During the Radio Disney Music Awards on the 22nd of June, Jenna Ortega indirectly slammed Melania Trump following her jacket controversy where she wore a coat with the words, “I don’t really care, do you?” on the back of it.
It was a poor choice of jacket considering, at the time, she was visiting migrant children on the border of the United States and Mexico, following the crisis whereby ICE separated kids from their parents.
Jenna wore a jacket with the words, “I do care and you should too,” written on the back, clearly in reference to what Melania wore in the midst of the migrant children controversy.
The coat that was worn by the First Lady Of the United States, a $39 item from Zara, has since sold out from the Spanish retailer, despite the controversy surrounding it.
As for Jenna, the 15-year-old singer eagerly awaited to use her platform to speak out about the issues. The young actress explained that she couldn’t believe her advisers allowed Melania to step out of the house with that jacket.
Additionally, the young girl said that she was concerned for the migrant children and the First Lady Of the United States should be too.
As it was previously reported, Stephanie Grisham, a representative for Melania Trump, said to the press that her jacket didn’t have any statement or meaning attached to it. It was just a jacket.
Grisham added that she hoped the media wouldn’t take away from the importance of her actions and point to her fashion choices like they did last year when she wore high heels to visit the hurricane survivors in Houston, Texas.
As you may know, Houston suffered devastating losses last year when a storm ripped through the city, costing billions of dollars worth of damage. The governor of Texas released a statement following the storm and stated they would need federal aid to rebuild the destroyed city.
Nevertheless, Jenna joined other women to criticize Melania, including Jill Vedder – the wife of Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam – who donned a similar coat during a Pearl Jam performance in Milan, Italy.