OMG! Michelle Obama ate a burger and fries!
According to the Washington Post, the First Lady ordered a highly caloric meal of burger, fries, chocolate shake and Diet Coke at the new Shake Shack in Washington D.C. (The Post calculated the amount to be about 1,700 calories.)
Now, some are crying foul, considering the First Lady has been leading the charge against child obesity through the Let’s Move campaign to promote exercise and healthy diet for America’s kids.
The pseudo-scandal is reminiscent of the controversy last month over President Obama’s sausage-featured photo-op with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Is the criticism warranted? To what degree should the Obamas be perfect role models of a healthy diet?
Last year Michelle Obama told ABC News:
“I love burgers and fries, you know? And I love ice cream and cake. So do most kids. We’re not talking about a lifestyle that excludes all that. That’s the fun of being a kid. That’s the fun of being a human.”