Is it unofficially “Hate On Michelle Obama” week? Supermodel Iman started it by telling Parade that Mrs. O is ”no great beauty.” Now, comic Jay Mohr is adding his two cents. During a call-in on “The Jim Rome Show” on ESPN, he went off on a mean-spirited monologue about the First Lady.
Some of the low-light’s included:
“Michelle Obama—that is a big dude. When Barack plays pick up games at the White House, you know he picks Michelle as his forward, maybe his (center) depending on who’s in Congress that day.”
“That has to be like being married to Elton Brand. She is a big dude.”
“I like when she put her arm around the Queen of England and she put her in a headlock and said, ‘I’ve been waiting 200 years to put my arms around you lady.’”
We know Jay considers himself a comic, but these comments are not funny at all. They are hugely disrespectful and totally cross the line, especially considering the First Lady is not an elected official. Listen to the call—he starts in on Michelle at about 1:54 minutes—and let us know your thoughts. Ha-ha or hell no?
"Hate on Michelle Obama Week"?!? Oh please, after all the fawning the media's done with Michelle O these past few months, it's about time the non-Kool-Aid drinkers get some shine. Iman was simply being honest the other day when she stated that Michelle O. is no "great beauty"--a viewpoint that needed be heard, especially after Michelle somehow made Maxim magazine's recent "Hot 100" list. And considering that Iman is a legendary model, i'd consider her to be an expert on the subject of beauty.
As for Mohr comments, some black websites are already tripping and maybe dissing Michelle was a desperate bid for attention by a D-list comedian, but again what's the big deal? For years comedians (including black ones) around the globe went after former First Lady Barbara Bush with denigrating jokes about her "manliness" and I don't recall anyone, especially on the Left, blinking an eye.
Bottom line, Michelle Obama IS average-looking, tall, gangly, has a big ass and can be quite intimidating with that notorious temper of hers--plenty of fodder for the public and comedians alike to go after if they weren't afraid of the PC police on the Left, much less the reaction from the usual crowd of Black Obama stans. But hey, just like Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan and the host of First Ladies before her, Michelle O. is fair game for criticism, jokes, et al and it's about time people quit being afraid to do so. Jay Mohr and Iman shouldn't be knocked for refusing to fall in line with the Obamaholics.