War in Ukraine: Zelensky urges Russians to surrender
French President Emmanuel Macron has been compared to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for what is perhaps the most unpresidential reason.
It seems Macron has been inspired by Zelensky’s sartorial choices as he was pictured wearing a hoodie and jeans - a get-up miles away from his usual slick suits.
Zelensky has typically been pictured wearing khaki hoodies, fleeces, and t-shirts since the war began almost three weeks ago.
Raphael Grably, a reporter for BFMTV, shared a snap of the French politician along with the caption: “The Zelensky effect”.
The Telegraph’s Ed Cumming quipped: “[Macron’s] white shirtsleeves have gone, replaced by a black French special forces hoodie and jeans, as if at any moment he might be called upon to hack a mainframe or launch a Molotov cocktail at a tank.”
MSNBC's Hayes Brown wrote: "I've seen critics say that Macron looks like he's trying to cosplay Zelenskyy in these carefully staged photos of him making international calls, but honestly? I dig it."
Meanwhile, The Times referred to Macron’s dressed-down look as “the Zelensky look”.
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Now I\u2019ve seen everything: Macron is cosplaying Zelensky. Nothing bad about that, only confirms a very simple fact: Ukrainian president is now the moral leader of the West.pic.twitter.com/xsaZbPF76q
— Anton Shekhovtsov (@Anton Shekhovtsov)
Mail Online questioned: "Is Macron trying to copy Zelensky?", while WION published a piece with the headline: “Imitation, the sincerest form of flattery: French President discards suits, dons sweatshirt. Copying Zelensky?”
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