Now, the weird thing about this is that Michelle Obama is the most in-shape First Lady we’ve had since Sarah Childress Polk, who was a notorious regular at 19th-century Curves classes. Why, then, is there so much focus on her body?
Well, Michelle Obama does believe that people should eat healthy foods, which, for some reason, means that she should also look like notorious beacon of fine-ass bootiness Kate Moss. But there are those conservatives who are willing to give Michelle Obama a pass, like notorious internet narcissist Ann Althouse:
I disagree with that sort of critique, by the way. She’s made the subject obesity and how it affects health, not mere fatness and how it affects beauty. For her issue, it’s fine that she doesn’t come across as thin.
Althouse also believes it is okay that basketball players don’t come across as tall and Oprah doesn’t come across as your insanely rich and a little loopy best friend.
So, why is there all this focus on Michelle Obama’s ass? The Washington Post theorizes (by which Yr Wonket means is completely correct) that this all comes down to stereotypes about black women’s bodies. We mean, Negresses all have those big thick ghetto booties, right? Conservatives have seen brief snippets of rap videos on the news in the ’90s, so they’re pretty sure they know what all black ladies look like without pants on.