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Michelle Obama Molested the Queen

Off With Her Head!

ts-obama-touches-the-queenA few days ago, the media freaked right the fuck out when Michelle Obama, during her visit with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, did the unthinkable–she touched the Queen!  And so the momentous occasion of the first African American President and First Lady meeting with the Queen of Ye Olde Merry Englande was sullied by some good old Yankee grab ass.

According to the Daily Mail:

“She is not renowned for public displays of affection. Which made the Queen’s decision to put a friendly arm around Michelle Obama’s waist at a Buckingham Palace G20 reception – prompting the U.S. President’s wife to return the gesture – so utterly astonishing.

Finding herself next to Mrs Obama, the Queen remarked on their height difference. As she did so, her hand edged towards the small of Mrs Obama’s back. Mrs Obama responded – and even rubbed the Queen’s shoulder – before both women moved gently apart after about ten seconds.

The sight of the Queen publicly hugging another woman astonished other guests. An onlooker said: ‘It was a pretty simultaneous gesture. We couldn’t believe what we were seeing.'”

Hath Michelle Obama no manners?  No sense of decency and civility?

Apparently, touching the Queen is a big no no.  According to Time:

Etiquette is quite stern about this (“Whatever you do, don’t touch the Queen!”).

Previous Queen-related molestation has caused an international stir.  Back in 2000, former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard was practically tarred and feathered when he man-handled the Queen, resulting in the following statement from his spokeperson:

“We firmly deny that there was any contact whatsoever.”

Another former Australian prime minister, Paul Keating, earned the nickname “the Lizard of Oz” for trying to cop a feel in 1992.

And, Queen Elizabeth didn’t take it too well when George Bush, after mistakenly implying that Queen Elizabeth had been the royal monarch since 1776, up and winked at her:

"Hey, how you doin'?"

"Hey, how you doin'?"

"Don't wink at me you bloody jackass."

"Don't wink at me you bloody jackass."

What’s the fuss all about, I wonder?  Is it because Australia is technically still part of the British commonwealth and therefore the prime ministers of Australia are still technically her subjects who should bloody well know better than to touch her?  Or is it because the prime ministers were men?

Or perhaps her Highness has a touch of the sapphic jungle fever?  After Michelle touched her the right way, the Queen had this to say:

“Now we’ve met, will you please keep in touch?



April 4, 2009 - Posted by | Angry Black Lady Chronicles, News You May or May Not Use, Politiks | , , , , ,


  1. Every human being needs to be touched for goodness sake. If the Queen wants to experience a little affection in her final years, she is allowed to break her own rule, right?

    I am no queen. I am Random Jane. And still I wouldn’t let male politicians lay a hand on me. If one winked at me, I would deck him. Twice. Looks like the queen knows what they’re up to.


    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 5, 2009 | Reply

  2. *snicker*

    Now, can anyone imagine if Michelle had been *gasp* sleeveless?! (insert eyeroll here)

    Comment by AdmittedlyAddicted | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. Maybe the Queen is a germaphobe like Monk?

    Comment by queencrone | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  4. Ooh yeah! Or like Howie Mandel. I bet if he met the queen he wouldn’t touch her. But then.. he would probably punk her somehow, so. That might be a bigger faux pas.

    Comment by baby fish mouth | April 6, 2009 | Reply

  5. LOL its not like its the queens own personal rule! its a tradition. It’s impropper to touch or come into a member of the royal families personal space because historically they were second from God! and ther4 devine in their own right! I know its pretty crazy and prehistoric hahaha but its jst carried through over the years! I mean u wouldnt go swear at a nun would you hahaha even tho you could ^_^ and whant 2 alot

    Comment by kiddo! | July 14, 2009 | Reply

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