Conservative Republicans lost their minds last month when President Obama’s adult daughter, Malia, skipped the Democratic National Convention to attend the Lollapalooza concert in Chicago, Illinois. Of course, they also freaked out and went full racist when she was accepted into Harvard University, so it’s rather difficult to take their reactions seriously when it comes to the children of our president and our First Lady.
Radar Online published the news on their site, along with a photo they insist is proof of the 18-year-old’s “crimes” of “twerking” and allegedly smoking marijuana.
POTHEAD MALIA OBAMA: Malia Obama CAUGHT On Camera Smoking ‘Pot’ https://t.co/b2wgR5dlro
— Never Clinton (@RedPorscheBill) August 10, 2016
Video is also circulating showing “proof” of the incident.
It is difficult to imagine Malia Obama, with Secret Service agents all around her and the ever-present cameras and media coverage surrounding her decision to attend a concert, actually making the decision to smoke pot in public. Racists who follow right-wing sites like Radar Online, however, didn’t seem to have any trouble believing that it was true.
Of course, there is no conclusive proof that the video being circulated actually shows Malia Obama smoking marijuana, or that the video hasn’t been doctored, or that the daughter of President Obama has ever done anything in her life to directly harm or justifiably anger any of the people making these awful comments. Yet, the lowest common denominator among human beings in America have made these remarks from the day President Obama first announced his candidacy and have not stopped attacking the president’s children ever since.
While smoking a joint is against federal law, it is not a crime in the state of Illinois, where Malia Obama attended the concert. Holding a joint at a concert, or any amount of marijuana under ten grams, is nothing more than a civil violation. However, racist nutjobs are calling her a “thug” and comparing her to a “cop killer.”
Just a side note here: Michael Brown was not a cop killer, either. Michael Brown is deceased and the officer in question is still very much alive. But when have facts ever mattered to racists like these?
One thing is for certain, these are not comments that would be made about any white 18-year-old. No one is comparing the average pot smoker, or at least the average white marijuana user, to a “cop killer” or a gang member. But is there anything surprising about the racist right-wing making comments like these anymore?
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