Malia Obama has been the focus of tabloids since her father left the White House. Paparazzi have taken pictures of her over the summer and since she’s started college at Harvard.
Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton are coming to her defense. The former first daughter and the current first daughter have condemned news coverage that focuses on Malia Obama‘s private life.
Trump and Clinton used Twitter to come to Malia’s defense. They say it’s the 19-year-old has a right to privacy as she navigates life as a freshman at Harvard University.
“Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school-aged peers,” Trump, 36, tweeted on Friday. “She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits.”
The comment comes after tabloids published videos and photos of the former first daughter as she spent time with friends and attended school events. The coverage has prompted criticism from celebrities and social media users.
On Friday, Clinton, 37, tweeted: “Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better.”
During an event in September, Michelle Obama discussed how said her daughters sometimes struggle with handling the fame that comes with being the daughters of a U.S. president.
Michelle added that it’s particularly difficult for Malia to deal with 20 to 30 people each day coming up to her and saying, “Do I know you?” or “Can I get a picture with you?”
She added that her teen daughter needs patience and privacy.
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