Melania Trump has taken to Twitter to wish her son, Barron Trump a happy 15th birthday, his first since the Trump family exited the White House earlier this year.
Former US First Lady Melania, 50, tweeted a photo of balloon numbers '1' and '5' that were so heavily silhouetted they appeared almost black.
"Happy birthday BWT," the proud mum captioned the pic, using her child's initials, Barron William Trump.
Barron is ex-model Melania's only child with her husband, former US President Donald Trump, 74, who lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.
Due to his young age, Barron was rarely photographed during his stint as 'first son' from 2017 to 2021 and not much is known about him beyond his schooling, his impressive height and the fact he contracted COVID-19 in October last year.
Despite this, the public still had opinions on his mother's manner of celebrating his 15th birthday, with many Twitter users taking issue with the dark and 'creepy' balloon image she chose.
"Happy birthday to Barron, but using black numbers for a 15th birthday strikes me as rather odd," wrote one.
"Creepy!! Black balloons for a 15 year old?? Poor child. That dark world you live in must be so cold but I do wish you a Happy birthday!! Hope it is a great day!!," said another.
"Since I doubt Barron is on Twitter reading these tweets, (although just in case, Happy Birthday, Barron) I just gotta say that those melting, black letters are scary AF. Why, Melania? Why?" wondered a third.
Others were far less critical of Melania's message, arguing that Barron may have given the tweet his tick of approval before it was posted.
"Reading the responses... people are so sick. This is a mother celebrating her son. #HateHasNoHomeHere #unity," wrote one Twitter user.
"Anyone think that perhaps Barron likes those colours? Maybe Melania is respecting his choice," added another.
After departing Washington, D.C., Barron and his parents relocated to Mar-A-Lago in Florida where Melania is reportedly looking for a new school for her son. Barron previously attended St Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland on a virtual basis throughout the pandemic.
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