Michelle Obama Needs to Lighten Up on Being Black Says Fox News
NEW YORK — First Lady Michelle Obama is “fully within her rights to be black” according to Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
But she shouldn’t keep “ragging on and on and on about it” said an agitated Kelly last night.
“Look. I was okay with her talking about getting deep-fried foods out of school cafeterias,” said Kelly in a 9-minute segment on her Fox News show The Kelly File.
“And I didn’t say a word when Rush Limbaugh said she has biceps bigger than a 250-pound weight lifter on steroids.”
“But enough already. Michelle Obama is black. We get it. Time to move on to more important things Michelle.”
Fox News and other right-wing media have accused Mrs. Obama of “playing the whiney whine-whine race card” in a commencement address to graduating students at Tuskegee University, a historically black school in Alabama. Bill O’Reilly guest racism expert, retired neurosurgeon and declared presidential candidate Ben Carson said being black has never been an issue for him and criticized the First Lady for “picking a white fight” and “having a bad hair day.”
Reactions on social media and other news outlets to the speech were largely supportive however with most agreeing racism is still a problem in America.
“Michelle Obama spoke in strikingly personal tones about her experience of being viewed — and judged — through racial prisms,” said CNN about the suddenly controversial Tuskegee speech.
“She was open and honest and the students, black and white, were visibly moved by her comments.”
“Mrs. Obama spoke about the first time she was on a magazine cover and it was a cartoon drawing of her with a huge Afro and a machine gun. She spoke about her nagging worries that you’re going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason other than being black.”
Immediately following her lengthy comments on Mrs. Obama’s graduation speech, Kelly moved on to interview Univision TV host Rodner Figueroa who was fired from his job in March for saying Michelle Obama looks like a character from the film Planet of the Apes.
Reportering for The Lapine