Was Corbyn’s Blue Remembrance Day Jacket Offensive?

The leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, was criticised by a well-known blogger and journalist on Twitter for his choice of clothing at the 2018 Remembrance Day ceremony.

The political party leader, who attended the National Service of Remembrance on Sunday together with other politicians and royals and laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, wore a navy blue anorak instead of a traditional, black coat.

Sali Hughes, beauty columnist for The Guardian and The Pool, went on Twitter on the same day to express her disapproval of the coat, saying the choice to wear navy blue as opposed to black was a “arrogant, wilful, stupid disrespect” and that he had a duty, as a leader of a political party, to adhere to the dress code.

“Everyone wears black to remembrance unless in uniform. This is a basic fact known by everyone,” she added in a reply to another Tweet related to the issue. Hughes, a Labour supporter, argued that his choice of clothing was most likely intentional.

While some Twitter users had the same opinion as Hughes, many people commented on the journalist’s post to disagree with her view, saying that criticising Corbyn’s choice of attire is simply pointless and irrelevant.

Do you agree with Sali Hughes’ opinion or do you think the act of attending the Remembrance Sunday ceremony is more important than the colour of a coat? Leave a comment down below and let us know what your views on this topic are!

 

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