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Michelle Obama Accused Of Using Racial Slur At White House Summit

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Michelle Obama is being accused by some commentators of using a racial slur at the White House Summit on Working Families on Monday, and getting away with it!

But it’s one of those comments which could be taken either way.

It’s certainly not overtly racist, and probably wouldn’t even be seen as offensive by most people. Then again, public figures, especially those like the First Lady, need to be extremely careful with their exact choice of words.

Michelle Obama told ABC‘s Robin Roberts at the White House Summit:

“The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realized I was getting gypped on that front. What happened was I got a part-time salary but worked full time.”

Did you even spot the offensive, apparently racist slur? Of course, it’s the term “gypped” which is a derogatory term derived from the word “Gypsy,” which is considered offensive to the Roma people.

Whereas, perhaps Michelle Obama should have used the milder, more accepted terms “slighted” or “cut short” to express the fact that she was defrauded or taken advantage of by her employers, she didn’t.

But in terms of inference, the subtle nuance in the word “gypped” is stronger than being “slighted” or “cut short,” and the First Lady probably didn’t intend to offend anyone.

Other offensive terms that spring to mind in this context would be “Jewed down,” or referring to someone as an “Indian Giver,” but those two, as examples, are way stronger and more offensive than the casual use of “gypped,” at least linguistically speaking.

But, of course, it is not fitting for the First Lady, Michelle Obama, to use such callous terms which are indeed offensive to some.

Anyway, she can blame her husband, Barack Obama, because in 2009, at a town hall meeting in Allentown, Penn., he used the very same word when talking about the need to regulate health inspection companies.

But that doesn’t make it right for Michelle Obama to use such a term, off-the-cuff, in the way she did, without getting at least some flak from the ever-eager media for a story of this type. The writer of this article says “no comment” on this one; always better that way.

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117 Responses to “Michelle Obama Accused Of Using Racial Slur At White House Summit”

  1. David Keiss

    Wheres all the uproar from the white people …This is why they get away with this sht ..Im offended and I demand something be done ..or Ill call for Impechment..

  2. Lance Holiday

    Delusional ranting. Do you have a point to make or are you a robot?

  3. James Godin

    Kevin Oge Thats a dumb comment. No offense but you don't like too bright. Maybe the kind of guy that exposes himself at the park.

  4. Anonymous

    OMG! THAT is a racist slur? We've all been saying that since we were kids and had no idea it had anything to do with gypsies as I'm sure Michelle didn't. Any excuse to take a pot shot, a cheap shot or a disgustingly racist shot at the Obamas as these comments show. It makes me puke and ashamed to live in the same country as the trolls making these comments.

  5. Frank Brady

    No, No, No people…. she dropped her banana and started talking to herself !

  6. James Godin

    Kevin Oge To the unintelligent it matters not. Obviously this little guy does not care abut his race, or about patriotism. You obviously have never joined the military or done anything courageous in your life, except wear a sweater vest & actually try to talk to a woman. (They hate sweater vests)

  7. Mary Blanscet

    I'm white, republican for the most part, got some gypsy in my lineage, and even though I'm not crazy for this first lady, I think we are grasping at straws here. Do we really want to be offended about everything?

  8. Anonymous

    SHE IS JUST AN IRRELEVANT WITCH THAT THINKS SHE IS SOMEBODY.SHE IS NOT NOW NOR EVER WILL BE 1ST LADY OF ANYTHING.

  9. James Godin

    Wow just get out of high school little guy? You may thing different rules apply because you are weak & pathetic, how REAL men won't let different rules apply. Not a very strong guy with any backbone are you?

  10. Anonymous

    Kevin Oge, that's right out of the conservative playbook: accuse the other side what you're guilty of. In this case, racism. I've been watching these tricks since the Reagan administration. He's your hero, right?

  11. Anonymous

    Kevin Oge, that's right out of the conservative playbook: accuse the other side what you're guilty of. In this case, racism. I've been watching these tricks since the Reagan administration. He's your hero, right?

  12. Anonymous

    I'll bet she hangs around with more Jews and white people than you hang around with black people!

  13. Anonymous

    I can't stand this shaved gorilla and her Muslim Pimp husband, BUT I don't think you could find 1 person in 1,000 that would even associate the word "gypped" to a specific race.

  14. Anonymous

    Kevin Oge and you are a racist too. A cleverer, conservative one but a racist nonetheless. Take a bow.

  15. Anonymous

    Thanks for expressing your disgustingly racist, vile views. Glad you found another racist who agrees with you.

  16. Anonymous

    No, he's smarter than us. Can't you tell? And whiter too.

