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Michelle Obama's Birthday Tweet to Beyonce Includes Extra Message That Rubs a Few Folks the Wrong Way

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"I have huge respect for you, First Lady, but ..."

First lady Michelle Obama greets singer Beyonce after she performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

You can't exactly fault first lady Michelle Obama for sending superstar R&B singer Beyonce a happy birthday tweet — the pair do go back a ways.

First lady Michelle Obama greets singer Beyonce after she performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Since Beyonce performed at both of President Obama's inaugurations, such a social media greeting is far from surprising.

But Obama's birthday tweet to Beyonce on Friday included an extra message that thanked her "for being a role model for young girls around the world" —

Image source: Twitter

— and just a few folks took issue with her observation.

Content warning: Some readers may find the two photos among the below tweets offensive:

Of course not all of the responses to Obama's tweet were negative — and some fought back against the criticism.

But those who didn't appreciated the "role model" comparison all seemed to point to the same stuff:

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