First lady urges graduates to reject media’s culture of celebrity worship

When Michelle Obama, during a commencement speech at Bowie State University today, urged young people to expand their career dreams beyond “fantasizing about being a baller or a rapper,” we couldn’t help but agree. We can’t say we disagree either with her entreaty that students “stand against the media that elevates today’s celebrity gossip instead of the serious issues of our time.” It’s difficult, though, not to be reminded of the very cozy relationship between the Obamas and “first couple” Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Come to think of it, there were a lot of serious issues that needed the president’s attention while he was busy with his celebrity fundraisers.

In other news, the White House announced today that the Obamas would host another concert Wednesday night, featuring Carole King, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sandé, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood. The nation’s non-celebrities can see a replay on taxpayer-funded PBS May 28.

  • FreedomFighter

    The Limbaugh Theorem

    • Ben Bollman

      Ha! I thought the same thing.

      • OpenTheDoor

        The O’Bamas have to be the least self-aware couple/politicians ever!

        • Ben Bollman

          Oh they are aware and they do it on purpose. They are truly despicable people.

    • Barack Hussein Sharpton

      President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

  • Kevin

    Now hurry up and do as she says, not as she does. The First Lady has a party to go to, she can’t wait all day.

  • $27789750

    Obamas usually fail to see the disconnect between their words and their actions. This no different.

    • CNS74

      Liberals use “projection” very well. Whenever they criticize the GOP, if you listen closely, it is exactly what they are doing.

    • oldandtired

      Not really, they just don’t care what you think.


    Its Okay for her to do one thing, and say another. Do As I Say, Not As I Do.
    But, she’ll tell you that, that it’s Okay for her to mislead our impressionable youth.
    Because it is after all an “Accolades Event,” and Barack is “All For The Celebrating Accolades Events”, and of course it is…
    Viewable on none other than the PBS…. (PraisingBarackStation).

    • Gallatin


      And our tax dollars pay for it.

  • mdtljt

    Don’t fantasize about being a baller or rapper…but it’s just fine to be a rapper’s baller…just ask Dear Leader!!

  • Patriot

    The very media culture of celebrity worship that helped get her husband elected.

    • Jeremy

      yeah the celebrity in chief indeed

  • trixiewoobeans

    That’s rich, coming from President and Mrs. Hollywood or Bust!

  • Candy Ohara

    Up next..he/r opinion on spending other people’s money…especially on opulent vacations.

  • Joy

    That’s right….We’re only supposed to worship the Obamas….NOT!!!

  • no_more_deceit


    • IBXNJ

      Biggest bunch of PHONIES on the planet!!!!!

  • Guest

    Ah yes, the old “Do as I say, not as I do”.

  • TocksNedlog

    Lying is the new breathing.


    The Obamas live like Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos at the public expense!! The only “Cult of Personality ” I EVER liked was by Living Colour!

    • almarquardt

      I haven’t heard that song in a long time, yet it instantly popped in my head and won’t go away. Thank you?

      • IBXNJ

        It is soooo true!!

    • Brian Richardson

      The line in that song that perfectly describes Obama’s presidency is where they sing “I exploit you, still you love me”.

      • IBXNJ

        PT Barnum was right!!!! There is a SUCKER born every minute!!

        • ImNoDhimmi

          It would seem there were millions of suckers voting in the last election.

  • john cooper

    I thought this was a “Onion” thing when I saw the headline

    • Jeremy

      You would think she wouldn’t be this stupid but,yeah she is.

  • Conrad2010

    Do as we say, not as we do, suckas!

  • waterytart

    I wish I could be clever here, but these people are just downright GD frightening in their complete disconnect from reality.

  • Joe W.

    Just a little while longer and we’ll see the perp walk and watch Moochelle exit the White House. Hope the SS checks for the silverware when she leaves. Y’all remember Hillary lifting a bunch of bling when she left.

    • nc

      If they actually do the perp walk, losing a little silverware will be a small price to pay.