  17. Michelle Ellis

    Michelle Obama using racial slurs after telling students to monitor families for racism is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black…

  18. Anonymous

    I can't stand your hate speech but you're right about the word gypped.

  19. Anonymous

    How about discussing the issue without all the hate speech, huh?

  20. Anonymous

    Come on people! I am no fan of the Obamas but a racial slur? holy shit, get a life!

  21. Anonymous

    If the racist shoe fits, let them Republicans, Conservatives and Whites wear it!

  22. Leon Moore

    This is no more racist than cracker. Some Gypsies will screw you and some white people's skin does crack when they get old. Oh ho ho ho ho ho.

  23. Julie Arth

    Remember that Michele Obama has referred to white people as "whitey" remember rev. wright. Michele Obama IS a racist. And IS bad for this country.

  24. Judith Wolfe

    Kevin Oge I hope you own this company, because if I owned it you would be fired! There are many conservatives buddy that won't be doing business with this company anymore.

  25. Eddie Munsey

    LEt get something straight,, Normal people don't care, or get offended .That's only liberal leftist shiteating fools.

  26. Anonymous

    nice try republicans , you morons have destroyed enough of this country.

  27. Anonymous

    Oh no! Not the dreaded "G" word. Remember it has a different meaning for …………

  28. Julie Arth

    I think Kevin Oge is a made-up person. The "guy" is probably black and jobless.

  29. James A. Sands

    I do not support nor like the Obama's, but this accusation is so over the top (meaning: dumb/stupid/ignorant), I have to defend the comment. I have heard and used the term in my life time (69) and never knew its origin and I'm sure Mrs. Obama did not know either. That being said, this "Political Correctness " crap is beginning to piss me off!

  30. Remy A Lebeau

    Has anyone thought that maybe she doesn't look into the meaning of every word and were it came from? I mean let's be real. We know she didn't use it to offend gypsies and since gypsies are not running rampant in the USA…few people really know that it is a slight a gypsies.

    Really, really, reaching.

  31. Robert Hightower

    You can mark this down that I defended Michelle only once, although I do believe this is a set-up. To be "Gypped" is not a racial or ethnic slur. What hutzpah.

  32. Garry Olmos

    She called you a honky faggot! I wouldn't take that shit if I were you! go ahead write something offensive about her, oh Oops, I see that you already did.

  33. Judith Wolfe

    Kevin Oge the only thing protecting you is the 1ST Amendment rights. Something you Democrats know nothing about when it comes to the Republicans. Whatever country you are from buddy, you better get down and kiss the ground your walking on after saying Whites are racist. When the Constitution of the United States is no longer viable, and believe me that thing we call president is trying his hardest to extinguish it, you and your Democrat friends will no longer have protection either!

  34. Jon Hudock

    The Obama's are very racist and hate white people. They used to belong to that Rev Wright's church who vehemently hated white people.

  35. Valerie Harris

    I guess if she says, "give me some tissue I have to use the rest room! it would be something wrong with that too! "PLEASE PEOPLE!!!"

  36. Garry Olmos

    I call it fake anger, grasping at anything that will stick. Conservative hypocrites is all they are. If they could only see their trashiness from this side of the screen, They would be offended

  37. Shirley Zarecki

    People need to find something more important to write about. I have used this word all my life and never connected it to gypsies.

  38. Shirley Zarecki

    People need to find something more important to write about. I have used this word all my life and never connected it to gypsies.

  39. Shirley Zarecki

    People need to find something more important to write about. I have used this word all my life and never connected it to gypsies.

  40. Shirley Zarecki

    People need to find something more important to write about. I have used this word all my life and never connected it to gypsies.

  41. Shirley Zarecki

    People need to find something more important to write about. I have used this word all my life and never connected it to gypsies.

  42. Charlett Wojciechowski

    Saying a person got "gypped" is not better or worse than saying a person got "Jewed down on the price" or "N7gger rigged it" when describing a quick technical fix. Nonetheless, the race industry is not going to condemn her comments. If a white Republican used the word "Gypped" it would be headline news on MSNBC and the New York Times and Sharpton and Jackson would be screaming about the insensitivity of Republican terrorists.

  43. Carol Athey

    I was born in 1947. Terms and language do change. When I was growing up a gay person was a "queer" meaning someone different, black people were negroes. Gay, meant someone light-hearted, or happy. There are many more slang words used today. I live in the South now, and they are still used everyday. People need to get over themselves about others being "politically correct" There is no such thing. Politics has nothing to do with language. If you are so sensitive about what you are, become someone different.

