Barack Obama says one of Michelle’s ‘main goals’ was to not be photographed in a bikini
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Barack Obama just revealed a surprising goal Michelle Obama had when she was FLOTUS.

In his new book, The Promised Land, the former president explains how he was once going to the beach with their daughter Sasha and Michelle refused to go.

He said that she vowed, as first lady, to never be captured on film in a bathing suit.

Obama confirmed this in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine.

He said:

She was serious. ‘This is one of my main goals as first lady. I will not be photographed by the paparazzi in a bathing suit.’ And she succeeded.

During his eight years as president, Michelle was never pictured in a bathing suit.

However, in 2018, a photograph of her in a white bikini top sparked debate online.

While many people complimented Michelle, others took to cruelly body-shaming her.

She also was on the receiving end of some absurd criticism when, in 2009, she chose to bare her arms in a sleeveless dress and critics attacked her for dressing too informally.

Barack Obama, on the other hand, caused little to no controversy when he was snapped topless on the beach in 2012.

Sounds like double-standards to us.

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