Malia Obama is set to attend Harvard University after taking a gap year and racist conservatives are fired up over it.
Several commenters took to Fox News to comment on an article revealing the news. The 17-year-old is a senior at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., an exclusive academy.
Obama’s daughter visited at least 12 schools in her college search, including Harvard. Princeton was one of them, where mother Michelle Obama attended. Both Barack Obama and the first lady are graduates of Harvard Law School.
The New York Times says other schools visited were New York University, Tufts, Barnard and Wesleyan. Malia also visited at least six Ivy League universities besides Harvard and Princeton: Brown, Columbia, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania.
Despite this, the right-wing media outlet drew many remarks from trolls. They called Malia a barrage of racist names and claimed that she didn’t work for her prestigious acceptance.
Addicting Info reports the comments section on the piece had to close because of the scrutiny. The website managed to capture several of the vicious opinions before they were removed.
Three users accuse Malia of only getting into Harvard due to Affirmative Action.
The Los Angeles Times reports Malia’s test scores are closely guarded but President Obama has said his daughter is “a hard worker.”
Another set of degrading comments call Malia a n—–, monkey and an ape. The racial slur earned the comment the most likes.
One comment fires off one of the worst stereotypes imaginable at the soon-to-be high school graduate.
Yet another berates Malia’s mother, Michelle Obama calling her a “sasquatch.” They suggest the first daughter was granted acceptance simply because of the family connection.
A different comment outright accuses Malia of “ridding on her parent’s coat tails.”