  44. Anonymous

    What the Obama woman said was definitely racist but I don't think she was aware of it……and therein lies the real problem.

  45. James A. Sands

    Garry Olmos As well as the liberals, particularly the press! I trust neither side for true representation for the interest of the common folk is "dead"!

  46. James A. Sands

    Garry Olmos As well as the liberals, particularly the press! I trust neither side for true representation for the interest of the common folk is "dead"!

  47. Paolo King-Andreini

    This reminds me of the time a politician was forced to apologize for using the word "reneged". Some people thought it was a racial slur and were offended by it. I doubt this story will gather much steam even if it is a truly offensive term. Different rules for different people and all.

  48. Frank Pellicci

    DemoRat-sewRats are all buffoons…what is offense is a islamo-kenyan-interloper–african_Liar destroying America and supporting illegals over Americans in dire straits…FDR would of hanged this buffoon in the formerly White White House!!!

  49. Anonymous

    Anything to hurt the First Family. Most Americans don't know who Gypsies are.

  50. Lizzy Wood

    You mean one of the most racist administration in history let it slip her true racism? Come on liberals why aren't you up in arms? Doesn't FIT your agenda? Do AS I SAY NOT AS I DO? Buy the book it's full of liberal idiots that say one thing and do another…..

  51. Anonymous

    Fire Her! Just like all the others the liberal media go after!

    Oh, that's right she doesn't have a real job she sponges off us!

  52. Judah Paul

    I didn't know the word Gypped was an actual word, I thought it was just slang. It means to cheat or swindle. nevertheless it's just the most desperate attempt to bring up attention to start an article and debate about Michelle or Barack as racists or anything negative for that matter. People know better than this even if they are on the other side, but it gives them the opportunity to open up the white devil's can of worms. I think by now they don't even have to be as desperate as they are with this article.

  53. Anonymous

    To be accused is one thing to say it in public where many recorded the slur is another and of course they follow their trademark blame game. This time the blame Oblunder for doing the same thing in 2009. Liberals are such hypocrites.

  54. Bob Bowden

    Borat: If this car drive into a group of gypsies, will there be any damage to the car?

    Car Dealership owner: It depends on how hard you hit them and all that.

    Borat: *Hard*

    Car Dealership owner: You might-if somebody rolls on the windshield, they could crack your windshield.

    Borat: How fast do I need to go to guarantee I kill them?

  55. Lewis Wereb

    Before this article was infested onto the public, there were not three people in this country who knew where the word "gypped" came from. There were probably three less than that who really gave a shit.But some liberal ass hole has to make a big freaking deal over ABSOLUTELY NOTHING just to make a "politically correct" bunch of shit appear important, which it is not. I do not have any love for Moochelle or that muslim husband of hers, don't ever mistake that…..whatever she says is less important to me than the average fart. But some asshole liberal has to comment on nothing, to make a "story"…..what horse shit!

  56. Joey Alvin

    Wow! Really? Kevin, I applaud you for demonstrating just how simple it is to push the buttons of those that consider themselves intelligent beings. They went after you like a mindless pack of vigilanties.

  57. Pamela Vaughan

    Is Gypsy a race or a culture? I never seen it on a Demographic form. White/Black/Hispanic etc. How is the word Gypped racist?

  58. Patricia Greenway Myers

    Saying "gypped " is just as bad as calling someone an "Indian giver.:" or saying someone acted "niggardly" etc. She should be called down on it. They are always saying people are "racist." Better watch what they say.

  59. David Smith

    That is dumb that when a black person calls another black person the N word, but it is racist if a white person uses it.

  60. Anonymous

    This is a baloney story! Most of the idiot commenters here did even connect "gypped" with gypsies until reading the story and have probably used the term themselves many times.

  61. Darryl Thon

    …just because you've been saying something for a long time….doesn't make it right….i.e—eeeny, meeeny, miney mo…….

  62. David Smith

    Kevin what if a person who is not white or black called a black person the N word? What would they be?

  63. Frank Brady

    Kevin Oge only one that I know of – guess who DINK !

  64. Pamela Vaughan

    Don't get made! The party of 1 term Obama presidency is the racist Bast@rd$ that is made a BLACK man is running the WHITE man's land. LOL You Tards have 2 more years of this Black Beautiful Woman to see. HA HA HA HAAA!

  65. Frank Brady

    I suggested the name "Nigskins", but they didn't seem to care for that.

  66. Elijah Komen

    just giving crackers a dose of their own medicine…..

  67. Elijah Komen

    just giving crackers a dose of their own medicine…..