The oldest daughter of President Obama, Malia Obama has surfaced as one of the internet’s most trending topics, which is Marijuana. According to a U.S gossip site Malia Obama was caught smoking a joint on a music festival and the internet has gone crazy about it.
18-year old Malia Obama attended this year’s Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago in July. The teenager had already received criticism for missing the Democratic National Convention over the festival, but recent videos have made young Malia a target of criticism nationwide. The U.S. gossip site Radar Online had been posting amateur videos, taken by concert attendees of Malia dancing and “twerking” with her friends as she had fun at the festival.
On Wednesday, the gossip site obtained a video from 18-year old Jerrdin Selwyn, who was at the concert near Malia Obama. The teenager filmed young Obama who was standing beside her and apparently was holding a cigarette that resembles a marijuana joint.
Selwyn’s Instagram page has been filled with comments and emojis criticizing her for recording and giving the video to Radar Online.
Meanwhile, the internet has divided into two groups. There’s the “Leave Malia alone” group, and the “Obama’s daughter is twerking and smoking weed” group.
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Obama’s video was posted on Youtube on Tuesday and has had 1,157,079 views since then, and thousands of people have gathered to comment the happening. The vast majority, defends Malia Obama claiming she’s just a teenager trying to live her life. Some had pointed out that President Obama had talked about smoking pot when he was young on previous occasions and that cannabis has been decriminalized in Illinois recently.
“I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time and not very healthy. I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and vice,” said POTUS to The New Yorker.
The hashtag #LeaveMaliaAlone has been trending for almost two days now and has everyone talking about the teenager. Others have shamed Malia for attending the concert and for allegedly smoking a Marijuana cigarette, claiming the Obama administration will be affected by the teenager’s behavior. Trump supporters have also emerged to defend the Republican nominee and its family over the Obama’s.
President Obama’s teenage daughters have been in the eye of the public since he first became the nation’s commander-in-chief. The girls have participated in several television appearances and are known for their good grades and school work. Malia Obama will be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017 after having a gap year. Neither the teenager or the Obama’s have talked or discuss the happening.
Source: The Independent