Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has managed to raise quite a few eyebrows online due to a certain remark she made while hosting her annual #BeatingtheOdds Summit held as part of her Reach Higher initiative.
Addressing the students who attended the event, Obama advised them not to feel intimidated by other classmates, arguing that "they’re not smarter than you" and then making a reference to her own dealings with world leaders and royals.
"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", she said as quoted by the Daily Express. "They’re not smarter than you. I’ve met these people".
Her remark, however, apparently did not sit well with some social media users who retaliated with disparaging remarks about Michelle Obama herself.
Says the woman married to Barack...the guy who says "Uh" every five seconds when he doesn't have a transcript. At least Her Majesty doesn't stumble on her words. Goodness me, the superiority complex of American politicians never fails to amaze.https://t.co/JVyhz5OiAm— RoyalistSupporter (@ProRoyalFamily) 26 июля 2019 г.
A number of people, however, claimed that the former FLOTUS’ remark shouldn’t be regarded as a snub.
Mrs Obama didn’t say that the Queen is not smarter; She was referring to all of the world leaders. She was quoted ; THEY are not smarter than you.— Tojori_Jewel (@TojoriJ) 27 июля 2019 г.
Besides, Mrs O CV is quite remarkable; No privilege or inheritance; She paved her own path with NO assistance.
I’m not inclined to agree with Michelle Obama over the Queen regularly, but her point seems to have been that world leaders are normal people, not some super geniuses with otherworldly powers.— Right Wing Nut (@rightwingnutrs) 26 июля 2019 г.