Michelle Obama’s new portrait for the Smithsonian has been revealed and it’s, well, it’s … something:

That portrait is pretty much begging to be ripped apart on social media. And that’s pretty much what’s been happening. But CNN White House, reporter Kate Bennett, for one, thinks it’s practically perfect in every way:

Hopefully Kate didn’t throw her back out while she was tying herself into knots to put this spin on the awful portrait:

Well, that’s certainly one way to look at it …

Anyone else buying Kate’s story?

If we were Michelle Obama, that’s what we’d do.