Michelle Obama Calls Out Jimmy Kimmel For Acting Like a Horny Teenager

Former first lady Michelle Obama has been on a press tour promoting new Netflix kids show Waffles + Mochi, but that doesn’t mean her interviewers are sticking to the script. On a late-night appearance with Jimmy Kimmel, Obama found herself asked about the day in 2011 when Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden — per Kimmel, at then-President Barack Obama’s command. Rather, Michelle found herself asked about that night, and whether she and Barack had sex to celebrate. It isn’t the first time Kimmel has asked Michelle that; he’s also asked Barack. Setting aside that we’ve normalized invasively asking celebrities about their sex lives in general, or the increasingly casual treatment of the Obamas as star figures in public, or even the ways that social media has blurred the lines between public and private, I cannot think of a more inappropriate question for Kimmel to ask than whether Michelle and Barack made love to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden. And I couldn’t admire Michelle more for the way her response reflected the embarrassing nature of that question back on to Kimmel.

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