    • Axelgreaser

      Cuz’nSolyndra (To Quack Addict): “Mmm, hmm!” (Whispering) “And check between her legs baby, on her way out the do’. She could chain a 25lb. turkey and a Dolly Madison bunch table all up in there an’ you know we democrat’s likes ta’ leave wiff more than we came wiff. You know I ain’t lying’, an if y’all ask her, ‘where’s that priceless antiquity’, she jus’ gonna say ‘I don’t know, I can’t answer that, I can’t discuss that, I’ll have to get back to you ’bout that, I don’t know nuthin’.’ Tha’s reet! If I’m lyin’ I’m dyin’ darlin’!” (Crossing her heart and looking around while shaking up a pitcher of ‘Fire Quacker Martini’s’ for her good friend JoeW., making sure they’re alone). “I’ll tell you whut, I’m keepin’ my eye’ on all this he’ah ‘Millionaire’s Va’kah! This sheeyit’s wor’f $1.500.00 a btl.,plus tax. Cuz’ when ya’ drinkin’ on the taxpay’ah, ya only drink the best. An’wiff a name like Solyndra, I ain’t takin’ ano’tha rap fa’ Barry, even to mooch off’n a 1st Cuz’n wiff her own plane, 450 wigs an’ who don’t haf’ta wait 5 seconds for a booth seat at ‘Shake Shack.” (She pours) “Here ya go Joey, handle it easy or it’ll blow up. I add a drop of ‘$8/gal. Obama Gas so it’ll run thru y’all like grease thru a goose ta’ prevent hangov’ah’s. Why else you think Bar’bra Walter’s ree’tiring? She was runnin’ her mouth ov’ah there at that bar, and took a sip an’ she blew off half her face wiff a Cuz’n Solyndra ‘Fire Quacker Martini. An’ it was the good side.’ Singed Bo the hypo-allergenic dog pretty bad too. Anyway’s, let’s drink to another four years of free booze, wild parties, moovie stars, vacations, rappers and toilet paper made outta $1,000.00 bills. Eat ya’ heart out Venezuela!” (To JW) “Bottoms up honey.” (They throw ’em back) “How’dja like that olive? I stabbed it with a damn duck feather, jus’ fa’ y’all! Crazy thang like ta’ tore my finger off when I pulled it out its rear end!” (Whispering) “I washed it. But it swallowed Moo’s million doll’ah yell’ah diamond ring on loan from Cartier. Im gonna have one mo’ a these and follow that duck around wiff a stick and dig though the droppin’s, baby. Tha’s all we do in Washington anyway.”

      • Joe W.

        Bwahahahahahahahhaaa..snort..snort…bwahahahahahahahahahaha….. (wiping the soda from my computer screen)… A Gibbsdithers CLASSIC!!!!

        • Axelgreaser

          “Snort!” Joe, have you noticed the ‘JoeW.(Registered)”Snort!” has gone viral on Twitter! Politcal ‘celeb’s’ are using it. I think I saw Ann Coulter use it in a tweet. Maybe you SHOULD have Registered it! :)))

  • twolaneflash

    With the arrival of The Obamas on the scene, you have all the celebrities you need to worship. At some point, we have enough celebrities, and money, and freedoms, eh, MO?

  • Jeremy

    Do as I say not as I do – typical liberal thinking

  • sickofemall

    Can anyone understand what she is saying at the very end of this speech?

    • mharper42

      Reject the slander that says a black child with a book is trying to act white…

  • Axelgreaser

    ARE THEY SENDING OUT A ROBOTICAL ‘FLOTUS?’ That isn’t quite programmed yet! Isn’t this woman the ‘Star F****r’ that passes out Oscars surrounded by captive military? that hangs with rappers? LOL! There comes a time when you just have to say this woman is ‘full of it!’

  • Jillane Kent

    What else will the graduates of various ‘studies’ programs have to do? Certainly, given the labor market demand for gender grievance studies, they’ll need something to fill their time.

  • ObamaFail

    And people should start by stopping the worship of her husband.

    • stuckinIL4now

      … and her.

  • Rick

    Only blacks say a young black child with a book is trying to act white. Racist are you michelle?

  • unknown

    Hard to do that since the celebrity crowd is so determine to define what is “hip” in our culture.

    • IBXNJ

      Today MTV now stands for Maternity Television!!!

  • yourmamatoo

    Perhaps she should take that advice to her husband.
    He is the poster child for celebrating celebrity worship.

    • beebop1952

      That’s why we don’t have pics of big ZERO with Tiger ….

  • Abiss


  • TDS

    Wasn’t it the “culture of celebrity worship” that got her husband elected?
    Just sayin’…

  • bigkahuna9

    Rome burns while the Obamas pay fiddlers to play at taxpayer expense

  • Brian Richardson

    The Scandalpalooza Concert!

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    LOL, talk about the pot calling the kettle — well, I better skip that or the you-know-whos will call me RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST.

    • yourmamatoo

      Thanks for the laugh!

    • rinodino

      The fact that there are always ten times more comments on twitchy about the First Lady doing First Lady stuff than the so called “scandals” of dems tells me something and its always in black and white television , you remember when different people that we never saw in certain roles finally achieve those levels of society, many in America would say…. HOW DARE THEY!!!!!!!

