There’s NOTHING Wrong With Michelle Obama Liking Beyonce – You Self-Righteous IDIOT

There’s ONE topic I really wanted to address on my podcast this week, but unfortunately due to time restraints, never got the chance to: The Black blogospheres criticism of Michelle Obama stating how much she wishes she could SING like Beyonce. If I wasn’t so intimately familiar with the mass populous’ affinity for anti-intellectual and self-aggrandizing statements, I might actually be shocked at this mini-backlash against the FLOTUS. But as usual, in the sea of criticism, there remains a bunch of common sense ideologies that go OVERLOOKED in people’s overzealousness to be self-righteous.

So here’s how this whole thing started: In an interview with People magazine, Michelle Obama was asked “is there any celebrity with whom she’d switch lives?” and her reply was:

“Gosh, if I had some gift, I’d be Beyoncé. I’d be some great singer. The power of music, being able to play an instrument… It looks like musicians just have the most fun.”

On the scale of safe, non-threatening and uncontroversial answers, this should have registered a 2 out of 10 [1 being boring as sh*t and 10 being Mel Gibson], but somehow this managed to draw the ire and self-righteous rage of a group of swarmy-c*nts who feel like her answer is tantamount to giving her daughters free license to make their booties clap at Sue’s Rendezvous.

So please allow me to break down why all the self-righteous DOUCHEBAGS who have a problem with Michelle O loving Beyonce are all full of their own sanctimonious BULLSH*T:

Things self-righteous IDIOTS say: “Beyonce Is A TERRIBLE Role Model”

Really? Being a talented, hard working business owner is a BAD role model? My question to you is, what is a GOOD role model? If you’re searching for the perfect person without any flaws, I got BAD news for you: That person doesn’t exist. Is Beyonce the “gold standard” of role models? Maybe not, but I would argue what human being truly is? We are all living dichotomies of good and bad, but are we really gonna sit here and debate if she is more good than bad? I guess Michelle should have avoided Beyonce and said someone like Oprah Winfrey or Maya Angelou? I mean, it’s not like Oprah ever smoked crack or something – oh, wait. Well, at least Maya was never addicted to drugs – oh, wait.

The reason I LOVE Michelle Obama [her and Shanel Cooper-Sykes are my favourite women in the world NOT related to me] is because she is REAL and down-to-earth – especially as it relates to OUR community. She’s not some air-headed bimbo who can’t name ONE magazine or newspaper she reads, she is a cool and relatable person just like US. Growing up, I wanted to be like Michael Jordan, Nas and Mekhi Phifer – but explain how admiring those people negatively affected my life, education or professional aspirations? You CAN’T. My sister wanted to be like Mary J. Blige and Nia Long – and you can ask her how those depictions negatively affected her – right after you stare into her masters degree.

Just like you and me, Michelle, Malia and Sasha are fully functioning human beings who can and WILL be successful with a WIDE variety of DIFFERENT role models, and YES, the successful businesswoman, loving mother, tireless philanthropist and f*^king AMAZING entertainer Beyonce Knowles is perfectly fine to be among them.

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When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.


  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    05/29/2012 at 6:52 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, Do You Think Michelle's Comments About Wanting To Be Like Beyonce Are Fine Or Do You Think She Was Wrong As Hell?!

  2. DBoySlim

    05/29/2012 at 9:08 AM

    FIRST! I think her comments are fine. The thing about the phrase role model that many people fail to understand is it comprised of two separate concepts. Anyone can play a good or bad role for you to model yourself after. Al Capone is a good role model for a gangster and a bad one for a preacher. Ghandi is a good role model for a protester but a bad one for a soldier. It depends on your perspective.

  3. Vicky

    05/29/2012 at 10:17 AM

    "[1 being boring as sh*t and 10 being Mel Gibson]" – This killed me!

    She simply stated that she would love to play an instrument and she would trade with her since singers look like they have more fun. Nothing wrong with that! I'm sure there are plenty of talents that others wish they had. I wish I was a better artist – I can't draw a stick person!

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      05/29/2012 at 1:56 PM

      I Love How People Will Only Accept Some Standard Textbook And Boring Answer Like Rosa Parks Or Coretta Scott-King..SMH

  4. NurseJilly

    05/29/2012 at 1:33 PM

    I don't think there is anything wrong with her comment. Miserable people will always find fault with what she says. And truth be told I think a lot of the people that hate on Beyonce as a rolemodel are either self-righteous hypocrites or just plain old jealous.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      05/29/2012 at 1:57 PM

      Self-Righteousness Is At An All-Time High Nowadays

  5. petersburgh

    05/29/2012 at 6:11 PM

    The way I see it Michelle Obama can like whoever she likes. Even the worse person in the world has some good quality and if that one quality is what you see as good, well fine

  6. Marissa

    12/14/2013 at 6:34 AM

    Yeah. I agree. Beyonce is a talented and gorgeous artist. Everybody likes her.

    Marissa (View information about Lake Clark Bear Tours)

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