With one sentence, James Wood shuts down Michelle Obama’s pity party

Michelle Obama is an attractive, healthy and wealthy, Ivy-league educated celebrity, wife, mother, and former First Lady of the United States.

And, according to award-winning actor James Wood, she may also need a slightly thicker skin.

Obama recently made headlines by complaining about some of the rough treatment she received as FLOTUS.

According to Vox:

While her husband gets most of the credit for breaking political glass ceilings, Obama was a trailblazer in her own right as the first black first lady. Speaking to her time in the White House, Obama revealed that the role opened her up to criticism that often veered into full-on racist insults. In short, punching through all those glass ceilings came at an emotional price.

“The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” she told a crowd. “Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”

Obama specifically referenced how racially charged attacks — like ones that called her an ape and focused on her body — personally hurt her.

This is far from the first time Michelle Obama — who, before she went on to Princeton and Harvard, grew up in a middle-class neighborhood with a stay-at-home mom, and a dad who worked as a Democratic precinct captain — has complained about the toll racism has taken on her.

In a thesis she wrote as an undergrad she complained:

My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my “Blackness” than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.

These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to my further integration and/or assimilation into a White cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant.

This is a theme that she has carried with her her entire life, including at this commencement speech she gave to a black audience of Tuskegee University:

Award-winning actor James Woods isn’t in the mood to shed any tears over Michelle Obama’s life, apparently.

Responding to the tweet commenting on Mrs. Obama’s “horrific ‘struggles’ as First Lady,” Woods responded with this savage comeback:

Woods has a good point. As we are taught: Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Michelle has so far had a blessed life, moreso than even most Whites.

It would benefit her (and her fellow African Americans) to speak more about the many wonderful opportunities and experiences she has had in this country, rather than continuing bemoaning her experiences with racism.

[Note: This post was written by dk. Find him online at the African American Conservatives (AACONS) website or AACONS on Twitter and Facebook]

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