Jill Biden was taken into hospital yesterday following an incident in Hawaii last week.
The first lady was joined by President Biden as she prepared to undergo treatment.
Here's the full story...
Now, ever since President Biden emerged victorious from the 2020 elections, Jill Biden has been by his side.
From helping with his campaign, to undertaking her duties to just being a loving and supporting wife, she done it all.
As a first lady, she's very well loved...
But that doesn't mean she doesn't receive criticism...
Over the years, Jill has received quite a lot of criticism...
Particularly when it comes to her dress sense.
Now, Dr. Biden is known for her often-sophisticated style...
But not everyone has been impressed with her past get-ups.
One piece of clothing that caused quite a lot of controversy was her fishnet stockings...
People felt the need to make sexist comments, and it started an outright war on social media.
The Twitter debate was huge...
And people's comments were brutal.
It all started when Dr. Biden arrived back in Washington following a trip to California...
She was pictured wearing a black jacket, a black "mini" skirt, black heeled boots, and tights that caused an uproar.
It wasn't long before online critics shared their opinions...
Some called her look "trashy" and "embarrassing," and accused her of being "too old" for the outfit.
"I think Jill B has the holidays confused. She must think it's Halloween. What is she 70? Either way she's much too old for fishnets & stilleto booties," one person wrote.
"Madonna called and wants her trashy look back, Doc," another Twitter user added.
A lot of users compared her to Madonna, with one writing: "Good Lord, she looks like Madonna's grandmother."
One joked that she looked as though she had been shopping at Forever 21...
Writing: "Hey Jill Biden. It's not called Forever61 for a reason. Forever21 needs a cut off date!!"
However, a lot of Twitter users came rushing to her defense...
I hope Jill Biden is ordering about 30 more pairs of those patterned tights.— Ryan Chase (@Ryan Chase)1617625290.0
Listen, if I was Jill Biden's age and looked even 50% as good as Jill Biden does, I wouldn't just wear fishnet tigh… https://t.co/dZ7x5t7R2O— Julia (@Julia)1617583109.0
So grown grown women can’t wear patterned tights anymore LMFAO #JillBiden I’m screaming. We have more important thi… https://t.co/z09qiQEAV2— 💚 (@💚)1617637663.0
Dr. Jill Biden's tights were NOT FISHNETS. Also, they were quite cute, and she rocked them.— Sarahbelle (@Sarahbelle)1617632171.0
I’ve two words for anyone making negative comments about FLOTUS Dr Jill Biden wearing a short skirt, patterned tigh… https://t.co/4wqHSpLoH2— Ann is still European ♥️Vaxxed AF still masking (@Ann is still European ♥️Vaxxed AF still masking)1617627955.0
“I've two words for anyone making negative comments about FLOTUS Dr Jill Biden wearing a short skirt, patterned tights & boots:
Criticizing Jill Biden's tights while saying not a word about Melania Trump's ubiquitous nude photo shoots: Conser… https://t.co/U9r024vsfP— 💙Rapunzel™💙 (@💙Rapunzel™💙)1617628469.0
“Criticizing Jill Biden's tights while saying not a word about Melania Trump's ubiquitous nude photo shoots:
"Conservative hypocrisy at its finest."
Get a GRIP, MAGA! Patterned hosiery / tights are NOT fishnets and have never had the “associations” fishnets have.… https://t.co/l6IEPZcxdS— 🙏🏼🌊Annabeth #VaxAndMask Amerine🌊🙏🏼 (@🙏🏼🌊Annabeth #VaxAndMask Amerine🌊🙏🏼)1617582376.0
@umichvoter Jill Biden's fishnet tights.— Erin (@Erin)1617668320.0
I personally don’t think Jill Biden’s tights were to young for her and she looked beautiful. I love fashion and bel… https://t.co/eIer4Jokt1— Betsy (@Betsy)1617647281.0
Many people blasted her conservative critics...
Comparing the backlash to the outrage over Barack Obama's tan suit in 2014, and sleeveless dresses worn by Michelle Obama.
One person said: "Jill Biden wore patterned tights (not fishnets, BTW) & conservatives lose their minds. Ivanka wears them all the time and they consider her a paragon of style. And let's not even get started on what Melania does - or doesn't wear. This is Jill's tan suit moment."
"Michelle Obama upset them in a sleeveless sheath dress and Barack Obama upset them in a tan suit," another wrote. "So now they upset about Jill Biden and her cute ensemble with her patterned tights and ankle boots. She looked very chic."
Despite the criticism...
Dr. Biden's office has not once commented on the First Lady's fashion choices or spoke about the designers she chooses to wear.
They are doing this as a way of modernizing the First Lady position, to be more than just a fashion statement.
But that hasn't stopped people from commenting on what she wears.
Currently though, people are less concerned about what Jill's wearing...
And instead, they're focusing on how she is feeling.
As yesterday, the first lady was hospitalized.
Causing people to take to social media with their well wishes...
Praying for the 1st Lady.— ACuttH (@versifier2be) July 30, 2021
And her husband President Biden will be by her side!❤️— Uniqueembroideries (@Embroideries) July 29, 2021
Praying she’s ok— BucsbabeChristina (@Bucs_Babe) July 30, 2021
Wishing her well— Kimberley (@kirumb) July 29, 2021
I love having a first lady we can respect
And who is also respected around the world
So glad President Biden will be by her side. ❤💗❤💗❤💗— Michelle2021 (@Michelle20214) July 29, 2021
Bless her heart. Best wishes for her. Prayers that she has a safe and healthy recovery. 🙏— Michelle2021 (@Michelle20214) July 29, 2021
Best wishes First Lady, I hope you have a speedy recovery. What a great husband you have to be there by your side. He’s a good man. Our country is proud of the both of you!— Steph (@Steph32207500) July 30, 2021
Thank you for the update. Hopefully First Lady Dr Jill Biden heals quickly and completely.— Heather (@heather_hollaar) July 30, 2021
Dr. Biden was taken to Walter Reed military hospital yesterday.
While there, she had a procedure to remove debris from a puncture wound in her foot.
Jill obtained the debris in her foot last weekend while on a beach during a series of official events in Hawaii.
President Biden will join his wife while in hospital.
It is thought that the procedure went well as Michael LaRosa, press secretary to the First Lady, shared an update that read:
UPDATE: @FLOTUS underwent a successful procedure on her left foot to flush out debris from a puncture wound. After inspection of the wound by medical staff, it is unclear what object caused the puncture. (1/2)— Michael LaRosa (@MichaelLaRosa46) July 30, 2021
"FLOTUS underwent a successful procedure on her left foot to flush out debris from a puncture wound. After inspection of the wound by medical staff, it is unclear what object caused the puncture."
He continued: "The wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely. She and the President will depart Walter Reed en route to the White House shortly."
The wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely.— Michael LaRosa (@MichaelLaRosa46) July 30, 2021
She and the President will depart Walter Reed en route to the White House shortly. (2/2)
We hope she's feeling better shortly!