FLOTUS Causes Chatter Because She Won’t Feed Guests At Her 50th Birthday Bash
First Lady Michelle Obama is busy planning a big fete for when she turns “50 and fabulous” (January 17) and while she might be getting her Dougie on with her attendees, she’s not here to feed the nation, so to speak.
The White House has reportedly been sending out save-the-date emails for a January 18 gala dubbed “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert,” according to The Tribune. Specifically, the VIPs invited to the fete are asked on the invitation, “to eat before you come.”
The move has drawn some commentary from party planning experts like Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of etiquette queen Emily Post, who called the invitation line “intrusive,” and said “I don’t think it’s rude, but I do think it’s a little . . . different than what people are used to. How’s that for putting it delicately?” And Oprah’s go-to entertainment guy, Colin Cowie, who said “To ask people to ‘eat before you come’ is not the way I would have done it,” Cowie said. “I always think of the food. When it comes to making people feel welcome we give them great music, a well-stocked bar, and excellent food — and you do it abundantly.”
But let’s be real, had FLOTUS spent hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding her guests, you know we’d hear a different kind of criticism from Fox News, the GOP and the like about how selfish, insensitive and wasteful she is. And considering all her associates are likely part of that 1% of folks who we keep hearing own 46% of the nations wealth, we’re sure they won’t be skipping any meals.
Let them eat cake…
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