She also put up a picture of black balloons indicating her son's age, which divided netizens about the choice of color.
Ever since former President Donald Trump lost the elections in November, he has been living at their Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife Melania and their teenage son Barron William Trump. In fact, it was even reported at the time that the former first lady was "checking out a good Florida school for Barron" at the time.
Barron recently turned 15 and to mark his first birthday post their stint at the White House, doting mom Melania Trump took to Twitter to share a small and sweet message. Trump, 50, shared a picture of two black balloons indicating Barron's age,15, alongside a message that read: "Happy birthday BWT," complete with three heart emojis, reports PEOPLE.
Barron’s sister Tiffany also paid tribute to his birthday by sharing a snap of the pair laughing next to a large Minnie Mouse stuffed toy. In the Instagram post, she wrote: “Happy 15th Birthday B! I love you!”
While this does make for a rare social media usage by the usually reserved mother, it wasn't appreciated by a lot of social media users who couldn't help but comment on the picture. Since black balloons were used, Twitter users commented that it was a rather odd choice for a teen's birthday party. Here's what people had to say:
Even the birthday picture is all dark sepia tones , very strange lol.— Luis Mendez (@prossdocimo) March 20, 2021
Wow....that is a very dark meme for a birthday.— Patricia Lavatai (@PatriciaLavatai) March 20, 2021
Very bad vibe to it.
Just remember Melania how used to decorate the White House for Christmas. Same vibe.— Cora Holmes (@CoraHol47278722) March 20, 2021
I’d call social services if my mother wished me a creepy happy birthday like this— Jonathan Jewel 🌊 (@jonathanjewel) March 20, 2021
The reason they sell black balloons is for someone’s “over the hill” birthday, I could understand this for someone turning 51. So ...odd.— JudgyGigi (@GigiJudgy) March 21, 2021
However, there were others who were quick to jump to Melania's defense:
Why? Black is a favorite color for LOTS of people 🤦🏻♀️— Sherilyn (@ShuSpace79) March 21, 2021
I would use black as well for my 16 year old daughter as that’s her favorite color. In fact the writing on her birthday cake a few weeks ago was black, there in no problem with it at all. Happy Birthday Barron— Jaime Ferraro (@JaimeFerraro2) March 20, 2021
My 14yr old would pick black. They are past the age of rainbows. You people are gross!— Tracy Davis (@Tracymomofgirly) March 20, 2021
Suddenly the color black is persona non grata for anyone who is not.. brown and black are my two favorite colors.. I’m white.. seems sorta racist to me for people to find that wrong.— Michelle Schrage (@c2cthought) March 21, 2021
what if black was just barron's favorite color? you people always need to be pulling the race card on everything— Ace (@Ace_dono1408) March 21, 2021
Regardless of what people may think of Melania, she has always been a great mother to Barron, per The List. She has deliberately kept him out of the public eye as a child, except for the odd photo-op. While her husband is a hands-off dad when it comes to parenting, Melania on the other hand has been completely hands-on. When her husband infamously stated that he wouldn't be engaging in parenting duties, Melania remained unfazed. She said, "It's very important to know the person you're with. And we know our roles," in a 2012 interview with Parenting. "Melania is a great mother and that is her most important role," one insider previously told PEOPLE. "Barron is the most important thing in Melania's life."
CNN reported that Melania planned to continue her initiative "Be Best" that started during her stint at the White House and intended to pursue this further after her White House exit. The "Be Best" campaign focused on anti-bullying and children's welfare. However, this was met with criticism because of her husband who used social media to discredit and bully people who disagreed with him.
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