Ever since Bill Clinton told MTV in 1994 that he was “usually” a briefs man, the “boxers or briefs” question has worked its way into our political discourse. (It’s your own fault, America!)
Last Friday, Michelle Obama fielded a question about her husband’s intimate apparel during an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael. When asked whether she prefers to see the President in boxers or briefs, the First Lady joked, “Uh, uh… none of the above! Just kidding…”
Live! hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan also broached the subject with Mitt Romney during his appearance on the show last month. Romney’s reply; “I think the best answer is as little as possible.” Though the Republican candidate didn’t reveal his signature underwear style, a website is using his image to peddle a new line of religious skivvies.
The site, called Mormon’s Secret – a send-up of Victoria’s Secret? — features photos of Mitt and Ann Romney’s heads Photoshopped onto the bodies of models dressed in Mormon temple garments. A fake shot of Romney includes a thought bubble that reads, “I’m just glad they didn’t release the secret video of me dancing in my Magic Mormon underwear!!!”
Religiously blasphemous? Pretty much definitely. As The Daily Beast reports, “It features the garments on models in various states of undress, ultimately fetishizing what is typically considered to be sacred in the Mormon community: purity.” Still, the site’s founder (who claims to be an ex-Mormon and uses the alias Ann Jackson) claims that sales seem to be picking up in time for Halloween. “Customers are sending us a lot of emails full of [sic] preelection excitement,” Jackson told the Beast via email. ”We’ve had dozens promise to take pictures of themselves/friends in the magic Mormon underwear…”