Even the president acknowledged the hairdo
There were many highlights from yesterday’s inauguration: The event hosted its first Latino and openly gay poet, Richard Blanco; the nation’s first black president was sworn in again; and Beyoncé sang the national anthem. But none of those events compared to the real headline news of the day: Michelle Obama’s bangs.
The president joked about the first lady’s chic haircut, saying, “And to address the most significant event of this weekend, I love her bangs,” and the media went wild:
WHY ISN’T THERE A NETWORK DEVOTED *ONLY* TO MICHELLE OBAMA’S BANGS. THAT’S ALL ANYONE CARES ABOUT.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) January 21, 2013
WATCH: Jon Stewart's inauguration coverage hijacked by Michelle Obama's bangs huff.to/10obWJ7— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) January 22, 2013
Calling it early: Michelle Obama's Bangs for Person of the Year 2013— Megan Gibson (@MeganJGibson) January 22, 2013
In Taxonomy of Bangs, Michelle Obama’s New Haircut Is Taylor Swiftae Michelle Obamaia vnty.fr/VaejTc— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 17, 2013
In case you are worried that her hair got too much attention, don’t worry — her eyes made headlines too.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. More Prachi Gupta.
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