First Lady Michelle Obama Responds to Oscar Appearance Criticism with Class

First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the 85th Academy Awards via satellite and while the crowd inside the Dolby Theater was happy to see her, some people had criticism. But Mrs. Obama isn’t letting the chitter chatter of a few get her down.

“That’s just the nature of life. I mean, we live in a time when there are bloggers and tweeters and 24-hour news and everyone has a voice in this town square, and it’s a big one,” Obama told Today contributor Kelly Wallace. “That means at any point at a given time, somebody’s not going to like what you do. That’s the nature of things.”

She says that the criticism is something that she is not taking personally and understands that she is a public figure, and that it comes with the territory.

“It’s not really about me,” she said. “I just happen to be in the public eye and along with everybody else in the public eye, you’re subject to conversation, opinion and all that sort of stuff. There’s nothing new about that.”

In other words, bye haters.

First Lady Obama made waves lately when she decided to cut her bangs, calling it her “midlife crisis.” However, her appearance at the Oscars was for a more important cause, her support of the arts.

Mrs. Obama appeared via satellite to present the award for best picture, which went to Ben Affleck’s Argo.