Collins Dictionary officially declared ‘fake news’ the phrase of 2017 and it was only a matter of time until Donald Trump‘s go-to neologism would inspire the fashion sphere.
Unsurprisingly, the jeans haven’t been received well. The high street giant’s latest ‘trending’ item has already fallen victim to Internet trolling:
Hoping that the news you can now buy “fake news” jeans at Topshop is “fake news”.
— Frankie (@Francesca1000) January 8, 2018
Somebody buy him the fake news jeans from Topshop pls https://t.co/ylZ9pqrrBE
— Fiona. (@fiona_day) December 30, 2017
— Donie O’Sullivan (@donie) January 8, 2018
Others shared their hope that the hefty £45 label is the ‘fake news’ part, as one user tweeted: “I hope the price tag is fake news”.
#topshopstyle fake news jeans I hope the price tag is fake news 90 dollars for jeans REALLY!
— Melissa A (@tinycomedian) January 9, 2018
Oh, and who could resist a cheeky ‘covfefe’ reference?
Me: This is utter bullsh…
*matching covfefe bra and knicker sets go on sale*
Me: I’ll take two. https://t.co/nvvq90n25j
— Esyllt Sears (@EsylltMair) January 8, 2018
Yet despite the backlash, the MOTO jeans have already sold out on the UK site (apologies if you were secretly hoping to bag a pair).
Then again, it’s not the first time Trump has inspired a controversial trend…
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