Over the weekend Michelle Obama made an appearance at the taping of Black Girls Rock!, in Newark, NJ, celebrating and honoring Black women trailblazers.
“No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful,” Obama told the crowd.
“I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you,” she added. “We have so much hope and dreams for you.”
But those words didn’t rest easy on some, after Obama’s personal aide posted information about the event on her social media account:
Hey everyone! My name is Kristin Jones, and I'm the First Lady's Personal Aide and Director of Special Projects. I'm taking over her Instagram account today from @BETNetworks' #BlackGirlsRock, an event to help empower and mentor young women of color. Follow along for some behind-the-scenes moments, and make sure to tune in to BET on April 5th to see the First Lady!
Apparently some white people were offended that the first lady had the audacity to celebrate black women.
“Just don’t understand why woman in general are not included. I’m sure any woman will tell you discrimination is not limited to black woman. I like the sentiment I don’t like the selective support,” wrote one user on Instagram.
These sentiments were pretty popular when it came to what was posted on Obama’s Instagram account. Woe is them. It’s always funny to see people get upset when black people are receiving praise. There has to be some use for #whitetears? Do they get out stains?
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