Malia Obama Maligned and Defended for Being a Regular Person

Malia Obama leaves the State Dining Room of the White House on Jan. 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The older daughter of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama is back in the news just for being a regular college student, doing the things that college students (or perhaps 19-year-olds in general) do: kissing, smoking and just pushing boundaries as they morph into adults.

Too bad that because Malia Obama’s father was the first black president and very much hated by racists conservatives across the nation, her actions are being politicized and used to malign her father.


Shortly after TMZ posted photos of Malia Obama kissing a boy and smoking cigarettes at Harvard, where she is currently a student, some others of her snitching-ass “friends” posted video of her blowing smoke rings, which at least one conservative outlet ran with.

The Daily Caller outlined all of Malia’s so-called transgressions over the years and posted a video of her blowing smoke rings.

But the first daughter also got a lot of love from folks, and from all sides of the political spectrum. Current first daughter Ivanka Trump (who is not a child during her dad’s time in office) and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton (who was) came to her aid, defending her right to privacy.


Twitter also weighed in, and many are not here for the fuck shit around our baby girl—from TMZ or those so-called friends of hers, i.e., the snitches.


I stand in agreement: Although Barack Obama is no longer in the White House and Malia Obama is technically an adult, leave her the hell alone. That is all.

Read more at TMZ.

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Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.