The very best thing you can do when you're exposed in a real moment as a horribly pretentious bitchy woman is to go away. Not necessarily a physical distance. More of virtual thing. Hide, don't speak, and don't be heard from. People will slowly forget over time as another horrific blond trophy wife takes your place in the national spotlight. Consider that unsolicited advice from somebody's who spent many years studying these matters for no good reason.
Or, you could apologize and remind everybody why they instinctively don't like you. Louise Linton, the self-described actress and much younger third wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin chose the road more traveled. The incredibly not self-aware rich blond chick chose a ball gown and Photoshopped romanticized cover photo on Washington Life magazine to plead her mea culpa:
"I want to say I concede completely to the comments of my critics. My post itself and the following response were indefensible. Period. I don’t have any excuses, nor do I feel any self-pity for the backlash I experience. I sincerely take ownership of my mistake. It’s clear that I was the one who was truly out of touch and my response was reactionary and condescending.”
Okay, now, back to the ball. These Valentino diamond studded heels are killing me.
Linton did note the irony of apologizing for being a horribly out of touch wealthy aristocrat while posed in a ball gown. But reminded everybody she's hardly a "make-up" girl. Which is odd, since nobody's ever seen her without make-up before, professionally applied. Or a ball gown for that matter. Her initial Twitter post clearly indicated she knows the price of every designer accoutrement out there. And the fact that you can't afford them like she can.
Had Linton posed in a raggedy t-shirt and Target jeans she would've been mocked for trying to hard to look regular. There's no winning strategy here. Jimmy Swaggert's "I have sinned" moment worked for about one-percent of the population. Fortunately for him, those are the same one-percent who happen to give their credit card over the phone to televangelists. Louise Linton has no blind faith following. This was the time to slink away and be forgotten.
People in this country don't hate the rich or their conspicuous consumption. That very thing is the subject of much adoration, idolatry, and at least half the successful reality television shows. You simply have to hide the horrible personality traits that go with. Or get wasted and punch your friends. Nobody likes a sober bitch.
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