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Michelle Obama Just Unveiled Her Official Portrait – The Audience Reaction Says It All

An official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Monday morning.

The painting was done by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style.

“Let’s just start by saying, ‘Wow,’ again. Let me just take a minute. It’s amazing. Wow,” Obama said after the portrait was unveiled. The moment was met with a gasp and applause.

All presidents and first ladies have their portraits done and hung in the Portrait Gallery.

“Whatcha think?” she asked her mother, Marian Robinson. “It’s pretty nice, isn’t it?”

Obama said that she and President Barack Obama interviewed several artists for their portraits, and that she bonded with Sherald because of all the time they spent together.

The comments on twitter were equally disapproving:

Ouch.

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. paulette

    February 13, 2018 at 12:32 am

    YUCK,THE FACE DOESNT EVEN LOOK LIKE HER,SHE UGLIER THEN THAT

  2. JoannaCeceta

    February 13, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Doesn’t even look like her!

  3. Mary E. Wambach

    February 13, 2018 at 12:40 am

    You should have titled this “Here Come the Trolls”. Once again, always nice to have the ‘GOP Christian contingent’ weigh in.

  4. Paula J Cellars

    February 13, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Still a ugly man to me.She/he is trying to be something it will never be (a woman) .

  5. Harold Kerr

    February 13, 2018 at 1:15 am

    This picture is ugly. Just like Michelle Obama’s personality, so I guess it captured her essence.

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