The internet had some strong reactions to First Lady, Michelle Obama‘s attendance at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring women of color.
The event was held held Saturday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Honorees included, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, singer Erykah Badu, actress Cicely Tyson, “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, educator Nadia Lopez and Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, a humanitarian organization.
— RightandIrish (@RightandIrish) March 29, 2015
— becca (@lynchlyons1) March 29, 2015
— Daniel Devane (@DanDevaneGOP) March 29, 2015
FLOTUS…."Black girls rock" If L aura Bush had said. ..White girls rock she would have been called a racist.
— Eaglesgirl25 (@happyhelenb) March 29, 2015
WHAT IF BUSH SAID WHITE GIRLS ROCK??? Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' http://t.co/tEFSqO1AYU
— stephen@46DRHOUSE (@46drhouse) March 29, 2015
— Junior (@SiCk_DiAbLo) March 29, 2015
— jadrian_g (@jadrian_g) March 29, 2015
“@AP:'Black Girls Rock!' Michelle Obama touts education, empowerment for black women” lol but if it was white girls rock, it would be racist
— Kate (@catie_quick) March 29, 2015
Here comes the "All girls Rock" police. You know what we would do "if" there was a "White Girls Rock"? Exactly what we did: #BlackGirlsRock
— Iman N. Milner (@bestnewactress) March 28, 2015
Black Entertainment Television? Black Girls Rock? Is there a White Entertainment Television? Or a White Girls Rock? If not, why not?
— Gotterdammerung (@DeonJansevanRen) March 27, 2015
"If __ attended 'White Girls Rock,' she'd be racist. Wait, we don't even have a 'White Girls Rock.' RACIST. ALL GIRLS ROCK!"
— Lauren Bouvier (@_Elle_Spencer_) March 26, 2015