Michelle Obama Wasn’t Giving Side Eye: She Was Mourning Her Family Home

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In our search for comic relief, it was hard to miss the body language and facial expressions of now-former First Lady Michelle Obama. Very quickly, comparisons were made to Jim from The Office’s signature camera look, and the noticeable shade she appeared to be throwing was captured and shared in photo after photo. Every post was labelled hilarious, and many touted it as the highlight, or even saving grace, of the inauguration.

Then I came across a montage of videos zoomed into Michelle’s face, collected from different times throughout the day. Many found humour in them, but I saw something different.