First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance at last night’s Academy Awards drew some criticism from an unlikely source: the mainstream media.
When Michelle Obama was introduced by Jack Nicholson most of the reporters in the media room groaned….loudly
— stevengregory (@stevengregory) February 25, 2013
WTF is Michelle doing in here? #Oscars
— Tina Brown (@TinaBrownLM) February 25, 2013
MIchelle Obama jumps the shark.
— Allison Benedikt (@abenedikt) February 25, 2013
For anyone who doubted the Hollywood-Washington nexus; always happy to see Michelle Obama, but somehow, here, it's the wrong message.
— Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow) February 25, 2013
Meanwhile, conservatives also took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the first lady’s presence at the Oscars:
Remember McCain attacks in '08 that belittled Obama as a "celebrity"? In light of Michelle as Oscar presenter, maybe prophetic
— Michael Medved (@MedvedSHOW) February 25, 2013
Michelle Obama praising Hollywood's elite reminds us that we almost had a president who was out-of-touch with struggling Americans.
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) February 25, 2013
Don't be surprised if Michelle or Barack somehow show up during the Papal Conclave!
— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) February 25, 2013