As former First Lady Michelle Obama considers the future of the free world and what part she may want (or not want) to play in it, she has had to watch her daughter Malia Obama be criticized for a recent trip down the red carpet wearing a very casual outfit.
Malia showed up to the Sundance Festival to premiere The Heart, a short film she wrote and directed.
For her trip down the red carpet, she wore a long, oversized gray jacket with a blue and white striped shirt, a long darker gray scarf, and knee-high burgundy boots.
Some who observed her outfit thought it was "trendy" or "classy" and "fashion-forward," while others said it was "tacky" or just too casual for a red carpet ensemble.
One commenter even said she needed a "wardrobe consultant." If Michelle is like most moms, she was probably fuming to see her precious daughter be the target of such criticism.
Malia seemed to fit in with her colleagues on the film, who also dressed rather casually for the premiere.
At only 25, she seems to be making a name for herself in the film industry, having been invited to sit in on the writers' room for Donald Glover's Amazon series currently in development.
She studied filmmaking at Harvard and worked with filmmakers Ross McElwee, Robb Moss, and Guy Maddin as a student.
As much as some conservatives might want to criticize Malia Obama because of her very Democratic family, that's just ridiculous in my opinion.
Malia should wear whatever she wants to wear on the red carpet, just like people should pretty much wear whatever they want to church, to a restaurant, or to any other event or destination. Looking at other photos of Sundance red carpet outfits, they ranged from Malia-like casual to a fancy gown, but everything in between was represented.
People need to stick to judging each other based on their actions and character, if they need to judge each other at all.
What people wear is really immaterial in the grand scheme of things, especially on the red carpet.
Good for her
Good for Malia, who seems to be working hard and taking advantage of opportunities that come her way to work in Hollywood.
Also, good for her for not seeming to feel like she needs to show a lot of skin or get attention for her body. Her mother should be proud of her, and I'm sure she is.