed to embarrass our nation yet again.
They say that when in Rome, you do as the Romans do, but that wasn’t the case for Michelle, who blatantly disrespected the rules of the Duomo di Siena, the Siena Cathedral, on Monday as she and Barack toured the historic church. In fact, the former occupant of the People’s House brazenly showed no regard for the long-standing rule prohibiting baring too much skin while inside the Twelfth-Century building, keeping with the time-honored tradition.
The Daily Mail reports that while Barack wore a conservative outfit consisting of a button down shirt and slacks, his insignificant other wore a shirt that more closely resembled a bath towel, and fitted her body about as well as on would.
The former First Lady looked especially glamorous as she stepped out in a flirty shoulder-baring top, paired with a high-waisted khaki-colored pants. Her husband, who previously went out for a scenic bike ride in the countryside, had ditched his sporty outfit for a polished shirt and pants.
Keepin it classy, yo.
For those unaware, Mygola.com has more on the dress code for the Siena Cathedral
What is the dress code for visiting the cathedral?
No bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the kneeSame as any other church in Italy, no bare shoulders and no skirts or shorts above the knee.
People on Twitter were quick to point out Michelle’s apparent lack of respect for the cathedral’s preferred attire.
@Femail The blouse she wore was disgraceful as you walked inside a Cathedral. No respect.
— Joanne (@rosedalegal) May 23, 2017
— MarHopp (@HoppMar) May 22, 2017
@TMZ Fashionable or fashion faux pas?
— Robert Stone (@rstone670) May 23, 2017
@TMZ very classy not
— Gina Lussier (@Gina40purple) May 22, 2017
You want to know the real kicker? When the Obamas visited Saudi Arabia and toured mosques there, Michelle was more than willing to conform to their dress requirements. In fact, when she visited the Islamic nation of Indonesia in 2010, she was more than willing to cover her head as she visited the nation’s mosques, the Daily Mail previously reported.
However, the blatant disrespect for the cathedral on Monday shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anybody paying attention; the Obamas have always shown disdain for Christianity, so there’s no reason to believe they’d start respecting it now that they’re out of the White House.