Yesterday we all got to know Louise Linton, the wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Here’s what we learned: that she was a former aspiring actress-turned-fiction writer who is the type to brag about her glamorous, expensive life on social media. Well, one of her recent posts came back to bite her in her $955 Roland Mouret-covered ass, and she’s just so soooooo sorry about it.
Louise posted a picture to her Instagram account of her and her husband getting off a private jet after a day trip to Kentucky, and tagged all the expensive brands she was wearing. She got roasted in the comments for boasting about her possibly taxpayer-funded ensemble and air travel. Louise personally slapped back at one such person, a mom of three from Oregon named Jenni Miller, in the most deeply condescending way possible by making fun of her financial situation and family. That went over even worse. So Louise deleted the post, then set her account to private, where it remains as such today.
Despite her best efforts to scrub the problem away, Louise got a ton of hate for acting like Louise Antoinette. Louise clearly doesn’t want to be pelted with tomatoes the next time she tags along for a day trip (we wouldn’t want to soil our best white mink shopping capelet). CNN received a statement from her publicist, apologizing for her rich creep behavior.
“I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response. It was inappropriate and highly insensitive.”
But how does Jenni Miller feel about all this mess? CNN spoke to Jenni Miller. Jenni should come with a heat warning, because she managed to give Louise a second devastating burn.
“Once I found out about the response, I was a little bit amused and a little bit horrified, but mostly just confused as to why she would take the time or effort or energy to put together such a response. If I had any respect for her, it probably would have been hurtful, because she was very condescending and very – she made a lot of assumptions about me and my husband and my life and my family.”
Jenni acknowledged that she’s a bit famous now, and told the New York Daily News that she wanted to use any newfound notoriety she has to encourage people to donate to a family friend who recently suffered a stroke.
As if getting dragged by Jenni wasn’t enough, WWD says that several high-end brands pulled a “We don’t know her” on Louise. A rep for Valentino, a brand she tagged in that original post, tells WWD: “Louise Linton did not receive any gifted merchandise, compensation or loans from Valentino.” She also has no ties to Tom Ford, another brand she bragged about. A spokesperson for Roland Mouret declined to comment.
All jokes aside, there’s a real victim here that we should feel so terribly sorry for, and her name is Louise Linton. Gosh, that poor woman. Not poor-poor, of course, heavens no! Ew, how dare I? It’s just such an unfortunate situation. Her Instagram account is set to p-p-p-private! I mean, all Louise wants to do is brag about the expensive things she bought with her husband’s expense account, but she can’t now, because too many people with class and integrity and good character called her out for being tacky and materialistic. Just think, the next time Louise drops $20,000 on an outfit at Barneys, who will know? It’s truly a tragic tree-falls-in-the-asshole-forest situation.