Michelle Obama’s recent interview with People Magazine in which she talked about a trip to Target as an example of racism is being heavily criticized, especially after some pointed out that she has already told the same Target story in a different capacity.
In the interview with People Magazine, Barack and Michelle Obama disclosed that they have each faced racism in different ways throughout their lives, and the FLOTUS pointed out that she even experienced it during a shopping trip to Target not too long ago.
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf,” Michelle Obama told People Magazine. “Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
TheBlaze points out, however, that the First Lady told the same story during an appearance on David Letterman’s show last year. The context, however, was quite different than it was during the People interview.
“I went to Target. I thought I was undercover. I have to tell you something about this trip though,” Obama disclosed to Letterman. “No one knew that was me because a woman actually walked up to me, right, I was in the detergent aisle and she said — I kid you not — she said, ‘Excuse me, I just have to ask you something.’ And I thought, ‘Cover’s blown.’ She said, ‘Can you reach on that shelf and hand me the detergent?’ I kid you not! And the only thing she said — I reached up because she was short — and I reached up and pulled it down and she said, ‘Well, you didn’t have to make it look so easy.’ That was interaction, I feel so good. She had no idea who I was.”
Take a look at Michelle Obama’s interview with David Letterman below (portion starts at 4:40). Do you think the First Lady intended to change the way she told her Target story?