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Do You Still Like Seeing the Obamas on Magazine Covers?

Do You Like Seeing the Obamas on Celebrity Magazine Covers?

As a result of the world's Obama-mania, the president and his family have graced many a celebrity magazine cover since the election. From what Michelle wears to what gadgets Sasha and Malia are spotted with, at times it's verged on as much coverage as gossip staples like Lindsay or Britney. Now that the inauguration is over, things just might calm down as they settle into a routine and the president gets to work. So tell us — do you like still like seeing the Obamas on magazine covers?

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italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
I enjoy seeing them on the covers, yep.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
^^^ Now there's Ivy League-grade eloquence for you.
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
Lexie_Kesh - Not true. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20214569,00.html http://hiphop.popcrunch.com/barack-obama-family-people-magazine-august-4-2008/
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 8 years
eveday--maybe racist was the wrong word, but your comment was exactly my point. Trixie--The Obama's didn't pose nor sat down with People, Us or any of those glossy tabloids. Those mags. buy the photos from different outlets and the interviews are pieced together from previous ones, that's why they always have unnamed sources.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
"Michelle Obama is not a model, she's the president's wife so I can't see why her beauty (or the lack of it) should be relevant." Well said, Eve. I can see that there are plenty of people who dislike the Obamas' politics and are unhappy with the election, but I don't think that that should be expressed in petty comments about the way the First Lady looks. And as for people trying to make it the Obamas' problem that the tabloids are treating them like celebrities, that's just silly. It's the tabloids' problem, not the Obamas'.
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
I agree. The comments about her teeth/chin were tastless & uncalled for. The sad thing is, IMHO, once the Obamas sat down for interviews with People & US etc. they opened the door for paparazzi type scrutiny. I don't like seeing them on the cover of any of these mags because they are not celebrities in the vein of George Clooney & Julia Roberts. The office of the President deserves more respect than that.
eveday eveday 8 years
I can see your point as well, and I don't think people were necessarily being racist (and that's why I said that I could be wrong but it probably had something to do with the comments about her appearance). Maybe Lexie_Kesh was just being a little defensive and considered that racism. However, I thought the teeth and chin remarks pretty tasteless. Michelle Obama is not a model, she's the president's wife so I can't see why her beauty (or the lack of it) should be relevant.
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
eveday - I see your point, but nothing anyone said was racist. Remarking on someone's teeth or chin isn't making a racist remark. It's not necessarily nice, but it isn't racist.
eveday eveday 8 years
Trixie6, I don't think Lexie_Kesh was referring to "everybody" who disagrees with her. She said "some of you...". And I may be wrong, but it probably has to do with people pointing out Michelle Obama's teeth and chin (and that shouldn't be the point, I mean...we're discussing the fact they're politicians on the cover of gossip magazines, not if they're beautiful or not).
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I really like Obama and hope he is a great president, but the covers bother me. And not for the reason listed above. I just don't think the president should be treated like a regular celebrity. He has enough to worry about without his family being stalked by photographers. And by putting them on the covers, all of those magazines are just encouraging it.
Trixie6 Trixie6 8 years
Lexie_Kesh - So anyone who disagrees with you about Obama is racist?
mecita mecita 8 years
I love seeing them on covers - they are the face of our country. However, the tabloid headlines ("lies") seem disrespectful - they may be celebrities (because they are world famous) but they are not entertainers. They deserve more respect.
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 8 years
Seriously doubt all this media attention would have occurred if McCain had won. They didn't do it for Bush. The parades and balls are tradition, but the hoopla? Its all new, not even as popular as Clinton was, he never got any of this attention. Its interesting reading the comments. Some of you are not hiding your racism well. Shameful.
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 8 years
