We Love Everything About Malia Obama’s Made In America Outfit

September 6, 2016  |  

A couple of weeks ago, we made a conscious decision not to cover the story of Malia Obama dancing and allegedly smoking at a festival this summer. We made this decision for a couple of reasons. One, we didn’t think it was that big of a deal and two, we felt the coverage of it was unfair. And personally, I thought the whole thing looked like a set up. The takeaway for me was not that Malia should change her behavior but that she has got to watch the company she keeps because not only are people waiting for her to fall, they can profit off of it.

I don’t know what goes on in the White House, but I’m willing to bet a couple of dollars that her parents had a similar discussion with her. Many of us will never understand the type of position the first daughters are in, knowing that their every move is being watched and scrutinized every time they step out of the house. But if Malia’s attire from the recent Made in America festival is any indication, we can assume that she took it all with a healthy sense of humor.

In case you missed it, Malia walked into the place to be, wearing in a shirt featuring two words that said quite a bit.

And please don’t miss the Harvard cap.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is bawse level clapback. There were no words spoken, no paragraphs on Instagram, no press conference or press release from the White House. She literally let her t-shirt and her baseball cap do the talking for her. Some were suggesting that the t-shirt might have been some type of punishment handed down to her from her parents. But I think she concocted this idea on her own. The shirt made us laugh and the cap issued a reminder. Whether that was her intention or not, it said, that for all of her “teenagerness,” she’s still got quite a bit of her sh*t together. She’s brilliant. And this move right here, in its perfect execution, lets me know that she’ll be just fine.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” 

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