It can’t be easy being the American President’s daughter - constantly in the eye of the media, with every single day, every move you make being watched.
Malia Obama was just trying to have fun and a normal night out at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Illinois.
In a video posted by Radar Online, Malia was 'caught' smoking what looked like a joint at the gig.
Aside from the fact that cannabis was recently decriminalised in Illinois, the girl is eighteen years old and an adult, plus her father, Barrack Obama, previously admitted to smoking pot in his youth. All these factors point to the fact that this really should not be a big deal, and yet Malia is being demonised by the media.
A lot of people have recognised the absurdity of it all and took to Twitter to cry out ‘Let Malia live.’
Malia Obama is just a teenager let her live!! stop putting so much pressure on her just because she's the president's daughter !
— emily (@haIseyhoran) August 11, 2016
it just annoys me that people record Malia Obama while she's out. like you're so annoying. Let that girl live.
— Jaleesa Lashay (JA) (@JaleesaLashay) August 10, 2016
Let Malia Obama live.
That's why I couldn't be a girl.
They get criticized for every move they make.
— Latrell Phillips (@TrizzeTrell) August 2, 2016
— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) August 10, 2016
Celebs and industry professionals are having their say too:
Malia Obama is smoking weed and going to Harvard. Most of ya'll are smoking weed and talking about Malia smoking weed. Leave her alone.
— CHRlS ROCK (@chrisrockyoz) August 10, 2016
Try to find a picture of me at Malia Obama's age NOT high.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) August 10, 2016
Malia Obama was caught smoking pot. Man, just when you thought that family couldn't get any cooler!
— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) August 10, 2016