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Would Everyone Please Stop Calling The White House Easter Egg Roll ‘Fat Camp?’

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shutterstock_62048347If you pay attention to Fox News at all, I’m sure you have come to realize that the Obama’s can’t do anything right and get none of the respect bestowed upon the more “right” first families. Well, they are at it again – attacking the first lady for including her Let’s Move! campaign in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. They are accusing her of turning the event into “fat camp.”

In keeping with her Let’s Move! initiative, Michelle Obama has included a few cooking demonstrations and sports courts to the agenda this year. From whitehouse.gov:

In addition to all the fun and games, the day’s activities — which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations — will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, which are key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

Of course, Fox News is in an uproar, because why teach kids good habits? Their stupidity is catching on like wildfire – with other blogs jumping on the bandwagon and attacking Michelle Obama for including fitness and healthy eating habits in the agenda. Yeah – how awful. From The Stir:

I can just imagine the disappointment on some kid’s face when the Easter Bunny hands him a carrot instead of chocolate. Not everything has to be turned into an educational seminar. You know how to get kids not to care about healthy eating habits and exercising regularly? Jam it down their throats on a candy-holiday.

I’m pretty sure there will be chocolate available, too. But thanks for clearing up what Easter is – a “candy holiday.” I’ve been saying that for years. I’m sure everyone will agree that American children don’t get enough junk in their diets and actually need days specifically devoted to consuming more.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion – I’m just sick of Michelle Obama getting slammed for doing something that other first ladies have done with no incident. Laura Bush used the Egg Roll to highlight her literacy campaign – a campaign that Michelle Obama is continuing. Story time will be offered at the event as well. Nobody had a problem with that. Ugh – do you really have to read to the children? What about the candy?

If she didn’t include her initiative in some way, she probably would have been slammed for being a hypocrite for feeding kids candy. Sometimes you can’t win.

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