Twitterverse mostly supports Malia Obama during smoking scandal

A video of Malia Obama smoking at Lollapalooza music festival which took place Aug. 3 – 6 in Chicago has made the rounds of the web courtesy of  Radar Online.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: President Barack Obama hugs his daughter Malia Obama at the Fourth of July White House party on July 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Maila Obama celebrated her 18th birthday during the party, which featured guests including singers Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 4: President Barack Obama hugs his daughter Malia Obama at the Fourth of July White House party on July 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Maila Obama celebrated her 18th birthday during the party, which featured guests including singers Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, the gossip site posted a video of President Obama’s eldest daughter taking a puff on something, but stopped short of calling it marijuana.

Any reference to illegal drugs was in quotes or was mentioned by an 18-year-old girl/source who said she saw and smelled everything.

Naturally folks on social media (from around the world) have been chiming in for almost 24 hours with comments.

Some questioned the parenting skills of the President, some took Malia to task for smoking whatever she was smoking instead of being a role model and at least as many others suggested that everyone just leave the teenager alone.

A number of stories and posts wondered about the so-called friend who pretended to be taking a selfie while actually filming Malia.

Here’s a look at what the people are saying:

In any case, this couldn’t happen without people reflecting on the travails of growing up in the White House.

Many recalled the Bush twins and their run-ins with underage drinking and while there was debate over whether they received the same treatment as Malia (some seem to think the Bush twins were criticized while Malia is mostly being supported), there is a strong consensus that even if you are a PK (president’s kid) your life should not be subjected to the same scrutiny as your parent.

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mgunter
mgunter

She learned to smoke from her dad

Carrie Peavy
Carrie Peavy

Nobody is questioning anything but racist people trying to make him look bad. There isn't too many kids black or white who has not tried it.

Mary Jane Randolph
Mary Jane Randolph

President Obama get them out your wife, and daughter's business right now and i mean this as if i were your mother!!!

Journeynicole Crocker
Journeynicole Crocker

For a photoshopped picture.... That the young lady who photoshopped it already apologized for...

Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith

Stfu.... did any one question the parenting skills of Bush with his wild drunken twins

Roberta Cromlish
Roberta Cromlish

Well, yes they did. The LIBERAL media were all over them

Bob Simonson
Bob Simonson

Is this the scandal that brings down the Obama White House???? Uhm No. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Evie M Wilson
Evie M Wilson

Please leave the kids alone. Ugh..i dont agree with the politics but please keep them out of the hate....

Branden Houston
Branden Houston

It's just weed. At least she wasn't hitting the crack pipe or alcohol like the Bush daughters were "rumored" to do.

Debra Price
Debra Price

Have fun sweetheart, you owe no explanation to these haters

Jimbo Echols
Jimbo Echols

Leave that child alone why is the country making a child responsible for adults actions .

Denise Ford
Denise Ford

I know she wanted just because she the president daughter they want say anything to hurt him. I love you so much just stay real close to her.

Naomi Jones
Naomi Jones

Malia wasn't smoking anything. She had her fingers to her lips. Boy the media likes to blow s==t up and take things out of proportion.

Linda Grant Kiker
Linda Grant Kiker

Oh bull, trying to get something started.... shame on this person or group that even post such stuff.....

Tim Clark
Tim Clark

No one said nothing when George Bush daughters were having their drunking nights out on the town.

Yolanda Wilson
Yolanda Wilson

Michelle and Barack have done s good job of raising their daughters. Folks mind your mind business and make sure you are raising your children right. Where I'm a Obama follower or not it still wrong since he been in office you have s lot of hateful things to say. When all them others crooks were in office didn't best complaining. So shut up and raise your own and mine your business.

Michelle Young
Michelle Young

Mind your business to the "Some questioned the parenting skills of the 1st. family". In fact get you some business of your own to mind.

Josh Hall
Josh Hall

Your mom called she said to "GO HOME"

Amy Young
Amy Young

Well he's a smoker figures she would try it

Reggie Miller
Reggie Miller

Classless family, I have the exact same disdain for Obama as he does for America...

Kenneth Cook
Kenneth Cook

jamar smith-cannon i could not agree more !!!!!!

