Jackie Kennedy she is not.
Secure in the knowledge that they can do no wrong in the eyes of an adoring media, optics are all but an afterthought for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
But did Mrs. Obama really think through a new rap video encouraging kids to go to college?
The first lady teamed up with Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah to produce a rap video urging high school students to commit to improving their lives through higher education, Mashable reported.
Granted, it’s for a good cause, but seeing the first lady get her “thug” on doesn’t do much for upholding presidential decorum.
But there Michelle Obama is, showing off her rap skills while taking on the demeanor of a gangsta — the only think missing is a shot of the first lady grabbing her crotch.
The video is a collaboration with College Humor and The Gregory Brothers, according to Mashable.
The Obama fan club is sure to be thrilled with the effort, but the reaction on social media shows that for some, class is still important. Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@RollingStone Went from graceful & classy Jackie Kennedy to this rapping, attention-seeking 1st Lady? Symbolic of the downfall of the US.
— CrazyJoeDavola (@MPChicago82) December 10, 2015
@RollingStone Another ClasslessVid by Michelle Obama! Rapping? She’s met NewLow! Can’t she Choose Better Role Model than Rapper? Ridiculous!
— cindy (@18cingirl) December 10, 2015
@RollingStone “Go to college, kids! Rack up debt and gain nothing of value! It’s like getting a job… for stupid people.”
— Chris M. (@MoviesRWin) December 10, 2015
@RollingStone What a joke the first family is. “This ain’t reality t.v.!” – Frank Costello (The Departed 2006)
— tydeewhydee (@mydeetydee) December 10, 2015
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