Michelle Obama is not letting the backlash over her Oscars appearance get to her. US Weekly reported on March 1 that the First Lady is "absolutely not surprised" over the criticism she received over her dress and her bangs.
The 49-year-old FLOTUS joked that her new bangs sparked a national debate. Michelle wore a sparkly silver Naeem Khan gown. She had dressed servicemen and women behind her as she presented the award for "Best Picture."
The award went to "Argo." Director Ben Affleck accepted the award. Some argued that other stars should've been on stage to accept the award as well.
That wasn't the only argument, though. The Iranian government found her dress "too revealing" to broadcast on their television stations. Others argued that they didn't like how she styled her bangs.
Michelle Obama said on the "Today Show" that education is more important than style. The Washington Post reported that Michelle deflected the criticism. It doesn't bother her that people don't like how she dresses. She wants to focus on her "Let's Move" campaign which motivates children to eat healthy and stay active.
The FLOTUS closed her thoughts with this statement:
"That's just the nature of life . . .We live in a time when there are bloggers and tweeters and 24-hour news and everyone has a voice. . . in this town square. That means that at any point at any given point, someone’s not going to like what you do. That’s just the nature of things."