Michelle Obama Accidentally Curses In Public, Is All Of Us

For a former First Lady of the United States with incredible arms who actually likes salad, Michelle Obama is pretty relatable. During an appearance at the Barclays Center on Saturday (side note: Michelle you were in NYC and didn’t call me? Rude.) to promote her new book Becoming, Michelle Obama accidentally got too heated and cursed in front of everyone, just like you at any minor inconvenience.

So what was it that annoyed Michelle so much she dropped an s-bomb? The concept of “having it all.” See? She really is just like us. Mrs. Obama used her book as an opportunity to call out all the bullsh*t career women are fed about being perfect wives, mothers, friends, lovers, influencers, CEOs, and whatever else women are expected to be these days.

“That whole ‘so you can have it all’ [thing] – nope! Not at the same time,” Michelle explained. “That’s a lie. And it’s not always easy to lean in, because that sh*t doesn’t work all the time.”

Ouch. I guess now we know how Michelle Obama feels about Sheryl Sandberg’s book. (And the fact that her company may have low-key allowed Russia to influence the 2016 election, but whatever…) The crowd obviously flipped the f*ck out hearing Michelle curse, at which point she apologized, saying “I forgot where I was for a moment!”

I said the same thing when I accidentally said f*ck in church. People were still mad, for some reason.

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Alise Morales
Alise Morales
Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer. She is the writer of the Betches Sup Newsletter and co-host of the Betches Sup Podcast.