      Yeah that’s what the comment section on twitchy/mo sounds like

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Congratulations! Your “deep insight” rises to the level of an ant’s knees. Your mother must be so proud. Now go clean her basement…er…your room.

      • Corey Dennison

        Hint: Partying with celebs on the taxpayer dime is not “First Lady stuff.”


  • Steve_J

    Where would she be without it?

  • BlahBlah

    Somebody should hack her teleprompter, load it with 50 Shades of Grey or some such crap and then watch her read mindlessly.

  • ksimms

    Remember when we had a Hollywood actor for a President (Ronald Reagan-R) or Governor (Arnold Schwarzenegger-R) or Senator (Fred Thompson-R) or Representative (Fred Grandy-R, Sonny Bono-R) or Mayor (Clint Eastwood-R).

    For people who purport to hate celebrities and Hollywood, you sure do elect a lot of them. I didn’t even mention the ex-athletes and coaches.

    Any time you want a side-by-side comparison between which party worships the culture of celebrity more, bring it on.

    • Slapweasel

      You should READ an article before commenting on it. Stick your knee-jerk up your *$$ and tell me WHERE Michelle Obama didn’t go “full hypocrisy”?

      You jump on another tangent about voting in “celebrities”, instead of tacking the topic at hand.


      P.S. I Don’t HATE Celebrities. I don’t like certain opinions, but I’ll still go to the movie or watch a show of someone, with whom, I disagree.

      …that is until they say something or start something that “offends me”. Which isn’t really that often, ‘sir’/’ma’am’.

      • beebop1952

        Dave Bing, Kevin Johnson, Al Franken ….. they have no shame, really. None.

    • BlahBlah

      Yeah wut.

    • Corey Dennison

      Reading Is FUNdamental.

  • MurphTacular

    Ronald Reagan & Frank Sinatra?

    • Corey Dennison

      Exactly! Remeber when Reagan told us we shouldn’t worship celebrites and…oh wait. Yup, you’re still a moron.

      • MurphTacular

        Nah, just have a long memory. It was obvious that Reagan – like the vast majority of his generation – was in awe of Frank. That’s all I was trying to say … And didn’t Ronnie do a favor for Frank? I remember a “Doonesbury” sendup on all of this that was hilarious …

        • Corey Dennison

          Okay…that whooshing sound you hear is the point of this whole thread zipping over your head as it approaches the sound barrier.

          Get that ‘dikshunarey’ back out from under your lopsided coffee table and look up the word ‘hypocrisy.’

          The point, which you so deliberately miss, is that the first lady tells us all to do one thing, and then usually goes and does it herself.

          And as for Doonesbury: sorry, I haven’t taken enough mind-altering drugs in my life to be able to understand that liberal jack-offery.

          • MurphTacular

            Nope. I have surmised the thread’s intention, which is to belittle the Obamas for palling around with celebrities, just like the Reagans did. The difference is when the Obamas do it, that action is taken as celebrity worship, but when the Reagans do it, it’s perfectly fine.
            And Doonesbury is hilarious, and no ‘mind-altering drugs’ are needed. I read it every morning at 7 a.m., when the toughest substance I’ve ingested is hot coffee.

          • Corey Dennison

            Then you surmised wrongly.

            I deplore the Obama’s hypocrisy in this story–and if you care to read what most other folks have posted here, you’d see they feel the same way.

            The fact that you chose to deliberately find another intent only shows your intellectual dishonesty.

            By the way…since you can’t help but bring up Reagan in all this, I suppose it’s worth noting that he was actually a Hollywood actor and was frineds with many of the celebs of that day prior to holding elected office.

          • MurphTacular

            “Deliberately find another intent”?? How about simply arrived at a different conclusion than everyone else b/c I’m not determined to find hypocrisy and malice in every action and utterance of the First Lady?
            Re: “worth noting” that Reagan was a “Hollywood actor.”
            Obviously. Who doesn’t know that? He was also governor of California, was an Illinois native, was a spokesman for G.E. and was elected governor of California. Good. Grief.

          • Corey Dennison

            How can you arrive at the intent you describe when hypocrisy is blatantly spelled out in front of you by everyone here as the reason they are bothered? Good. Grief.

            And I mentioned Reagan’s background because you seemed to not really factor that into your whole calculus.

  • neoface

    What a freaken hypocrite!! Isn’t that what the Oblamers do, worship celebrities????

  • Bill Board

    Michelle also sat on her fat a$$ on The Tonight Show and told Gabby Douglas she shouldn’t eat at McDonald’s.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Fat a$$ Michelle “Wide Load” Obama needs to take a good look in the mirror before she starts spewing directives at others. Fat, stupid cow.

