Michelle Obama Laments, “I’m a Black Woman in America… We’re Not Always Made to Feel Beautiful”

Michelle Obama was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey who was on her “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus.” tour that she is doing with Weight Watchers Reimagined.

In the interview, Michelle Obama laments that society does not see black women as beautiful.  That is rich, considering she was on umpteen magazine covers.

Should we conclude that America is racist against Slovenian-Americans?  Because Melania Trump has graced ZERO magazine covers since becoming First Lady. And she was literally a fashion model.

A quick Google search shows Michelle has been on the cover of:

  • Time
  • InStyle
  • Vogue
  • Ebony
  • Radar
  • Parade
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Health Today
  • Elle
  • Ladies Home Journal
  • Essence
  • T Magazine
  • Reader’s Digest
  • People
  • Prevention
  • Glamour
  • Variety
  • Vanity Fair
  • Redbook
  • Bazaar
  • AARP

And more!!!

Yet, Michelle believes that America does not make black women feel beautiful.

From The Hill:

“People called me all kinds of things when I was campaigning for Barack, like it was a competition,” she said. “They called me un-American, and this stuff sticks with you. Men talked about the size of my butt. There are people who were telling me I was angry. That stuff hurts, and it makes you sort of wonder, what are people seeing? That stuff is there. And look, I’m a black woman in America. And you know, we’re not always made to feel beautiful. So, there’s still that baggage that we carry, and not everyone can relate to that.”

It is amazing that Michelle Obama, a best-selling author in 2019, still sees America through the lens she does.  She is widely admired throughout America, even being named the most admired woman in America in 2019, according to Gallup.  I admire her for THOSE ARMS!

The fact is, there are attractive and not so attractive people of all races.  I’ll agree, society has tough beauty standards for women.  But, it’s tough for all women, not just women of a particular race.

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