michelle obamaI'm sure Michelle Obama expects to run into paparazzi everywhere she goes, but I'm still sorry the First Lady's trip to Target turned into an impromptu photo shoot. Shouldn't the fact that she was in full undercover mode -- dark glasses, hair hidden in a baseball cap -- count for something? Perhaps Mrs. Obama should try wearing a ski mask the next time she needs to pick up some Febreze or a new shower curtain liner.

Part of me agrees with the argument that people who choose to be in the public eye shouldn't complain about, well, being in the public eye. But just because she's the President's wife doesn't mean she's not a human being.

What's she supposed to do, give her list of personal errands to an intern? There are some things a gal's just gotta do for herself.

For example, I don't like sending anybody else to buy fruits and veggies for me, because I'm picky and I want to inspect the produce myself. (I swear some people can't tell ripe from rotten.) And Target is one of those places, for better or worse, where half the stuff you walk out with wasn't even on your mind when you walked in.

Hmmm, I didn't know I wanted that, but now that I see it ... into the cart it goes!

Why shouldn't Michelle Obama be able to impulse shop in a "discount" chain store like the rest of us? She is an American woman, after all.

It's not like the First Lady texted nude photos of herself or something. That type of celeb privacy invasion is different, in my opinion. Even though I maintain that, say, Scarlett Johansson is also a human being and also deserving of respect, when a smokin' hot star takes nude pics of any other variety besides Polaroids to be immediately locked in a safe deposit box, well, she's asking for trouble.

But Michelle Obama was fully clothed, even to the point of going incognito. Let the woman shop for school supplies and Halloween candy in peace.

Do you think Michelle Obama should have been left alone while shopping at Target?

 

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