Did The NY Daily News Go Too Far By Publishing "Short-shorts" Photo Of Sasha Obama?

This is not the photo in question, but another shot from the same day, could be deemed inappropriate.

The NY Daily News isn’t exactly a national media outlet known for its integrity and its comment section is pretty much a cesspool of racism and sexism.  So it doesn’t shock me that they published a photo of Sasha Obama that could be considered a bit risque and inappropriate.  The photo in question was taken while Sasha Obama, 12, was visiting the New York City neighborhood of Soho, with friends and a security detail.   The photo is pretty much a “back-shot” of the photo posted above. 

Needless to say, the comments following the article ranged from pure outrage to suggesting the Obamas should do better when it comes to policing their child’s attire.

For example:



Those two comments were just the tip of the iceberg and the most “sane”.

The President and First Lady don’t have an easy job when it comes to shielding their daughters from the scrutiny of the media and paparazzi that’s known to follow them around on their public outings. The Obama daughters aren’t any different from your average teens and pre-teens when it comes to their fashion, but objectifying teens of any age, no matter who their parents are, should be something media outlets are cognizant of.

What do you think, Clutchettes,  should there be discretion when it comes to media outlets publishing photos of Sasha & Malia Obama that could be deemed inappropriate?

 Update: As of 10 a.m the photo in question was deleted.

 Update: As of 10:30, the entire article was removed from NY Daily News’ site. 

  • LaShic Mondrell

    Once again, it is up to little girls and adult women to police their attire as not to attract the wrong attention to their bodies because people don’t know how to conduct themselves in the presence of the female form. This is similar to rapists blaming their inhumane actions on their victims because of her clothes; in fact, this is why this thinking is even upheld because of people like you. I hope you’re proud of your life.

    In order to be respected and not get the wrong attention, women must wear turtlenecks and over the knee skirts or wide leg pants while men get to run around without their shirts on. The hypocrisy of it all.

    The real question shouldn’t be why little girls wear shorts President’s daughter or not but should be why are grown people sexualizing little girls?

    P.S. The time it took you to type the sentence about your typos could’ve been spent correcting them. Just a thought. (Smiles =)

  • http://www.keepitkinky.net DC

    Ultimately, when you leave your house, you could get photographed… even if only in the background of another photo. I’m sure that many publications have published photos of her in other attire given her place in American society. If she or her parents didn’t want her to be seen in this outfit, she shouldn’t have left the house in it. Unfortunately, she has many more years of being followed by people who want to earn a high figure for her worst picture so she has to be very, very careful.