Michelle Obama and Barack Obama grace the cover of the latest issue of Essence, and while the accompanying photos are undoubtedly a celebration of Black love, there's something else that has caught the internet's attention.
A profile shot of the president and first lady, with their heads leaning towards each other in a gesture of love and affection, also puts Mrs. Obama's enviable derriere on prominent display.
Clearly, admirers on Twitter want to sing her praises but are trying not to cross the line into objectifying the first lady:
But can we talk about Michelle Obama in these Essence photos?— Donovan X. Ramsey (@iDXR) September 8, 2016
Rare footage of Barack Obama's reaction to the Essence Mag side view shot of Michelle. pic.twitter.com/JGNQJFXGiz— IG/SC @TheKidSkoob (@TheKidSkoob) September 8, 2016
No disrespect to the Queen and her King, but Michelle Obama got a FATTY and Essence put it RIGHT UP FRONT LMAO— Patrick Popoff (@rmichaelthomas) September 8, 2016
Michelle Obama: beauty, brains and booty. https://t.co/zCBEogo5cC— Señorita 🇸🇸 (@AF_ROdisiac) September 8, 2016
Michelle Obama's booty is 🍑— Zane. (@iironbeard) September 8, 2016
Still can't get over how big Michelle Obama's booty is 😂— Litty Cat (@hyppimagik) September 8, 2016
How did Michelle Obama hide that booty for 8 years, I'm so confused. White House about to be looking mad frail come January!— Gabby Alex (@ForeverYoungGab) September 8, 2016
Michelle Obama's booty is respectfully breaking the Internets...— James K. Holder II (@JKH2) September 8, 2016
Breaking the internet, indeed. Looks like FLOTUS is goals in more ways than one.
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