Michelle Obama is Awesome. Hecklers, not so much.
Yesterday the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama spoke at a democratic party fundraiser in a private residence in Washington. During her speech about creating opportunities for our nation’s youth a woman began shouting from the audience.
Heckler, Ellen Sturtz was ejected from the fundraiser after Obama told her directly: “One of the things that I don’t do well is this,” according to attendees she continued “Listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
Curiously this event in many media spaces is being used to show evidence of Michelle Obama’s innate aggressive nature. Many articles quote Sturtz, part of the gay rights group GetEQUAL, saying “She came right down in my face, I was taken aback.”
I suspect Sturtz never thought that interrupting someone might result in that person responding to her. She’s dumbfounded. It’s not like this was an accomplished woman who was invited to speak at am event and was interrupted and demanding to be shown respect. No, this is Michelle Obama: angry irrational Black woman. This stance is blind to the long history of Black women having no choice but to project submission and subservience to any and all white people. But look! CodePink had some advice on how to handle things!
Mrs. Obama should have said to LGBT protester: I don’t make policy but I certainly understand your concerns. Thanks for sharing them w me.
— CODEPINK (@codepink) June 5, 2013
Oh that’s reasonable. Thanks CodePink for explaining how 49-year-old adult should respond to being disrespected. Could you give lessons to like all women? Especially women of color. Sometime’s there a bit feisty and don’t know how to settle down. **BLINK**
Today on #TWiBRadio, we discuss Michelle Obama and respect and did you know that Kevin Powell, yes the dude from the Real World, can speak for Black people? All of them.
And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew we cover the all male subcommittee voting to restrict abortions nationwide, Michelle Obama not taking your crap, and George Zimmerman applying to be a cop and naturally failing.