The National Portrait Gallery unveiled Michelle Obama’s
portraits on Monday and was met with brutal criticism.
Fox News reported: Even though Barack Obama praised Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald “for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman I love,” many critics on social media slammed the rendition of the former first lady.
Their main question: Is that really her?
“Michelle Obama is an elegant lady and the portrait looks nice. But clearly, the artist drew someone else,” Dr. Eugene Gu, a health care columnist for The Hill, tweeted.
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweeted, “LOVE the new portrait of Michelle Obama” -- and attached an explosively colorful painting of abstract art.
While most agreed the image was striking, Twitter went to war over whether it looked anything like Michelle Obama. The verdict varied widely, from positive responses to confused reactions to concern that the portrait did not live up to the subject.
“Ugh…does not do a powerful, beautiful woman justice,” one user wrote.
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