TMZ is under fire after trying to make it seem that while the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral was burning down in Paris, Former First Lady Michelle Obama was unconcerned, merely sipping champagne on a yacht.
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When in reality, the blaze started at 6:30 p.m., after our #ForeverFLOTUS had boarded the boat to have dinner with a group of people. And when they learned of the tragic blaze, Michelle and others were visibly concerned and saddened.
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As the Daily Mail noted, soon after, Mrs. Obama “took to social media to say her ‘heart aches with the people of France.’” She also shared an old photo on Instagram of herself, her husband former President Barack Obama and their two daughters lighting candles in the cathedral.
‘I will never forget the first time I walked into the Notre Dame Cathedral. I was a teenager on a school trip to Paris. It was my very first international trip, and until then, I hadn’t seen much outside of the South Side neighborhood I grew up in,’ she wrote on the ‘Gram on Tuesday as she was visiting the City of Lights for a stop on her European Becoming book tour.
Adding, ‘But the majesty of Notre Dame – the history, the artistry, the spirituality – took my breath away. The feeling was almost indescribable – a place that lifts you to a higher understanding of who we are and who we can be. Every time I’ve visited in the years since, including as First Lady, I felt the same thing. So being here in Paris tonight, my heart aches with the people of France. Yet I know that the Notre Dame I experienced all those years ago, as so many others have over the centuries, will soon awe us again.’
TMZ later changed its headline and retweeted a different version of that story, but the damage had already been done. Black Twitter was not here for this slander Mrs. Obama. See the reactions below.
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