Hillary Clinton has long been ridiculed for her sense of style -- her infamous pantsuits in particular. Personally, I've never been one to poke fun at the Secretary of State -- I'm more of a Michele Bachmann/French manicure kind of gal -- but the former First Lady's latest fashion faux simply cannot go untalked about.
You guys: Hillary Clinton wore a scrunchie. In 2011.
To be completely forthcoming, this isn't Hillary's first scrunchie offense. She donned one earlier this year -- a white one, to be exact -- while in Madrid, Spain. I chalked that up to it merely being humid and her having nothing else on hand to throw her hair back with. But that theory was laid to rest when Clinton addressed the press a few days ago alongside Peruvian Prime Minister Salomon Lerner in a black scrunchie.
Now, I don't have anything against scrunchies in general. In fact, I sort of miss them and how gentle they were on our hair. I just have something against people -- particularly political figures -- wearing them in public. They're so poofy, so '80s, so ... not cute. The first thing that always comes to mind when I see or hear about a scrunchie, which actually is more often than you'd think, is that Sex and the City episode where Carrie's only note for Berger's book is: "You can't let your main character wear a scrunchie." And, although I didn't necessary agree with everything Carrie said in the show, I totally back that: You can't let your main character wear a scrunchie! And Hillary Clinton is a main character of the United States!
I guess, whatever, though. She has more important things to think about than the thing that's holding back her hair (although doesn't she have a hairstylist who doesn't?). And, to be honest, I always feel a little bad poking fun at female politicians' style choices -- even though it's totally PC to yuck it up about John Boehner's Mystic Tan. So, Hillary, if you want to wear a scrunchie, go for it. Just maybe ... keep it in the privacy of your own home, baby girl.
Do you wear scrunchies? Would you like to see them make a comeback?
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