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Jay Smooth decries ‘slut-shaming by association’ of Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama surprised observers this week when she answered a question from People Magazine about who she would be if she could be anyone in the world by replaying, “Beyonce.”

Loop21 lit into Obama for her remark, claiming that even the comments on African-American websites found it”embarrassing,” apparently because Beyonce is not regarded as an ideal role model for young women compared to, say, Michelle Obama.

However, Jay Smooth quickly came to Obama’s defense in a video titled “Leave Michelle Obama Alone with Your Random-Ass Opinions,” that debunks the “fake controversy” over her remark.

“It’s really unfair to do this weird slut-shaming thing on Beyonce,” he complained. “That’s not right. And number three, it’s really, really unfair to do some kind of slut-shaming by association on Michelle Obama.”

“There are so many better targets,” he concluded. “Donald Trump was in the news this week. You could throw anything at him and he deserves it.”

This vdieo is from Animal New York, June 1, 2012.

Written by | Muriel Kane

Muriel Kane is an associate editor at Raw Story. She joined Raw Story as a researcher in 2005, with a particular focus on the Jack Abramoff affair and other Bush administration scandals. She worked extensively with former investigative news managing editor Larisa Alexandrovna, with whom she has co-written numerous articles in addition to her own work. Prior to her association with Raw Story, she spent many years as an independent researcher and writer with a particular focus on history, literature, and contemporary social and political attitudes. Follow her on Twitter at @Muriel_Kane

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