For some reason unbeknownst to us, mainstream media interrupted every interview simultaneously this morning to cut straight to the Obama portrait reveal ceremony. While a few people around the country might have found it interesting, I could feel the viewers changing the station as I watched Fox News.
But I digress…
The best part about the entire thing was the total and utter failure — according to the Twitterverse — of the “social justice” artist who painted what turned out to be some type of abstract monstrosity of former first lady Michelle Obama.
Daily Caller reports:
An official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Monday morning.
The painting was done by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style.
“Let’s just start by saying, ‘Wow,’ again. Let me just take a minute. It’s amazing. Wow,” Obama said after the portrait was unveiled. The moment was met with a gasp and applause.
All presidents and first ladies have their portraits done and hung in the Portrait Gallery.
“Whatcha think?” she asked her mother, Marian Robinson. “It’s pretty nice, isn’t it?”
Obama said that she and President Barack Obama interviewed several artists for their portraits, and that she bonded with Sherald because of all the time they spent together.
The comments on twitter were equally disapproving:
Share this all over Facebook if you agree that these paintings are absolute trash!