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People defend Malia Obama as video emerges showing her smoking something

Video of Malia Obama smoking something recently at Lollapalooza recently has people rushing to her defense.
Video of Malia Obama smoking something recently at Lollapalooza recently has people rushing to her defense. YouTube

She was this close — this close — to getting out of the White House unscathed.

Then Malia Obama went to Lollapalooza in Chicago last week.

First, videos emerged showing the 18-year-old first daughter twerking at the concert, and some people freaked out, heads exploding that she acted like an 18-year-old.

Now, in a cell phone video obtained by celebrity gossip website Radar Online and posted Tuesday, Malia is seen smoking something at the same concert. The website claims it was pot. (Radar Online is the same website that posted videos of Malia twerking.)

But this “bombshell” is a bust, according to the court of public opinion.

“First daughters: they’re just like us,” wrote New York-based Complex magazine after the video emerged.

“In the non-scandal that’s apparently rocking the political world, Malia Obama was spotted at Lollapalooza smoking something that looks a lot like a joint in a video obtained by Radar Online.

“How will the nation ever recover from someone who isn’t an elected politician maybe taking a hit of a drug that should probably be legal anyway?”

On social media, reaction to the video is a loud “Who cares?”

Hello. Did they say it loud enough?

Some people are using it as an excuse to bash her dad for his politics and to remind everyone that the president has openly spoken about smoking marijuana in his youth.

Others warn critics to take care of your own house before you burn down someone else’s.

P.S. to Malia. Folks think you might need to rethink your posse.

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