People are defending Malia Obama after she was shamed online for smoking at the Lollapalooza music festival last month.
A video purportedly from the festival shows the 18-year-old holding something to her mouth and smoking it. Other people dance in the foreground.
The video was published Wednesday by Radar Online, which called it a “new low” for “wild child” Malia.
But amid the hate, people are standing up for Malia. They say it’s unfair to apply such harsh scrutiny to a teenager.
Let the girl live. Who doesn't smoke weed nowadays? https://t.co/hT7QMirpQT
— Jocelyn (@optimusjoss) August 11, 2016
Malia Obama didn't sign up to be a role model for your dusty kids
— ???????? (@CoolDotCom) August 11, 2016
Honestly, I'm just relieved that Malia Obama doesn't vape.
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 11, 2016
Glad for Malia Obama. Nothing beats living your own life once 18 and above! Do what thou wilt, make mistakes, just make sure to be you!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) August 11, 2016
Who gives a crap if Malia Obama smoked a joint? It doesn't make her a bad person. The media need to report on some real news.
— Shannon Skinner (@shannonuncut) August 11, 2016