When Michelle Obama was living in the White House, she tried hard to keep her daughters Malia and Sasha out of the public eye. That’s why it has come as a surprise that Michelle has been openly talking about her children often in the speeches she has given since she ended her time as First Lady.
Celebrity Insider reported that during a speaking engagement in Boston this week, Michelle lamented that her oldest daughter Malia, 19, is learning that fame is a monster. She said that though she raised their daughters to be powerful and strong women, Malia is having trouble navigating the constant solicitation while at Harvard.
Malia began her freshman year at Harvard earlier this fall, and though she has been in the public eye for over eight years, she has not grown accustomed to the attention that she is getting while on campus. Instead of being able to live life as a normal college student, Malia has been constantly approached by people asking for her autograph and for photos.
Michelle explained that Malia has not yet accepted that she is a public figure and will therefore have little privacy.
Earlier this month, Michelle opened up about how she raised her two daughters.
“Sometimes we treat our children too preciously because of the issues they’ve dealt with,” she said, according to In Style. “Barack and I, we thought about with Malia and Sasha, OK, we could’ve spent eight years feeling sorry for them that they were living in a bubble that every misstep for them would be on YouTube, that their privacy, they didn’t have access to their father in a way … We could’ve felt bad for them, and there would’ve been a truth there. But our view was this is their life, and we can’t apologize for the life they have because a whole lot of it is good.”
“I can’t cherish you to death,” she added. “We have to raise our children to be the adults that we want them to be, and that starts young. You can’t be so afraid that life will break them that you don’t prepare them for life. Sometimes our fear keeps us from pushing our kids out into the cold cruel world. And then they’re not ready and we wonder why.”
We find it odd that Michelle is talking about her daughters so much now when they clearly want to live their lives out of the public eye. Clearly, Michelle is using her teenage girls to try and make herself stay relevant, which is incredibly pathetic.
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