The NY Daily News isn’t exactly a national media outlet known for its integrity and its comment section is pretty much a cesspool of racism and sexism. So it doesn’t shock me that they published a photo of Sasha Obama that could be considered a bit risque and inappropriate. The photo in question was taken while Sasha Obama, 12, was visiting the New York City neighborhood of Soho, with friends and a security detail. The photo is pretty much a “back-shot” of the photo posted above.
Needless to say, the comments following the article ranged from pure outrage to suggesting the Obamas should do better when it comes to policing their child’s attire.
Those two comments were just the tip of the iceberg and the most “sane”.
The President and First Lady don’t have an easy job when it comes to shielding their daughters from the scrutiny of the media and paparazzi that’s known to follow them around on their public outings. The Obama daughters aren’t any different from your average teens and pre-teens when it comes to their fashion, but objectifying teens of any age, no matter who their parents are, should be something media outlets are cognizant of.
What do you think, Clutchettes, should there be discretion when it comes to media outlets publishing photos of Sasha & Malia Obama that could be deemed inappropriate?
Update: As of 10 a.m the photo in question was deleted.
Update: As of 10:30, the entire article was removed from NY Daily News’ site.