President Trump made a controversial comment in Paris on Thursday about the looks of Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron — a sound bite that had both detractors and defenders weighing in.
“You’re in such good shape,” Trump can be heard saying to Mrs. Macron, before adding “beautiful.”
A day later, athletic label Reebok got in on the viral action.
The Canton, Mass.-based brand Tweeted on Friday: “In case you were wondering when it IS appropriate to say, ‘You’re in such good shape…beautiful.’”
Its Tweet features a series of inappropriate times for such a remark, like when you are in an elevator with a woman or you are a world leader greeting the spouse of a head of state.
The only time it is OK, according to the brand, is when you find a long-lost action figure that remains in mint condition.
The verbal exchange transpired during a tour of the Hôtel National des Invalides, a museum complex located in central Paris. The conversation was being streamed live on Macron’s official Facebook account.
Soon after, the clip went viral and was covered by most media outlets.
It is not the first time Reebok has waded into political territory. In November 2016, it offered New Balance customers, who were angry that the brand appeared to be supportive of the newly elected president, free sneakers.