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Kaptula ya 'Mama Obama' yawakera baadhi ya wamarekani

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  1. SMU

    SMU JF-Expert Member

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    CAPITAL CULTURE: Michelle Obama's shorts flap

    By LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL (AP)

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    By now, Michelle Obama has firmly established her sartorial right to bare arms. But baring thighs may be another matter.

    Photographs of the first lady descending the steps of Air Force One in shorts have the media in a sweat. Some are saying Mrs. Obama — on her way to the Grand Canyon for a family vacation — may have revealed too much skin.

    Mrs. Obama is no stranger to public scrutiny over her fashion decisions, including exposing her bare arms or wearing expensive sneakers to a soup kitchen. When Anya Strzemien, style editor at The Huffington Post, saw Obama's shorts, she knew there would be interest.

    "I thought the fact that she wore shorts was newsworthy because she's the first first lady to wear shorts on Air Force One," Strzemien said. "I was interested as a newsperson because it was a first. A lot of things the Obamas have done have been firsts."

    She posted a poll for readers to explain what they thought: Most were in favor of the outfit, but others thought the shorts were inappropriate or too short.

    NBC's "Today" show poll had similar results with a whopping 300,000 people responding to the vote. The blog post was the show's most commented-on of 2009, said Dee Dee Thomas, a "Today" senior producer.

    What does this show?

    "That people love talking about Michelle Obama," Thomas said. "She's pushing the envelope on how we see the first lady."
    And it's clear the media loves talking about Michelle Obama, too. Many news outlets rallied to the first lady's defense, noting that she was on vacation when she wore the shorts over the weekend, in sweltering desert heat.

    "What should she have worn to the Grand Canyon? A tweed pantsuit? A ballgown? What do you wear on your summer vacation?" asked Elizabeth Snead of the Los Angeles Times.
    But others wondered from whom, exactly, the media was defending the first lady.

    "Everyone is up in arms — if by 'everyone' you mean no one, or rather a large, shadow-y group of no ones," Kate Dailey wrote for Newsweek. "August is a slow news month, and covering people who are actually shocked and outraged about health care can only fill so many minutes in the Twitterfied news cycle."
    True, there were critics online, as there tend to be.

    "Why not wear linen pants ... more tasteful," Charlie Smith, of Montgomery, Ala., wrote on the "Today" site. "She may have been on vacation ... but she should respect the Office of the President and the USA."

    But it was clear most responses fell firmly on the side of shorts.

    "First Lady Michelle Obama looks great in her shorts and it shouldn't even be a news worthy issue ... Leave her alone," wrote Joann Begonja, of North Bellmore, N.Y.

    "Get a grip folks — these aren't 'Daisy Duke' shorts," echoed John Johnson of Dover, Ohio. "Looks O.K. to me and I am NOT an Obama fan by any stretch of the imagination!"

    Mrs. Obama's office had no comment on the matter.

    Thomas, the "Today" producer, said she wasn't surprised by the support for the outfit.
    "I would be surprised to hear of any woman in her 40s who has not worn shorts," she said. "She's a mother of two tweens on vacation in the hottest place in the country."

    Mary Tomer, founder of the New York City-based blog Mrs-o_Org, which chronicles Mrs. Obama's style, said the brouhaha over her legs is media-created.

    "From what I can tell most people are wondering how this became major news," Tomer said. "Who doesn't wear shorts while hiking in the Grand Canyon in mid-August with your family?"

    It's real-world style that makes Mrs. Obama a fashion icon, said Mandi Norwood, author of the book "Michelle Style: Celebrating the First Lady of Fashion." She cannot be expected to be a practical, down-to-earth woman, but also dressed up in pencil skirts and designer shoes all the time.

    "She's comfortable in her own skin," she said. "This is a very practical statement by a very practical person."

    Norwood said she didn't think the choice of shorts was the most flattering for Obama, but that the whole conversation about it is a "ridiculous style storm."

    Still, don't expect people to stop talking about her clothing.

    "We draw conclusions from what she wears because that's all we have to go on," Norwood said. "But also, it's fun."
     

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  2. Ab-Titchaz

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    It depends on what news channel you read maana some places say
    people approve of the shorts by the first lady.


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    Mama Michelle, mahasidi wana wivu na wataishia kunawa tu!...

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  5. Mopao Josee

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    Aaaachwe usafiri unaruhusu!!!!!
     
  6. Saint Ivuga

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    Sasa wanategemea nini ??? Huyu bado ni kijana!!!! Ahahhahahha
     
  7. Fidel80

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    Alafu tusubili na sisi first lady wetu nae aige duhh hii style lazima iigwe.
     
  8. Shishi

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    we ngoja Mama Lucy Kibaki aige haya ya Michelle Duh!!! ni miguu ambayo haifai kuonekana in publik kabisa!!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    its good to appear in different style to different location. am supporting her style! she`s looks good bwana ehe? there is a moment to dress up and moment to dress dawn when playing different role.
     
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    sasa walitaka avaaje na mtu kaenda vacation? Angekuwa kwenye seminar au ofisini hapo kweli hiyo kaptula isingekuwa mahala pake. Vile vile ilikuwa summer jua kali + joto. Next time vaa kipedo mama, maana nadhani watu wamekwazika imekuwa too short.
     
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    mashallaaaaaah, mama mguu na upaja anao! [​IMG]
     
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    58 against 41?
    41 is more than one-third which is rather high.

    ...And how many people voted?
     
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    Ngoja nifanye utaratibu wakufanya beach-party moja kwa ajili ya MA-FIRST LADY wote duniani tuje tuone watakuja na vitenge ama suti.
    Sipati picha wa kwetu atakujae na kitenge ama suti!? jirani zangu Lucy Na Janet sijui watatinga nn?

    Mwaya Michelle umependeza wenye wivu wache wakuonee tu wivu mwanamke mwenyezi mungu kakujalia idara zote.
     
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    LOL...That is unfathomable...aarrgghhhhhh!!!
     
  15. SMU

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    Ndani ya pensi au pedo, 'Mama Mkubwa' mbona analipa tu, sema kwa utamaduni wetu, linaweza kuwa gumzo kubwa kuliko hilo la wamerekani!
     
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    Nd'o maana nikasema hizi opinion polls zao inategemea unasoma
    gazeti lipi maana kuna biasness all sides. Kisha hio voting block ilikua
    selected kivipi na idadi ya watu pia ni ngapi.

    All said however, Mama kajaaliwa na Mungu jamani si utani... Picha Zaidi Hapa
     
  17. Abdulhalim

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    Mazee, those shyt is ghetto..dayum. Anakuwa kama mdadapoa wa Ambiance?!
     
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    Bob Nash Member

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    wamnunulie mabatiki bac
     
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    ..Haswaaaaaaaaa umenena si haba. Mashallah!! mwenyewe anajua ndio maana ameanika. Ma-first aldy wengine yawezekana transport iko na shida hata kuweka kwenye public yawezakuwa scandali ati!!
     
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    Ab-Ttchazi mbona sikuelewi kabisa wewe mwenyewe umejifunika mwili mzima yanaonekana macho tu, lakini alivyovaa mama Obama kwako ni veeeeery poa, au uko kwenye shinikizo la ndoa nini?
     
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