'Big butt' apology for Michelle Obama

Published: Dec 24, 2011, 06:49 IST | Agencies |

It tops the list of things you should never say to any woman -- let alone the First Lady of America.

It tops the list of things you should never say to any woman -- let alone the First Lady of America. A US congressman has understandably landed himself in trouble after making some rather ungentlemanly remarks about the size of Michelle Obama's bottom. 

Jim Sensenbrenner went so far as to suggest President Barack Obama's wife was setting a bad example to children because her rear was too big. The portly Republican, himself a well-known fan of unhealthy snack foods, suggested Obama was being hypocritical with her 'Let's move' campaign to tackle childhood obesity.

He was overheard making the comments in a mobile phone conversation while waiting at Washington DC's Reagan National Airport. Speaking very loudly, he said he had been attending a church auction three
weeks ago when a woman came up to him and praised Obama.

He then said, "She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself." After his comments were reported, a spokesman for Sensenbrenner said the congressman would be contacting Obama to apologise.

She said, "He was referring to the First Lady's healthy food initiative. He doesn't think the government should be telling Americans what to eat. While he may not agree with all of her initiatives, he plans to contact the First Lady's office to apologise for his comments.'

Obama has not commented on the remarks.

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