A number of celebrities, including Jamila Jameel, Aubrey O’Day and Akila Hughes, have stood up for Sasha Obama – after she faced a barrage of criticism on social media over a viral photo and TikTok video
In a clip posted on TikTok earlier this month, the 19-year-old daughter of former U.S. President Barack Obama could be seen dancing with a group of six friends.
The user, identified only as @pixiestick222, quickly deleted the video, but not before another user managed to share it on Twitter. While many viewers scoffed at Sasha’s long acrylic nails, others criticized her for allegedly violating quarantine rules – as the girl was on the tape without a mask and with a group of people not keeping a social distance. Later, a photo of a woman in a bikini top and shorts resembling Sasha also appeared online, which instantly made its way to the trend list on Twitter. It is not known whether the picture really shows the daughter of the former president, but the shot has already gathered hundreds of comments – many of which praised the girl’s style.
Criticism of Obama has not gone unnoticed either.
British comedian and TV host Jamila Jamil was among the celebrities who spoke out in support of Sasha, saying: “Stop judging Sasha Obama, she’s young, free and doesn’t hurt anyone. Stop acting like she’s the president of the United States.”
“Ah, even if she were president, it still wouldn’t hurt anybody. She looks happy and deserves to express herself and enjoy life.”
The niece of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and well-known human rights activist Mina Harris also supported Obama, advising critics to “leave the ex-president’s daughter alone,” and author Frederick Joseph wrote: “I have nothing to say to you except: leave Sasha Obama alone Let the girl be herself.”