Leave Malia Obama alone!
That was the sentiment felt on Twitter Friday as a video of the former first daughter appearing to smoke circulated the Internet. In the clip, it looks like the 19-year-old first-year Harvard student is blowing smoke rings in a bathroom. She was also reportedly spotted kissing someone during a tailgate.
Another former resident of the White House, Chelsea Clinton, was one of many to come to the young co-ed's defense.
"Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait," she tweeted. "Be better."
Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump said, "Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits."
Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 24, 2017
Rapper-actor Common requested people "Let Malia live."
Let Malia live.— COMMON (@common) November 24, 2017
One user pointed out another famous smoker — Barack Obama — made it all the way to the Oval Office.
So, Malia Obama was caught, on video -- wait for it -- wait for it --— 🅙🅐🅨🇺🇸🅑🅡🅞🅦🅝 (@TheMrJayBrown) November 24, 2017
We can only hope she turns out exactly like this smoker. pic.twitter.com/pZGzSfEPB7
Some felt the need to put into perspective the appearance of Malia smoking.
The only thing I find offensive about about Malia Obama blowing smoke rings is that it confirms she’s so much cooler than I was at 19.— Charles Clymér🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 24, 2017
Many were disgruntled with Malia's so-called friends, who some thought leaked the video.
I am so sick of Malia Obama's "friends".— jaVe. (@javeauriel) November 24, 2017
I just want Malia Obama to get some friends who won't film her every time she smokes. Nobody in her circle is loyal at all.— TC Ivy of Hufflepuff House (@BienSur_JeTaime) November 24, 2017
we finding malia obama some new friends in 2018 pic.twitter.com/XgwgrIbnGo— 🎄festive🎄 (@nadearaxc) November 24, 2017
Others alluded to scandals that have plagued President Trump and his family.
Hey - let me know if Malia colludes with Russia. Until then... pic.twitter.com/KtOdYswmqF— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 24, 2017
Saddened to wake up to the news that Malia Obama held secret meetings with Russians and subverted our democracy.— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) November 24, 2017
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