People gon learn that folks got limits. According to the Washington Post, Michelle Obama was speaking at a private fundraiser when a lesbian activist named Ellen Hurtz kept interrupting her. She wanted POTUS Obama to sign an anti-discrimination executive order.
Wells, that wasn’t the time for her to be showing out and clearly, FLOTUS wasn’t here (nor there nor anywhere) for that. So she left where she was standing and stood in front of the woman and said:
“One of the things that I don’t do well is this. Do you understand? Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
OOP!!! Like a REAL G! Apparently, people asked Michelle to stay and Ellen was showed the door, and I hope given the suggestion that it better not hit her where the good Lord split her. Cuz… WELP. And afterwards, the lady talmbout she was “taken aback” by Michelle stepping to her because she paid $500 to be there.
AND?!? $500 doesn’t mean you could be incredibly rude and make demands of the First Lady, who isn’t even in charge of policymaking. Ma’am, $500 doesn’t buy you a get out of good sense card. You better have several seats! Iunno whatchu thought THIS was. She was taken aback that she thought she could talk AT Michelle with no types of repercussions. Don’t come for Michelle when she ain’t send for you.
See? The thing is that people forget she’s from Chicago. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson ain’t here to take your shit. You act a fool and she might embarrass you. Plus, she ain’t never scurred. Don’t be fooled by the degrees and the poise and class she shows regularly. Ellen tried it and got what she deserved.
FLOTUS doesn’t have to keep taking the crap people hurl her way. Barack might need to be nice because he’s all leader of the free world game proper but Michelle ain’t the one in office. She has a limit and folks test it. Remember this epic side-eye she gave John Boehner on inauguration day?
She’s like “Boy, bye!” Things that Michele Obama has time for: NOT that.
I hope to all that is good and holy that Michelle isn’t pressured to apologize for this incident. I really do. Because people are great for talmbout how their feelings are hurt but they were nowhere to be found as folks hurled insults at her, calling her a monkey and all other awful epithets. DONTCHU APOLOGIZE, SHELLY!!!
I’m just about sick and tired of the amount of disrespect that is shown to the Obamas. No other President or First Lady has been exposed to such utmost tomfoolery. Racist donkeys and asses cannot help themselves but be mad that our President is Black, his house is White and if he had a lambo, it’d probably be blue.
On the last day of Barack’s presidency, he needs to give one last speech and say “Fuck you. Fuck you. YOU COOL. And Fuck you.” Then he should dropkick the White House podium and swag surf into an all night party after telling people “Remember nice Barack? He’s dead.”
And I’d even hold his collar as he hits his footwork on his desk in the Oval Office. It’d be good times. There’ll be endless flaming hot cheetos and Mike’s hard lemonade for everyone.
I couldn’t be a politician, yall. Folks like me ain’t meant to run for office. I can’t e’em run to the store. The only running I can do is amok. I’m couthless in Chicago.
“Senator Luvvie. Is it true that you told one of your staffers to go dropkick a teddy bear into traffic if he was mad?” “Yes. Yes I did.”
“Congresswoman Luvvie. Did you really tell your secretary to go cunt punt Glenn Beck?” “I may have. By may, I mean absolutely.”
“Secretary of Defense Luvvie. Did you tell China to kiss your ass?” “Did I? It’s possible. I thought I said it under my breath.”
And if folks said some stuff I didn’t like, I’d be all “SHUT YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU’RE TALKING TO ME!!!” They wouldn’t know what to do with me. And CSPAN would catch me in proceedings side-eying the hell outta my colleagues. I would be THE WORST! *jean-ralphio voice* the woooorrrssstttttt.
So yeah, whatchu think bout this incident? Do you like how Michelle Obama handled it? What would you have done if this were you? I bet the next person who wants to get froggy with FLOTUS gon think harder before they leap.
What have we learned today, kids? All together: “Don’t come for Michelle when she ain’t send for you.” Cuz she’s gone with the wind fabulous (unlike Kenya Moore). Never forget.
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Edit: The audio of the incident is now available for you to listen to.
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