The American Conservatives article The National Enquirer published an article Thursday that claims the popular high heels worn by actress and actress-turned-politician Laverne Cox and former Republican senator Bob Corker are “ugly” and “out of style.”
The article states that Cox’s signature shoe is made of “leather and lace, with a soft heel that glides underfoot, while her former Republican colleagues Corker and Senator Tom Cotton have a leather heel with a flat, curved heel.”
Cox and Corker wore high heels during their careers, but were banned from wearing them during the 2020 presidential election cycle.
They have since been in their respective parties’ campaigns.
Cox has been wearing high heels since 2013, when she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as a lead character on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.
Cox’s husband is also a former Republican lawmaker and the pair have two children.
Corker, a former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has worn high heels throughout his career, but the pair’s friendship has not always been as strong as it is today.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Corker was widely mocked for wearing a pair of high heels and a “Hollywood-inspired” T-shirt during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
“The American Conservative” is also reporting that “in a video for the campaign trail, the pair is seen laughing and joking about the ‘ugly’ heels and the ‘out of fashion’ style,” the article states.
“They’re just as out of style as we are.”
The National Enquirer said the article, which was posted to the website of conservative news site Breitbart News, is based on information from the website, The Hill.
The article says Cox and Corker’s high heels were first worn by Cox in January 2017, and have since become a “celebrity fashion item.”
Corkers shoes were originally created for the role of a female senator, the article says.
“The high heels in question are not as popular as they were a few years ago.
However, in the meantime, they’ve become an object of derision,” the Enquirers article says, adding that the shoe has since become an “iconic object of mockery.”
The Enquirerer said the high heels are “now worn by several other high-profile politicians and celebrities including actress Amy Schumer, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, actor Ashton Kutcher, and actor Josh Gad.”
Coevers shoe was featured in a fashion video of a woman who wears high heels with her high heels being used by the actress.
Cockers shoes are not a trend anymore, the Enquires article states, and “Cox’s shoes are still a popular fashion item, but their status as a fashion trend has diminished in the eyes of the American public.”
Cynthia Cooper, a senior political analyst for the conservative American Conservative Union, said that “this is just another example of conservative media trying to make a political point.”
“It’s all about the shoe,” Cooper told The Associated Press on Friday.
“They’re still going after her shoes.
They’re still trying to say she’s out of fashion.”