Malia Obama, who began at Harvard this fall after deferring her acceptance for a year, appears to be enjoying her time at the prestigious university—as first year students are wont to do.
Conservative and tabloid sites on Friday, however, appeared to have a different take on the former first daughter’s campus life. “The Daily Caller” published the latest in a series of stories purportedly ratting out Obama for dancing at a music festival, locking lips at a football game and generally doing what many describe as “normal college things.”
The latest outrage stemmed from a video of Obama blowing smoke rings in what appears to bathroom location.
The Internet quickly rallied to Obama’s defense, pointing out that it’s unclear what she’s smoking and comparing her alleged transgression with the actions of other first children.
“Malia Obama blowing smoke rings is the most outrageous thing the child of a president has done since George W. Bush invaded Iraq,” comedian Nat Baimel wrote.
“When Malia Obama cuts off an elephant’s tail and sells our country out to the Russians call me,” filmmaker Jeremy Newberger said.
Read some more replies below:
Whoever sent photos of Malia Obama blowing smoke rings to the tabloids–congrats on getting disinvited from every party you fuckin chess club narc lmao
— sick transit, gloria (@samknight1) November 24, 2017
Malia Obama is behaving like a college student, not stalking high school students.
— Barry Crimmins (@crimmins) November 24, 2017
Malia Obama wasn’t making out with a Russian operative so I’m cool with whatever she did.
— Sean Kent (@seankent) November 24, 2017
LEAVE MALIA OBAMA ALONE.
— Kevin Allred (@KevinAllred) November 24, 2017
I’m so tired of seeing Malia Obama get hate for doing normal college things LET THE GIRL LIVE. but most importantly I’m tired of her “pals” leaking videos ffs
— jo (@chonchajo) November 24, 2017
Protect Malia Obama at all costs.
— Ameena Rasheed (@AmeenaRasheed) November 24, 2017
Maybe if your president wasn’t such trash, Malia wouldn’t HAVE TO get high.
— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) November 24, 2017
Nothing out of the norm about Malia Obama acting like a normal college student.
What is ABSOLUTELY ABNORMAL: trash mag photogs following this kid around with a zoom lense camera.
— Catherine Gill (@theDirtyVegan) November 24, 2017
Are these people for real? Y’all coming at Malia Obama for smoking and locking lips with a dude? Really? Misplaced priorities 🙄 pic.twitter.com/WkPt53Idkt
— Victoria Uwonkunda (@Msuwonkunda) November 24, 2017
This makes me like Malia more than before tbh
— Alexander (@Blvckedout) November 24, 2017
BREAKING: Malia Obama is in college and is acting like it.
– The FCC wants to kill Net neutrality.
– Donald Trump is terrible at his job.
– Keystone Pipe Line spilled oil…210,000 worth.
– Flint Still doesn’t have clean drinking water.
— Davon Magwood (@davonmagwood) November 24, 2017
SOME CONSERVATIVES: Malia Obama is a smoker what a disgrace to our embattled nation
ALSO SOME CONSERVATIVES: That Moore Guy pursuing 14-year old girls? HEY NOW!
— Bret Saunders (@Bretontheradio) November 24, 2017
So the Trump sons can kill a goddamn elephant AND subvert our entire democracy, and Malia can’t blow a smoke ring? pic.twitter.com/FwItcaXxFD
— Khalid El Khatib (@kmelkhat) November 24, 2017
Help,,,,, I looked at one of Malia’s smoke rings and started doing communism!
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) November 24, 2017
They don’t know if that’s hooka, cigarette, cigar, weed, or dmt smoke Malia. Keep on rocking in the free world, youngin’
— #SelfSufficient (@Sulaiman_) November 24, 2017
i hear malia obama is dating a smoke ring and i’m all for it.
— Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) November 24, 2017
Call me when Malia Obama starts killing endangered African elephants for sport.
— Joseph Flynn (@ChinaJoeFlynn) November 24, 2017
I still can’t blow smoke rings so good for Malia.
— Diamond Sharp (@diamonde) November 24, 2017
The only thing I find offensive about about Malia Obama blowing smoke rings is that it confirms she’s so much cooler than I was at 19.
— Charles Clymér🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 24, 2017
Malia Obama doesn’t, you know, slaughter endangered animals. pic.twitter.com/xIbtv3N3uk
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) November 24, 2017
Hey – let me know if Malia colludes with Russia. Until then… pic.twitter.com/KtOdYswmqF
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 24, 2017
WATCH: Malia Obama is cooler than anyone at the Daily Caller will ever be https://t.co/3OHH6GTlT9
— David Klion (@DavidKlion) November 24, 2017
all this video alleges to me is that malia obama is dope as fuck https://t.co/rmzao6MTRi
— lil phag (@elijahdaniel) November 24, 2017