Myrtle Hearst
Myrtle Hearst

Duh..!! People, she WAS NOT SMOKING !! ENLARGE THE PIC !! What you see is the reflection of the shades of a person standing behind her in thus pic.. uugghh !!! This young lady IS NOT STUPID !!

Elester Cawthorn
Elester Cawthorn

Some people are so evil like they are all angels. Leave Malia alone. You high and mighty people probably got so many skeletons in your closet you probably can't close the door. Nobody is perfect. That means me and you.

DerekGator
DerekGator

Her Dad smoked a ton of weed at her age and ended up President.

Pamela Williams
Pamela Williams

I DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING I SEE ON FACEBOOK, I HAVE SEEN ON THE NEW ..SO I DON'T BELIEVE IT, ,,

Theresa Neikens Feeney
Theresa Neikens Feeney

Kids will be kids. Her father did it so of course she will try. I bet getting the munchies around her mom most be the worst!!!! I HATE her father but she is not her father. She will learn what is what on her own.

Fitzgerald Mayhan
Fitzgerald Mayhan

Any parent or person(s) who criticizes the POTUS & his wife on how they raise there kids most have DDS-Dumb Down Syndrome. They must have been born with a bible in one hand & a cross around their neck. We all need to be careful how we talk about someone's child especially if you have kids because karma is a .....

Bonnie Dee
Bonnie Dee

Trying to find some dirt after the drunken Bush sisters

Rudy Lewis
Rudy Lewis

Well Well, AJC comes to the aid of the obamas, think what they would do if Trumps kid got caught doing this, all heck would break loose.

Alexandrina Eudelle
Alexandrina Eudelle

AJC, the media have an unwritten rule, children in the White House are left alone. Please adhere to the rule.

cartrider
cartrider

Media is sweeping this under the rug just like they do for her Daddy and Hillary. Girl must be stupid for smoking out in public anyway.

Kimberly Lyons
Kimberly Lyons

Geez. It was weed. Not like it was crack or meth. Move along.

Syreeta Slimz Powell
Syreeta Slimz Powell

AJC, u should be ashamed posting this stupid stuff all the time. Post some real news and leave the child alone. She is human and a teen. Honestly, I can't til she leaves the WH, so news ppl can leave her alone.

Reggie West
Reggie West

I know Bush thankful that twitter wasn't around when the Bush Twins was coming up, the Clintons gave each other Hi-5 that CHELSEA didnt have to worry about social media , and the Kennedy as much as i love them , but lawd can you imagine!! With that said , this young lady will be attending college soon 1/2 of the negative comments comming from people that cant even get they kids to to come home on the weekend unless they pay bail!!! Now i know they are 1st kids ,but at the wnd of they day ,the key word here is " kids " . Look around your house and imagine how your kids would be if they had to live under a microscope 24/7 .. my kids would have been had they own reality show and i can only imagine the ishhhhh that would be caught on camera..

Willie Brown
Willie Brown

Leave the girl alone she is a person just like you all children make mistakes

Punki Guthrie
Punki Guthrie

So what she's sewing her wild oats! Can you imagine living in that house,for 8yrs! Get over people!

Nesha Nicole Waters
Nesha Nicole Waters

She haven't did no more than what any other teenager has done! Hell half of y'all kids smoking crack or meth hell she's only human!

Jamie Free
Jamie Free

Thank God her last name isn't Bush or Trump... not that I'm a fan of either, just getting sick of all the one-sided reporting

Terrence Young
Terrence Young

She's18yrs old still a virgin and headed to college, and your daughter? I'll wait....

JoAnn Virges
JoAnn Virges

The POTUS raised his daughters well right from wrong, now they are growing up and one is 18...its her choice to go a different way...jus sayin..at least she a young adult compared to the Bushes daughters who went to jail 15, for teenage drinking..

UGAdawg34
UGAdawg34

She is high because my health insurance went from $600 a month to $1,400 a month for worse coverage over 3 years. Thanks Hussein!

DrArt03
DrArt03

Leave the kid alone! If Obama was my Father I'd have stayed high to avoid seeing how he was tearing the country down.