Everyday when I get up I do a daily search of Barack and Michelle Obama news. So far this week stories about Michelle’s bare arms have been all the talk online. Apparently some people are seriously mortified that Michelle is (gasp) showing her arms. Some have argued that it shows a lack of class, but you guys know me- I have a different argument. I think some people are mortified not just by Michelle’s super toned and sculpted arms, but by the fact that there is a Black First Lady period and that she doesn’t look like mammy. Some parts of this country simply cannot deal with a sista who doesn’t fit the stereotype of what a Black woman should be or look like. The talk of Michelle’s exposed arms will no doubt continue as she is once again exposing them in her official White House portrait. This photo is causing as much a firestorm as the sight of her at the President’s address to Congress did.
Some are wondering why Michelle has to be so “out there” with her style. LOL. Who knew exposing one’s arms would be considered “out there”. Clearly more is going on than meets the eye when it comes to the nation’s obsession with Michelle’s arms.
I have given my opinion. What say you my Brown Sistas?