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First lady Michelle Obama (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(The Root) -- Michelle Obama took a moment deliver a verbal chin check to a heckler during a private fundraiser on Tuesday. Ellen Sturtz got more than she bargained for when she interrupted the first lady, demanding that President Obama sign an anti-discrimination executive order similar to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA.

According to a White House transcript, the first lady directly approached Sturtz, saying, "Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving. You all decide. You have a choice." Once she threatened to leave, others in attendance reportedly told Sturtz that she had to go. (It is unknown if Beyoncé's "Grown Woman" was played or quoted by Obama during this exchange.)

Sturtz, who was planted at the fundraiser by gay rights group Get Equal, stated that she was "taken aback" by Obama's response, because apparently the idea that she would do anything besides hand Sturtz the microphone and get her husband on the phone is surprising. Perhaps sensing that the first lady would no doubt be labeled an "angry black woman" for responding the way most people would, black folks on Twitter tweeted their support.

— vernoogle (@vernoogle) June 5, 2013
— erica huxtable (@egemini618) June 5, 2013
— Wieland (@lawscribe) June 5, 2013
— ProfB (@AntheaButler) June 5, 2013
— Trillary Clinton (@mofiwe) June 5, 2013
— Nichole (@tnwhiskeywoman) June 5, 2013
— Djackie(@jax1125) June 5, 2013
— Path2Enlightenment (@Path2Enlighten) June 5, 2013
— Makho Ndlovu (@makhondlovu) June 5, 2013
— Brandale2221 (@Brandale2221) June 5, 2013

Read more at the Washington Post.

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.