Breaking news! Malia Obama, daughter of former president Barack Obama and living legend Michelle Obama, is a real-life human being with opinions, preferences and even *gasp* friends!
Over the past two days, U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail has published not one, not two, but three pieces on Malia’s scandalous behaviour which includes activities like not liking Donald Trump and drinking a few months before her 21st birthday.
Seriously, what is this weird hit job even about?
It started over the weekend when the Mail published a story that Malia (who turns 21 on July 4th) was drinking $80 rosé at a party in Miami Beach. It would appear the Harvard student had taken a brief break from her studies to head south for what we can assume was some much-needed R&R (not to endorse underage drinking, but come on!).
Under-age Malia Obama is spotted sipping on an $80 bottle of wine with three friends https://t.co/Zw4G8q1rk6
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 18, 2019
The article points out that Malia was photographed at a five-star hotel frequented by the Kardashians, so her and her friends are “clearly not strapped for cash with their student budgets.” Considering the current POTUS owns several hotels, we’re not sure what the point is here.
The Mail followed up the rosé piece with a who’s who of Malia’s vacation companions which consists of three high school friends who also have ties to the Obama administration. Makes sense. If you want to see four besties hanging out, check it out.
The final piece was the real bombshell — turns out, like many people, Malia Obama is not a fan of Donald Trump. The Mail seems to have uncovered a private Facebook account used by Malia at the end of high school and during her subsequent gap year featuring photos from that time. There was one photo in particular that drew attention — a shot of sticky notes reading “Donald Trump is president,” “This is not normal,” “Donald Trump is evil” and “Don’t be complaisant.” So, you know, just the very same things we repeat to ourselves every morning in the shower.
The photo was also liked and commented on by former Vice President Joe Biden‘s granddaughter Finnegan Biden who attended high school with Malia.
Malia Obama’s secret Facebook account reveals just how much former First Daughter hates Donald Trump https://t.co/aGN3dzgHn8
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 18, 2019
The general response online was pretty much the same as when Malia got caught smoking weed: you go, girl!
I saw Malia Obama drinking rose & hating trump so now I’m drinking rose & hating trump pic.twitter.com/AsFB2u9lhp
— some broad (@somebroadsays) February 19, 2019
Clickbait: Malia Obama is drinking wine and criticizing the president!
— taylor (@tmarie1311) February 19, 2019
BREAKING: Malia Obama is relatable af.
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) February 19, 2019
oh shit Malia Obama is trending again ; did she do something unspeakably cool??
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) February 18, 2019
I for one am glad that Malia Obama is having a better black history month than the rest of us. Someone has to know joy!
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) February 19, 2019
All of Twitter coming together to defend Malia Obama pic.twitter.com/9wgS2WHvj3
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 19, 2019
Other people pointed out that underage drinking is the least of the crimes committed by children of presidents lately and that if Brett Kavanaugh can be a Supreme Court judge after spending the entirety of high school black-out drunk, Malia can have a bit of a break on this one.
Let me get this straight: Malia Obama is studying at Harvard and in a private setting, articulated her distrust and fear of a man who has spent years saying racist, xenophobic, hateful things about her father and the country she loves.
Why is she being shamed again?
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 19, 2019
Malia Obama is more mature than Donald Trump Jr. And she’s not going to prison.
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) February 19, 2019
The same people mad at Malia Obama for drinking wine and wearing a bathing suit at age 20 are the same people who excuse Brett Kavanaugh for drinking beer and assaulting a woman at age 17
— 𝗭𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗕𝗼𝗿𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻 (@ZackBornstein) February 19, 2019
I don’t want to hear any hot takes about Malia Obama drinking underage from anyone who blindly excused Brett Kavanaugh’s conduct as a young adult because of “all of the boys drank beer and boys will be boys” bs…
— Ellen Laurers (@LaurenDramaGirl) February 19, 2019
Malia also had the support of another First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton, who knows all too well what it’s like to live your life in the spotlight.
Malia Obama is a private citizen. No part of her life should be anyone’s clickbait.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 19, 2019