Michelle Obama Explains How She Uses Pop Culture to Make an Impact

First lady of the United States, Michelle Obama looks stunning in a black and white outfit on the September cover of Variety Magazine. The cover story is to relay the shift of Obama from “White House supporting player to media star.”. And we know she has been in a couple of social media videos that went viral.

 

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Obama explains that she doesn’t shy from a good joke but rather uses it as an avenue to get people to listen

 

What I have never been afraid of is to be a little silly, and you can engage people that way,” Obama told Variety. “My view is, first you get them to laugh, then you get them to listen. So I’m always game for a good joke.”

She explains her relationship with pop culture by saying that before she was first lady, she was an average woman

“I view myself as being the average woman. While I am first lady, I wasn’t first lady my whole life. I’m a product of pop culture. I’m a consumer of pop culture, and I know what resonates with people.”

 

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She goes further to explain that what you see on television stays with you and can make a good impact

“When I come across many little black girls who come up to me over the course of these 7 1/2 years with tears in their eyes, and they say: ‘Thank you for being a role model for me. I don’t see educated black women on TV, and the fact that you’re first lady validates who I am.'”

 

The First Lady sure has shown a lot of young girls that just because your husband is the most powerful man in the world, doesn’t mean you have to stand in his shadow.

 

To see more from her interview with Variety, go here

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