Why is Michelle Obama leading a Hollywood celebrity team in dodgeball? Maybe the former first lady is trying too hard to transition into a big Hollywood celebrity which makes her at this point just a Hollywood wannabe. Well, this didn’t end well for Michelle Obama. You don’t want to miss this.
Michelle Obama left the White House in 2016 and went right to work hoping to morph into a Hollywood star. The former first lady started off by writing a memoir and then booking Oprah to introduce it to the world. The 55-year-old Michelle then showed up at the Grammys on stage with other celebrities like Alicia Keyes and Lady Gaga.
In all of these outings, Michelle Obama was the “odd woman” out. She was a former first lady, but former first ladies usually lead private lives out of the spotlight after their husband’s terms are over. Michelle’s own mother insulted Michelle’s appearance at the Grammys, suggesting she wasn’t a “real star”:
Michelle Obama’s mom recognizes Hollywood stars who are famous for a talent like acting or singing. Michelle is famous for being the first lady, not by any talent of her own.
Well, now Michelle is doubling down on her determination to be recognized as a Hollywood star.
In a scripted Monday night sketch for CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” the former first lady and James Corden attempt to settle a playful debate about whether Britain or the United States is superior.
“We’re better at sports,” says the British-born late-night TV host.
“I don’t think that’s true. And if it is, you have nothing to do with it,” the former first lady replies to Corden. The pair then decides that a fierce game of dodgeball will determine the ultimate international victor.
Obama’s “Team USA” — which includes actresses Melissa McCarthy, Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Kate Hudson, and Lena Waithe — faces off against Corden’s celeb squad.
“Team U.K.” features singer Harry Styles, actor Benedict Cumberbatch, “Game of Thrones” star John Bradley, and “Late Late Show” bandleader Reggie Watts (who noted in the skit that he’s actually American, and not British).
“I’ve made some calls, and let’s just say this team is getting to eat them for breakfast,” Obama boasts. “For breakfast — the most important meal of the day,” she adds.
Obama — who famously said during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, “When they go low, we go high,” quipped while coaching her team, “When they go low, we also go low … because that’s how dodgeball works!” But that’s not all.
The entire thing was so scripted to make sure Michelle came off as funny, but this didn’t end well. Comments about Michelle were brutal in the Daily Mail article.
“Yet again, a major face of the Dem political party is teaming up with Hollywood & the entertainment industry. This is a key reason why I began to dislike Dems. It’s like you haven’t learned your lesson from last campaign. When will you get it!” wrote “Carolyn M.” from Raleigh, North Carolina.
“Wasn’t this just one the news on how dodgeball is ‘toxic’ and a form of bullying? That is exactly what the loony left has been saying about dodgeball. But Michelle can play it with her Hollywood pals and it’s brilliant? This is why I hate the Obamas,” wrote Melissa Johnson from Wisconsin.
“The Obamas are GONE. They’re not in the White House anymore. Let them live in privacy. Oh wait, they want attention. Michelle can’t get enough it’s pathetic,” wrote Jackie O’Brien from Arizona.
Half of the country here in the United States isn’t buying anything Michelle Obama is selling. Especially these corny attempts to hobnob with the Hollywood elite. What’s Michelle’s Hollywood talent?
We guess its leading “Team USA” in this dodgeball match. And you have to wonder do these celebrities think it’s rather odd that Michelle is using her time to make a dodgeball video? We bet Mrs. Robinson had something to say about this latest stunt and it wasn’t congratulating her daughter for a job well done.