Which is worse: a light-colored suit or mom jeans? U.S. President Barack Obama smiles while delivering a statement from the White House Press Briefing Room, and at the All-Star game in 2009 (AP photo / Reuters)
Which is worse: a light-colored suit or mom jeans?
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Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe.

The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable.

Many tweets poked fun at slogans that are closely associated with Obama.

"Taupe and change," says one tweet. "The audacity of taupe," says another, tweaking the title of one of Obama's best-selling books.

"Yes, we tan," says a third.

Gallows humor even came into play, with one tweeter suggesting the death penalty for whoever chose the suit for Obama to wear.

Obama typically wears dark suits.

In 2009, he was panned for wearing "mom jeans" to throw the first pitch at the All-Star Game.

Critical thinking challenge: Why all the fuss over the color of the presidents suit? Have you ever seen a president dressed like this?

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COMMENTS (8)
  • Damikus123
    9/04/2014 - 08:31 a.m.

    It doesn't matter how you dress to support your country as president, I thought it doesn't matter about your appearance its about your personality. This could take place of bullying the president, its akward but it seems that way.

  • ksewell-Cla
    9/04/2014 - 11:58 a.m.

    Moms Jeans or Light colored suit lol ! id got with the suit man Wow moms jean is a big nono in my book

  • jgolden-Cla
    9/04/2014 - 12:06 p.m.

    this is a stupid thing how cares want someone is wearing like why does it even matter this is just an attempt to make Obama look bad .

  • Haley Patterson
    10/22/2014 - 01:56 p.m.

    I don't really think there should be any fuss over what someone is wearing. If that's what he wants to wear, then that's what he is going to wear. Yeah sure he's the president, but would you like to be in suits 24/7? I don't think so. So give him a break and let him wear his jeans if he wants to.

  • isisr-Mil
    11/12/2014 - 08:43 a.m.

    i don't think it really matters what the color of president Obama's suit because he's just a person and everybody has to change the color of their suit sometime or else it looks like your wearing the same clothes everyday.No i have not seen a president dressed like this because i do not focus on others clothes and i bet almost every president ha worn a light color suit.

  • sstockett-Cla
    12/03/2014 - 01:31 p.m.

    I don't understand what the big fuss is for him wearing a light colored suit. maybe he wanted a change instead of wearing a black suit all the time he wanted to be different. I think no matter what he does he's going to get hate comments and tweets about what he does, and I think he understands that, but what if someone judge you every time you wore something out of your comfort zone?

  • GoffJocelyn-DiB
    2/18/2015 - 09:29 a.m.

    The fuss is that the people have never seen the president dressing in clothes like that and they think he should dress more president like. I have never seen a president dressed liked this before.

  • SydneeF-Kut
    5/17/2015 - 09:01 p.m.

    Why is it such a big deal? I See why people think its funny but why the fuss? I only decided to read it because it sounded funny from the title. plus even if he's the president shouldn't he still dress nice for baseball?

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