The 15 Most Ridiculous Critiques Of Michelle Obama’s Appearance Ever

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1. “Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!” - Amanda Bynes

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2. “My understanding is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade. Why do you wear European clothes?” - Oscar de la Renta on the McQueen dress Obama wore to the state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao.

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3. “Clearly we were disappointed that she chose to wear a British designer for the state dinner. I was so embarrassed that I am definitely going to write to her.” - Diane von Furstenberg on the same state dinner incident.

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4. “Avoiding the appearance of queenly behavior is politically wise. But it does American culture no favors if a first lady tries so hard to be average that she winds up looking common.” - Robin Givhan

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5. “How does Michelle Obama get a pass on the ridiculousness surrounding her inaugural wardrobe selections?” - Bridget Foley of WWD

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6. “It’s just she just doesn’t act and look like a first lady. I mean she’s more about showing her arms off. I think that’s very inappropriate for a lot of functions that she goes to.” - Virginia voter Bobbie Lussier

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7. “She dresses appropriately. I don’t think of her as being chic.” - Simon Doonan

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Huffington Post

8. “Today starts President Obama’s next four years in the White House. Let’s hope the same isn’t true about the First Lady’s new hairdo.” - Joan Rivers

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9. “I don’t understand the change of hair. Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea. It’s not good.” - Karl Lagerfeld

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10. “Don’t talk about her. It’s dreadful what she wears. She’s a very nice looking lady, but it’s a nonstarter regarding clothes that suit her.” - Vivienne Westwood

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New York Times

11. “Her kind of philosophy of fashion is that women should wear what they are comfortable in. And so there she is with her arms out.” - Politico White House reporter Malika Henderson

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ABC News

12. “Mrs. Obama is not a great beauty.” - Iman

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13. “She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.” - Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

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14. “Fat butt Michelle Obama. Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.” - high school football coach Bob Grisham

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15. “I’m trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you.” - Rush Limbaugh

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