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Watch Yourself! Michelle Obama Makes Disrespectful Remark About The Queen And "Top CEOs" In A Recent Speech For College Students

July 29, 2019 13:55

Michelle Obama met Queen Elizabeth II when she was the First Lady of the United States in 2009 ahead of the 2009 G-20 summit. The two ladies got along quite well, despite Michelle's infamous breach of royal protocol (she accidentally hugged the Queen, but Her Majesty was fine with it).

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Recently, however, Obama mentioned the royal matriarch in a wrong context and it's not sitting well with us.

Michelle's inconsiderate remark

On July 23, Michelle Obama sat down with 100 university-bound students as part of White House's annual Reach Higher initiative. While speaking with bright-eyed youths, the former First Lady made a disrespectful remark about Her Majesty:

You always think that somebody else knows more than you do. I’ve been at probably every powerful table there is to be at. I have been on boards with some of the top CEOs. I’ve had dinner with the frickin’ Queen! I’ve been to the summit of world leaders. They’re not smarter than you. I’ve met these people.

Clearly, Michelle meant it as an endearment to young people, but her phrasing was less than perfect. She shouldn't have belittled Her Majesty in order to make the students feel better about their abilities. Yes, it was supposed to be a nice sentiment, but Obama should've shown the Queen some respect.

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Michelle is known for her laid back attitude and approachability, but the royals don't like to be regarded so casually in public.

Obama once mentioned that during her visit she was surprised by how "normal" members of the Royal Family acted behind closed doors, but what she doesn't realize is that there's a time and a place for everything.

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