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Michelle Obama’s Givenchy Dress Draws Attention Away from Larry Wilmore’s N-word Joke at WHCD

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Michelle Obama’s slip dress stole the show from Larry Wilmore’s n-word joke at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The celebration was held Saturday, April 30 in Washington, D.C.

The first lady stunned in a dress by Givenchy at her husband, President Barack Obama’s final WHCD. Mrs. Obama wore an embroidered, champagne-colored Givenchy Haute Couture slip dress. A matching shimmering sheer coverup was layered over it, Us Weekly reports.

According to Pop Sugar, the 52-year old blended elegant and sexy styles with the dress. She paired the ensemble with small Harry Kotlar drop earrings. She also accessorized with rings by Le Vian and Maxior. Straight hair and natural pink lip gloss completed the look.


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Michelle Obama’s ensemble drew some attention away from Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show.”  As he closed the event, Mediaite reports the WHCD host used the n-word to address President Obama.

“Yo Barry, you did it, my n––––!”

His joke drew criticism from many, including Rev. Al Sharpton.

“Many of us are against using the N-word period,” Sharpton told The Los Angeles Times at MSNBC’s after-party. “But to say that to the President of the United States in front of the top people in media was at best in poor taste.”

There were many Black people who shared their thoughts on Wilmore’s joke, too.

Sarah Thomas, whose Twitter page shows she is a producer for ABC affiliate KLTV, tweeted her reaction.

Thomas retweeted another user named Bernice. She voiced her affection for the comedian but wished he used a better choice of words at the annual event.

Retired journalist Monica Pearson, who was the first Black anchor on the Atlanta daily evening news according to her Twitter page,  found the joke “disrespectful” to the president.

However, not everyone is up in arms over the remark. Helen Goss, a Black lawyer, said the president has endured racism for the past several years.

Dwight Barrett, a nurse from Toronto echoed her remarks. He pointed out that President Obama has been called the n-word by racists throughout his presidency.

MTV News correspondent Jamil Smith put the joke into perspective for white conservatives with his tweet.

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