More than two weeks after Malia Obama was criticized for dancing at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the teen is now being scrutinized for another activity at the music festival. A video surfaced online reportedly showing the 18-year-old smoking something. The clip comes after she was first spotted at the annual Illinois concert event at the end of July.
The clip initially released by Radar Online shows the first daughter bringing something to her lips before pulling it away. Another concert-goer is taping herself dancing as she records Malia.
Reports allege the high school graduate is smoking marijuana. Many are slamming the soon-t0-be Harvard student online.
@NimbleNavgater used the video as ammunition against President Obama.
Remember when Obama said Trump was a bad father? Malia Obama has been caught smoking weed. https://t.co/BQ9u20XDBk
— Milo Yiannopolous ✘ (@NimbleNavgater) August 10, 2016
@camboiviet also took the chance to take a hit at the leader of the free world. The user compared the president’s reported past marijuana smoking to his daughter’s latest actions.
— Evelyne Barthe (@camboviet) August 10, 2016
@JeffersonTeaPar called the teen “disrespectful.”
Malia Obama is living in the people's house, supported by we the people. Her parents need to get a grip on her for being so disrespectful.
— WhichWitch (@JeffersonTeaPar) August 10, 2016
But the eldest daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama does have supporters.
@K_Marshall25 told Twitter to “leave that girl alone.”
Malia Obama is smoking weed and going to Harvard. Y'all smoking weed and can't even pass your global history regents. Leave that girl alone?
— J$ (@J_Marshall25) August 10, 2016
NUFF$AID echoed the sentiments of many when he said Malia simply needs “some better friends.”
Malia Obama got taped by her friends smoking weed at #Lollapalooza, just terrible. My advice to her is, to get herself some better friends.
— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) August 10, 2016
Musician d.tall pointed out former President George W. Bush’s troubled teen daughters. Barbara and Jenna Bush were caught drinking underage while their father was in office.
Yall appalled Malia Obama was at a concert smoking as if George Bush daughters weren't doing coke & getting arrested. GTFOH ? I hate yall
— d.tall™ (@DTALLMUSIC) August 10, 2016
Malia has grown up in the public eye alongside her younger sister Sasha since she and her family entered the White House in 2008. She faced criticism ever since.
The teen was slammed for getting accepted into Harvard University, facing accusations of nepotism since both her parents attended the school. Malia will begin classes next fall after taking a gap year.
Sasha has also been targeted. The youngest Obama sibling was scrutinized was on her 15th birthday. A right wing Facebook group encouraged its followers to give Sasha some advice. Many used it as an opportunity to launch racist attacks against her parents.