Twitter Reminds Us Children Of Presidents Should Be ‘Off Limits’

Twitter Reminds Us Children Of Presidents Should Be ‘Off Limits’

November 24, 2017 Updated November 25, 2017

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Kids should always be off-limits in the media, no matter who their parents are

Being in the public eye can cause a certain amount of unwanted attention that most regularly forgive because if someone is famous, they must come to “expect it.” But when that famous person is a child, all bets should be off.

Malia Obama came under attack this week after someone leaked photos of her smoking and kissing a boy to right-wing media outlets. Fortunately, she had many people in her corner, including some former and current first family members.

The Obama children are used to being in the spotlight. Older sister, Malia, spent her teenage years in front of the camera, scrutinized by the public. And though many feel it comes with the territory, she is now a private citizen and should be left alone to just be.

Tons of people have come out backing up the 19-year-old Harvard freshman and reminding folks on both sides of the fence how ridiculous it is to go after her. Among those who came to Obama’s defense were none other Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton. They both tweeted their support of Obama and disapproval that she was still the center of any public storyline.

“Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers,” Ivanka Trump said. “She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits.”

Chelsea Clinton, who has always been a voice for privacy for children of political figures, weighed in:

“Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait,” she wrote. “Be better.”

It seems Trump and Clinton weren’t the only ones coming to Obama’s defense: