Trilby Beresford
Updated July 27, 2016
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Even though Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night was positively received, there was some social media backlash as people on the internet tend to blow things wildly out of proportion. Here’s what went down: Obama had mentioned that the White House was built on the backs of slaves.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.”

And then Twitter user Joshua Gage (aka @CoffeeBeansRock) lashed out, criticizing her for the mention of slavery. Luckily, pop-powerhouse Kelly Clarkson came to the rescue by tweeting a reply (which has been removed).

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Shutting it down!

Naturally, Clarkson’s response spawned even more backlash on Twitter—but instead of nasty trolls continuing to harp on that dude’s comment, people praised her for swooping in to help. false false

Clearly, no one deserves to be trolled by someone on Twitter, and least of all Michelle Obama (#Michelle2024!). As the First Lady, she’s an all-round inspiring person who speaks intelligently and gracefully about issues that matter.

With all this hate and misplaced judgement in the world, it’s nice to see a celebrity (and one who’s not a politician) supporting another public figure.

Clarkson didn’t have to do that, but her simple action made the incident less of a concern. It actually made the situation rather humorous, because trolling is just downright unnecessary.