Milehigh so what if Bush graduated from Yale and Harvard. Tons of rich kids "graduate" from prestigious schools, doesn't mean they got an education. The man couldn't speak in complete sentences, he couldn't enunciate anything, it has nothing to do with his accent, which imo is a silly analogy. Spin it all you want, the man lacked intelligence, period. President Obama is no savior, he is no Messiah, the media right are the ones spinning that nonsense. Bottom line: HE WON, GET OVER IT!! The man is the first African-American president. He is well educated, smart, well spoken, cultured, calm and collected. Why shouldn't people be happy? Why shouldn't they celebrate intelligence going back to the White House? In due time it will calm down. As far as I'm I'm concerned it can go on for 8 YEARS!!! If your grandmother dresses like the first lady, she has impeccable taste. Good for her.
Marlowe Marlowe 8 years
I read these magazine as an escape, I'd rather read about politics elsewhere. ALthough I can understand why there were so many covers of the day he became the 44th President of the U.S.A.That event wasnt just about politics.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
I agree with Jumb re: the poor taste comment.
Milehigh Milehigh 8 years
OH AND Sandy how are the other mags (other than PEOPLE) being disrespectful to Obama? I had to laugh. I guess if everyone isn't kissing his A$$ and telling him he's the savior of the world and the best thing that has ever happened to this planet and let's not forget what Beyonce said, that he was BORN to lead this country and that was his purpose in life,..I guess if we all don't just bow down and kiss his feet we are being disrespectful right? PLUUUZE! I'm waiting to see if he can deliver all the hype he talked.
Milehigh Milehigh 8 years
YES i hate the way Michelle does that mouth thing (where she tries to cover up her bottom teeth obvious in OK mag) she needs to be a little more assertive and stop trying to "hide" her imperfection of an olongted chin. I hate when people say how ignorant or unintelligent Bush is..comeon, he graduated from Yale and also received a degree from Harvard Business. He was NOT an ignorant man. It's IGNORANT of people to still say that just because he had a southern accent. It's amazing to me that more people aren't already saying how IGNORANT Obama is..I could sit here and bring several statements up that Obama has mis-spoken and some people say it's ignorance... We could start keeping record of all the stupid things that both Barack and Michelle say and I'm sure it would start adding up quickly just like the people who started keeping a record of the times Bush misspoke. It's called being human people, I'd like to see how well you speak and what trivia you do and don't know when you're put under a microscope. People just need to lay off. It's so Faux Pas STILL downing Bush. Really lame. I agree that Michelle Obama is NO fashionista..her taste in clothing reminds me of my grandmother.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
It's way too much, I think it is disrespectful to the office he holds. He's the president, not a celebrity.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
aside from people magazine, the other covers seem disrespectful. it's the first week, so I understand the interest. I think the Clintons made the cover of People.. The other covers seem like they're out for gossip..
audrina audrina 8 years
I am so sick of hearing about the Obamas. Its time to move on.
Lexie_Kesh Lexie_Kesh 8 years
The only way it would distract president Obama, I love saying that, from doing his job is if he buys into it. Which he does not. He knows what he was nominated to do and he will do it. Americans are darn impatient. The man has been in office for 4 days already he is being crucified. As for the hype, people are interested in him because he is smart, attractive, his wife a strong smart woman in her own right and his girls freaking adorable. He is a celebrity. This is a different culture than 8 years ago, plus after 8 years of inarticulate Bush, its refreshing and exciting to see an actual man of intelligence in the White House.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
no - i'm all about reading the regular magazines to get my obama fix, but seeing it on my celebrity mags - well that's just not right. i don't think that it's a right fit.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
The Obamas are not celebrities. They have no business being on the covers of celeb gossip magazines. I was so angry when I saw them on the cover of every magazine this week. If I wanted to read about politics, I would by a magazine that features this such as Time. They need to stop acknowledging the Obamas as celebs. THEY ARE NOT! And I do not care what Michelle is wearing at all. I think she has poor taste and she is by no means a fashionista. This is MY opinion.
willowdiamond willowdiamond 8 years
I don't know why anyone wouldn't.
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