Jill Biden's ‘Hunger Games’ themed White House Christmas termed ‘tacky’ - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Jill Biden's ‘Hunger Games’ themed White House Christmas criticised for being 'tacky'

ByJahanvi Sharma
Dec 14, 2023 10:45 PM IST

America's first lady Jill Biden shared a video of her Hunger Games themed White House Christmas and critics are not happy with it. Read more below.

Jill Biden, the first lady of America on Wednesday shared a two-and-a-half minute video showcasing the Hunger Games-themed White House Christmas decorations and critics couldn't help but call it ‘tacky and tasteless.’

The video showcased New York City tap company Dorrance Dance's take on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhom's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker Suite.”
The video showcased New York City tap company Dorrance Dance's take on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhom's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker Suite.”

The video showcased New York City tap company Dorrance Dance's take on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhom's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker Suite.”

It features colourfully dressed sequined dancers wearing elaborate headdresses while they tap their way through a White House hallway adorned with candy cane columns to the Blue Room, which is decked out with Christmas trees in white and coloured lights alongside the Nutcracker-inspired decor.

The wild artistic statement, which the first lady said contained “magic, wonder, and joy,” left many appreciating former First lady Melania Trump's simple Christmas video posted back in 2020.

"A bit of magic, wonder, and joy brought to you by the talented tappers of Dorrance Dance, performing their playful interpretation of The Nutcracker Suite.

Enjoy! 💕" captioned the first lady on her X (Formerly Twitter) account.

Social Media Reaction to Jill's Video

"How utterly tacky, tasteless and ANTI Christmas.

Melania's was tasteful, seasonal, appealed to everyone and was absolutely breathtaking and gorgeous." commented a person attaching the video of Melania's Christmas video.

Many compared the technicolour visuals to a dystopian film, writing: “Disney presents clockwork Orange” and "This is dystopian. If I believed in fear - I would be afraid."

Others wondered if mind-altering substances were involved in the production, with some referencing the bag of cocaine found in the West Wing over the summer.

“Is everyone at the White House on drugs???” and “Looks like the WH switched from cocaine to acid”

However, some appreciated the decorations, praising that it featured artists and not the President and the First Lady.

“Totally love it, Ms Biden as much as we have showed the love for your playful creative side and arts,” wrote one.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On