#Malia Obama smoked pot (maybe) and danced with her friends and this set critics, Republicans and at least one #Donald Trump fan on fire with righteous fury. A cellphone video was uploaded showing the First Kid, now an adult, at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago "twerking" and perhaps #smoking what some are sure is a marijuana cigarette. This caused collective heads to explode. Hand-wringers called her a terrible influence and bad example for a White House daughter to set. They're calling the President and Mrs. Obama all kinds of negligent and bad parents. Just wait, Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol Palin will pipe up and that will be interesting irony.
Malia Obama tries weed?
The video clip which is about 6 nanoseconds long was shared by aghast onlookers at Lollapalooza. The part where Malia is supposedly smoking shows a hand -- not necessarily hers -- and a "joint" blurred. So it isn't even clear that she is taking a hit. It's kind of funny that festival goers would be shocked at pot smoking. Music festivals should be called weed parties because that's what they are. Even if you aren't smoking you come home with a contact high from everyone else --- kids, teens, adults -- who is. Malia is 18 which is not to say legal -- recreational pot smoking is illegal for everyone, regardless of whether they are a minor or not. But she is an adult in the eyes of the law. And yet, she's still a teen and teenagers as anyone who lives on the planet knows, experiment with verboten things. Not saying it's right or wrong, it just is. As for the dancing "half naked" (one critic's words), clearly that person has not seen the light of day for a while. Mini skirts, low cut tops -- elementary school kids dress this way and teens definitely do.
Malia Obama sets bad example?
It was suggested that Malia set a poor example and that the Trump kids would do better. Hmmm, anyone remember when trophy hunters Eric and Donald Trump Jr. showed off with a severed elephant trunk and other animals?
People went nuts when Cecil the Lion and Harambe the gorilla were killed. Republicans seem to have forgotten the Trump boys. Or how about when the underage Jenna Bush tried to buy booze? And the Bush girls' notorious partying habits. Maybe it wasn't appropriate for Malia Obama to, possibly, have smoked pot. But comparatively speaking, how bad is it, really?