Continuing the current leg of her “Let’s Move!” campaign at McCormick Place convention center in Chicago today, Michelle Obama said she doesn’t pay attention to those who have criticized her recent high-profile media appearances.
From a pool report by the New York Times‘ Jennifer Steinhauer:
Criticism of her media appearances – which intensified in recent weeks – doesn’t bother her, she said, chalking it up to a modern media era. “I don’t think about that stuff,” she said.
“There’s no logic in that, she said, adding “It doesn’t have anything to do with me. Anyone in this position has a huge spotlight and in modern day media the spotlight just gets more intense. I don’t attribute this to me or Barack. The culture has just shifted.”
A mild controversy brewed over Obama’s recent appearance at the Academy Awards via satellite from the White House. Since last week, she’s also been featured on… Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Dr. Oz Show to promote Let’s Move!’s third anniversary.