When someone thinks of Mount Rushmore, one of the most magnificent monuments in America, the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt come to mind.
That is, unless you are Jill Hudson, the host of ESPN’s “The Undefeated” and if that is the case then Michelle Obama would make that list as well. Not because of her stellar record with school lunches but because of her fashion legacy. No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.
“When Michelle Obama leaves the White House for the last time on Jan. 20,” she wrote, “her fashion legacy is completely assured. We’re talking carved in Mount Rushmore granite, shined up with shea butter leg grease and co-signed by #BlackGirlMagic.”
She didn’t say outright that the first lady deserveds to be carved into a stone for time and eternity, but still, the comparison was beyond ridiculous.
“If God has been collecting style receipts for the past eight years — and you know he has been — Obama is a first-ballot Hall of Famer,” she continued.
Hudson didn’t hold back in gushing over Obama’s daily wear and everything else Michelle for hundreds of words.
To hear Hudson tell it, Michelle’s fashion sense is so captivating that even the Almighty is entranced. “If God has been collecting style receipts for the past eight years – and you know he has been – Obama is a first-ballot Hall of Famer,” she wrote.
The praise went on and on, culminating in the line: “For eight glorious years, Obama was the kitten-heeled sun in our messy American sky. Sail on, girl. You will not be forgotten.”
Obama herself expressed annoyance with all of the style coverage, noting at a 2013 summit:
“While people are sorting through our shoes and our hair and whether we cut it or not … whether we have bangs … We take our bangs and we stand in front of important things that the world needs to see, and eventually people stop looking at the bangs and they start looking at what we are standing in front of.”
“For eight glorious years, Obama was the kitten-heeled sun in our messy American sky. Sail on, girl. You will not be forgotten,” she concluded, dripping more absurd praise on the outgoing first lady.
It is safe to say that ESPN has completely gone off the rails. In recent years they have awarded Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and relocated a tournament because it was to be help at a Trump-owned golf club, leaving no question how ESPN has gone so far left that they will soon fall off the map. As a matter of fact last November Jim Brady, the ESPN Public Editor, came clean in admitting it while also mentioning how some ESPN staffers and readers have been displeased with the shift.