The last two weeks have been about the former First Family, the Obamas, making memories in the wake of youngest daughter, Sasha, graduating from high school. Out on a family vacation to France, the family is relaxing, with paparazzi snapping a rare photo of Michelle Obama rocking natural hair.
Grainy photos are all that exists of the former First Lady in a sleeveless black maxi dress, gold hoop earrings and curly hair. Ordinarily, Obama is known for her blown-out tresses. The photo was caught while Michelle was in the south of France on a date night with husband, Barack. The family has been all over France the past week. Barack and 20-year-old daughter, Malia hiked in the village of Gordes, while Michelle and Malia visited local vineyards and chateaus.
Countless people on Twitter have definitely jumped on the media’s interest in Michelle not stylizing her hair, with comments ranging about the specific style to the hype in general about Black women’s hair choices. Many questioned the newsworthiness of Michelle Obama’s hair, particularly in comparisons to other women.
https://t.co/CTdKhCR3sX strange how natural hair always come up on people of color? What about it?
— Lora Cobb (@LoraCob04074083) June 20, 2019
Uhhh..i love Michelle..but michelle is all black..she not a biracial..black people have a head full of curly hair…"Michelle is wearing a beautiful curly perm on her hair"…🤗😍🤗
— MyChurchBarbicueWithAmishPeopleInWoodsWeird. (@LuvLaceJubilee) June 20, 2019
I love natural hair Michelle Obama
— Arya Snark (@Cinnamon_Stix) June 20, 2019
Would we be as fascinated by a change in Melania Trump’s hair routine? It’s a topic that’s certainly worth discussing, though it shouldn’t diminish how utterly amazing Michelle Obama is! The Obamas remain heavily in the spotlight even after leaving the White House. The couple are being eyed as the future godparents of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new baby, Archie, and Michelle herself popped up at the Grammys recently (when she wasn’t praising her love for Beyonce’s Homecoming). Regardless, Michelle Obama is still the queen, no matter how her hair looks!