First Lady Michelle Obama is the epitome of class, elegance, grace, style and most of all intelligence.
Well at least she is to me. To others she is just something to be ridiculed.
In 2009, Michelle accompanied President Barack Obama on a trip to Europe. During this trip she met Queen Elizabeth II, of Britain.
During a conversation the queen touched the lower back of Michelle and she responded by touching the queens back.
This gesture sparked media frenzy. Everyone, for some reason, thought it was disrespectful to touch the Queen of Britain. Her action caused people to make some very negative comments.
The funny thing is a spokesperson from The Buckingham Palace issued a statement to the Associated Press: “It was a mutual and spontaneous display of affection,” he said. “We don’t issue instructions on not touching the queen.”
So let me get this straight. The queen touches her then she touches the queen. And somehow she is not fit to be a first lady?
Not to mention this was the first time the queen ever showed anyone public affection. And she told Michelle that she wanted to stay in touch with her.
I don’t know about you but that doesn’t seem disrespectful to me.
Sadly, that would not be the first incident or the last where Michelle would receive such harsh criticism.
In February 2009, Michelle stepped into to the public eye with bare arms, and months later on a vacation trip to the Grand Canyon she wore shorts.
Now does this sound abnormal or disrespectful to you? It doesn’t to me. The day that the first family arrived to the Grand Canyon it was a 106 degrees. Well, I don’t know about you and the rest of America but in 106 degree weather I would only have on a bikini.
Recently Michelle was criticized for dancing on iCarly, a show on Nickelodeon’s “Teen Nick” block that has substantially high ratings.
On the show there is a segment called random dancing. So I guess since she is the first lady she shouldn’t dance. Let me guess why… because she is the first lady?
I wish some people would learn the difference between what is important and what is not. And Michelle’s wardrobe just isn’t important, at least not to cause an uproar.
The war in Iraq, economic crisis, foreign policies and bullying that leads young teenagers to take their life, now that is serious.
The upcoming presidential election, very serious.
As long as Michelle is not sabotaging America’s image, which she is not. Then why constantly criticize her? It just shows some people don’t have anything else to do with their time.