Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meet Moochelle Obama

Yahoo dot come has outdone itself. While their front page news reports are most often centered around the entertainment industry anymore (remember La Lohan's mom's problems with Carvel Ice Cream, Lady Gaga's new album and Kim Kardashian's corn rows? All front and center), today they took shots at First Lady Michelle Obama's 1700 (or 1500, depending on which site you read) calorie lunch at a Washington DC area burger joint. Mrs. Obama, who is an outspoken proponent of eating healthy and exercising (especially for children), is apparently not allowed to be human and indulge herself once in a while. The article is here.

As I watched the little video (with a thirty second commercial before hand for a one minute and forty-five second clip. The joke's on Yahoo, though, because my ADD has already let me forget what the ad was for - but the song used was "Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This"), I sat here with WTF written all over my face. At least I think I did. I don't have a mirror handy and probably wouldn't look in it if I had it. But (derailments aside), Mrs. Obama had a cheeseburger, fries, chocolate shake and... a Diet Coke. 

Comments from the article (unedited... some of these people are obviously mentally challenged and/or could benefit from a good dose of shut the fuck up spell check):

"what a hippo-crit"

"KILL THAT BLACK B TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"how dare THIS CONDESENDING $$%#% tell me how to eat. she and her husband make MILLIONS! when HE IS DONE putting this country in the poor house... we'll be lucky if we can eat at all"

"went right to her getto butt on our dimes!!!"

".President Hussein wants us to eat our peas and his wife devours a side of beef"

"EVERYTHING Obama and his wife Chewbacca does is for show. Plastic people controlled by handlers."

"she,s a tank already the uglyest first lady? ever"

"It's MUCH Cheaper to throw a few Cheese Burgers at MOO-SHELL than to have her flying around in Air Force One from Million Dollar Vacation to Million Dollar Vacation.......

With a Booty that BIG.....Air Force One is going to need new engines before our next president uses it....."

There was one calling her a slut for eating a freaking cheeseburger, but Yahoo is being a douche and won't let me go that far back. 

Update: I just found out that Yahoo is deleting comments. Joy of all joys. Some of them really needed to be deleted.

Two questions: 

1. Who really gives a shit what Michelle Obama (or anyone else for that matter) has for lunch?

2. What gives anyone the right to call somebody a slut for eating a fucking cheeseburger?

What I think disturbed me the most though, was the racist bent of some of these internet-emboldened commenters seemed to thoroughly enjoy. Folks, this might come as a complete shock to you, but I'm white. I'm a fat and happy white girl who loves hip-hop, collard greens and who bakes macaroni and cheese like a little old black woman. But to see a comment like "KILL THAT BLACK B TOO !" makes me heart sick. Folks, we're living in the 21st century! Enough of this shit already! We inherited a world where people are NOT equal. Race, religion and sexual orientation (among other things) lessen or increase a person's worth. Do you want your children to inherit the same world, or do you want to leave them a place that's better because you helped make it that way?

An aside: Don't think for one moment that I haven't considered myself at least partially responsible for the popularity of these articles. I can't refrain from CLICKING. I have to CLICK. My life will be so much better if I CLICK. So, yeah, I'm just exacerbating the problem here. I know it. I am, after all, a pop culture addict.

1 comment:

  1. You're pretty heated over this. I think in the long run, the first lady knows the news media and the people who pay attention to it are largely idiots...


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