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Malia Obama Maligned and Defended for Being a Regular Person

Malia Obama Maligned and Defended for Being a Regular Person

"From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest", Kristina Schake, then the spokeswoman for first lady Michelle Obama, said in a statement at the time. "Let Malia live", activist DeRay Mckesson said.

Members of the First Daughter's Club sprung into action on Friday afternoon when one of their own came under attack.

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton both told people to back off Malia Obama after a video featuring the former first daughter caused a stir on social media.

Ivanka Trump was the first to speak up. "Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers", Trump wrote in a tweet.

Less than an hour later, Chelsea Clinton followed suit.

Others also tweeted their support for Malia, some noting that her biggest problem is that she needs better friends who won't film her and post it on the internet every time she does something "scandalous". The 19-year-old college student enrolled at the Ivy League school earlier this year after taking a "gap year" after graduating from high school.

The video and pictures of the Harvard University rookie soon started shock on the web, with individuals on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook approaching their kindred web clients and the media to leave previous President Barack Obama's senior little girl alone.