A secret Facebook page allegedly belonging to Malia Obama was revealed by the Daily Mail on Monday. The profile has generated backlash thanks to an image in which President Trump is called “evil” — and now Chelsea Clinton, among others, is coming to the 20-year-old’s defense.
The controversial image, used as the account’s cover photo, shows a row of pink sticky notes on a kitchen shelf. The notes read, “Donald Trump is president,” “This is not normal,” “Donald Trump is evil” and “Don’t be complacent.”
While it’s unclear if the account actually belongs to former President Barack Obama’s older daughter, the backlash among his detractors has ensued.
“Sorry, Malia, we the people feel the same way toward your so-called dad Obummer,” read one angry comment. “Your whole family needs to move to Kenya!”
But critics of the Harvard student were quickly shut down on social media — most notably by another former first daughter.
Malia Obama is a private citizen. No part of her life should be anyone’s clickbait.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 19, 2019
It’s not the first time Clinton — who endured her own share of negative scrutiny during her father’s presidential tenure — has stepped in to defend a fellow first child. In December, she tweeted her support of 12-year-old Barron Trump, who is currently living in the White House, writing, “Please leave Barron Trump out of ‘jokes’ & analyses. He’s a kid and private citizen and deserves to be left alone. Thank you.”
Other public figures — including Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer under Obama — jumped in to show their own support for Malia.
President’s daughter who is Senior Advisor is fair game for media to report on. Former President’s daughter who is college student is not. @dailymail Leave Malia Obama alone.
— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) February 19, 2019
My thoughts on #MaliaObama might be controversial but I feel like Flint still doesn't have clean water; Puerto Rico hasn’t received sufficient support to rebuild; the judicial system is being corrupted through presidential appointments; and the POTUS is a racist sexual predator.
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) February 19, 2019
Really? We're slamming #MaliaObama for having negative feelings towards the racist who drove the birther bullsh*t about her damn father?
Also, we should ALL be slamming this lying wanna-be dictator. Good for you Citizen Malia!
— Kelly AuCoin (@KellyAuCoin77) February 19, 2019
On Monday the Daily Mail also published photos of the former first daughter sharing a bottle of wine at a pool party with friends while underage — just months shy of her 21st birthday.
Many commenters felt it was harmless and typical behavior for a college student, and that the young woman didn’t deserve to be shamed for it.
this is so annoying. please report on something that actually is valuable rather than showing that a 20 year old college student is sharing a bottle of wine with two of her friends???? https://t.co/dwMCjfX42h
— kaitlyn howard (@khoward_yadoing) February 18, 2019
The same people mad at Malia Obama for drinking wine and wearing a bathing suit at age 20 are the same people who excuse Brett Kavanaugh for drinking beer and assaulting a woman at age 17
— 𝗭𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻 (@ZackBornstein) February 19, 2019
Conservatives: Brett Kavanaugh was just a young boy when he drank too much beer and tried to rape girls in college.
Also conservatives: Malia Obama drinking wine at 20 years old is unacceptable!
— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) February 18, 2019
Malia Obama drinks wine and hates Donald Trump, she is no different than any of us going through this hell.
But, she does need better friends, all they do is snitch.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) February 18, 2019
So Malia Obama was drinking wine in Miami & she dislikes Donald Trump?
She’s 20! She’s on the right track & she’s doing what the average young woman in college is doing.
PS: She just need to learn to pour her liquor in juice bottles & get better friends who don’t tell on her! pic.twitter.com/xERytuKi2M
— Jerome Trammel (@MrJeromeTrammel) February 18, 2019
Malia Obama stays surrounded by snitches.
— roxane gay (@rgay) February 18, 2019
I made the mistake of checking why Malia Obama was trending on Twitter. Evidently she is living life as a human person. Outrageous.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) February 19, 2019
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