Last night, Larry King devoted most of his show to Michelle Obama. Not her accomplishments, her appearance. (Related: She wears shoes!) We asked Racialicious' Latoya Peterson to weigh in on this strange, seemingly widespread obsession.
First, Erin Aubry Kaplan wrote about Michelle Obama's booty for Salon, in an article titled "First Lady Got Back." Kaplan then penned another article analyzing Michelle's hair choices, asking "Are we moving toward a black hair moment?" And somewhere along the line, Michelle's arms – blessed by NY Times OpEd columnist David Brooks as "thunder and lightning" - became a matter of great importance, sparking a wave of commentary about the appropriateness of a first lady who (ahem) bears arms. The countless articles about her complexion [I plead guilty. -Ed.] (and what that said about Barack's character/race loyalty) added to the mix of the insanity, culminating in a piece dedicated to her "angry" eyebrows.