All in all, celebrities are only human, so we shouldn't be shocked when they wear something more than once. But the DailyMail.co.uk couldn't help but point out when anchor Lisa Wilkinson made this glaring "fashion faux paux."
The now 57-year-old TV presenter was caught wearing the same shirt twice in four months.
Wilkinson took to Instagram to explain the incident. In a beautiful act of defiance, the morning after the offending article, Wilkinson wore the shirt again on Australia's Today show.
Not only did Wilkinson wear the shirt, but Today Extra hosts Sonia Kruger and David Campbell did as well.
Wilkinson’s hashtag on her initial post, #someonegetmeajacket, most likely refers to Los Angeles weather presenter Liberté Chan was told to change her outfit in the middle of a live broadcast.
In a 2013 lecture, Wilkinson spoke about the pressure on women in TV.
“When you’re a woman doing breakfast TV, you quickly learn the sad truth, that what you wear can sometimes generate a bigger reaction than even any political interview you ever do.”
The most ironic thing about DailyMail.co.uk’s article is that Wilkinson's co-host, Karl Stefanovic, pulled an elaborate stunt of wearing the same suit every day in 2014 purely to highlight the different standards on which men and women are judged.
“I’ve worn the same suit on air for a year--except for a couple of times because of circumstances--to make a point,” Stefanovic told Fairfax Media--the largest media company in Australia and New Zealand--at the time. “Women are judged much more harshly for what they do, what they say, and what they wear,” he said.
One day, maybe what we say will be more important than what we wear. But for now, we applaud you, Lisa Wilkinson.
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