    • rinodino

      How dare she be First Lady !!! I’ve never seen this before!!! Take back America!!! Lol

      • Corey Dennison

        You’re not very bright, are you?

        • rinodino

          Brighter than a CD

          • Corey Dennison

            Wow…you’re brighter than a compact disc?

            You’re a frickin’ genius, I tell ya.

          • rinodino

            That’s why I like you cd because its like fighting a light weight just toying with you cd… Get it now cd?

          • Corey Dennison

            Oooo…we have an internet tuff guy on our hands!!! All, behold the power of mighty rinodumbass!

            In all seriousness, since you want to use fighting as a metaphor for debate/discussion: normally you end up looking like Woody Allen against Evander Holyfield after 10 rounds of an ass-whupping.

            Get it now, dumbass? Of course you don’t–you’re too stupid.

          • rinodino

            Lol somebody is mad that they just got taken to the woodshed and didn’t even know their own initials , relax dude it happens to everyone, some more than others but it happens

  • Kleverabevera

    There is something about this story that reminds me of cake?

    • David Raineri-Maldonado

      Written in a secret room in Portal:”The cake is a lie!”

  • cardsfan67

    I always find it interesting when Democrats make statements that assume black people only dream of being a “baller or a rapper” it slides by, but if a Republican said it they would be branded a racist. Soft bigotry of low expectations indeed.

  • stuckinIL4now

    So does Mooch’s advice include the media’s creepy and bizarre culture of worship for her and her useless dumbass husband? Just when did the Worst Couple have those lobotomies?

  • tjp77


  • Conservatarian

    What a coincidence. I just pulled out my Merriam Webster to look up the definition of ‘hypocrisy’, and it said ‘First lady urges graduates to reject media’s culture of celebrity worship’.

  • Dick Beninya

    What a sad f’n joke.

  • jebjr

    This idiot makes a sack of rocks look like Einstein…..If it weren’t for a ‘culture of celebrity worship’ her husband wouldn’t be in the White House.

  • Mike Robinson

    Just… Unreal. It’s like liberals are missing the gene that recognizes irony.

  • rhodi

    Do as I say, not what I do.

  • ked5

    if lady Macbeth wants people to stop worshipping celebrities – she should set an example by not chasing after them.

  • radicallyalyssa

    “Congrats graduates! Now I gotta head out to my BFF Beyonce’s baby shower! Bye ya’ll!”

  • Zach Smith

    Are these people really so daft that they can’t realize the irony in this stuff they read off the teleprompter?

    And could you please explain to us why accusing someone of acting white would be slanderous, Mrs. Obama?

  • Bemani Dog

    Says the woman who spends half her life on the cover of Vogue magazine.

  • Guest

    The First Hippocrite (sic) inserted herself into the Oscars,
    surrounds herself at every opportunity with celebrities;
    yet spends negligible time with disadvantaged black people.
    Never was there a more glaring example of “do what I say, not what I do”.

  • Murphy Linn Spears

    This is rich

  • CombatDiver

    That’s like Obama saying its not right for a millionaire to pay a lesser tax rate than his secretary then turning around and paying a lesser rate than Uncle Joe.

  • JR48

    As she passes out Oscars…

  • RightThinking1

    On the other hand, putting in an appearance for the Academy Awards is OK, because…, well, because.

  • beebop1952

    Without celebrity worship, her husband would be unpacking in Hawaii.

  • Lynn R

    …and the sad part is that she doesn’t see the irony in it.

  • Jedd McHead

    Hypocrisy is an art form for Moochelle, Barry, Carney, Clinton, et al.

  • Herman LaClair

    aren’t there any mirrors in the White House??

  • Dianna Scribner

    Got to laugh at the hypocricy. Why I do listen or believe a word either of the Obamas say. Amazes how many Americans can’t see through them.

  • God Bless America

    GIANT HIPPOcrite…

  • Elke E. Wilhelm

    Don’t worship any celebrities. Except for me!!!!!! lol

  • frogmouth

    But she *DOESN’T* worship those celebrities. They are there to pay homage to her as their Queen.
    So shut it, peasant. If you know what’s good for you.

  • CynicOwl

    If it wan’t for celebrity worship, her husband wouldn’t have been reelected.

  • lukuj

    “Do as I say, not as I do” – again!

  • Matt Maynard

    A perfect example of how two-faced the leaders of this country really are.

  • docscience

    Hypocrisy may be the Obama’s strongest trait, if we ignore the egotism.

    • Wavenstein

      so “uppity”, right?

      • Corey Dennison

        Oh put it back in the deck, Sharpton.

  • Jeannieology

    Did Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel jump to their feet and give her a rousing round of applause?