Michelle Obama shocks NYC crowd using the S*** word to describe women in the workplace

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama discusses her forthcoming memoir titled, ‘Becoming’, during the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference on June 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)


 

Former first lady Michelle Obama is out of the Oval Office, on her Becoming book tour, and letting her hair down. On Saturday at the Barclay’s Center, she shocked the crowd by speaking her truth about women and equality in the workplace, Newsweek reports.

“And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that s*** doesn’t work all the time,’” Obama said speaking about how to fuse equality and respect work in the workplace. The crowd of course went wild with Obama realness and the tongue slip. She apologized and said, “I forgot where I was for a moment.”

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But she gets a pass, no matter.

The Twitterverse went spiraling after Obama spewed the “s” word.

“Despite waiting in the rain for an hour to get into the Barclays Center, I was just in the same room as @MichelleObama and she accidentally said “shit” and it was amazing and my life has been forever changed,” one user wrote.

Obama was talking about the term “Lean In” that was introduced by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg who published a book by same name.

Becoming, is about Obama’s life from her childhood, growing up on the Southside of Chicago, through her historic White House years.

Even though she spent two terms in the White House, Mrs. Obama says that she doesn’t have a desire to run for the office.

“I don’t wanna be president,” she said, as reported by the New York Post. “My path has never been politics. I just happened to marry somebody whose passion was politics. Just because he likes it doesn’t mean that I like it!”

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Obama sold more than 725,000 copies of her memoir, Becoming, on its first day on the market, one of the largest single-day sales of the year in book publishing, according to The Hill.

Per CNN as of Friday Becoming had sold over 2 million copies in all formats and editions during its first 15 days, in the U.S. and Canada. These include audio book and Spanish-language version to hardback, according to Penguin Random House.

Obama plans to come back on to the Barclays Center on December 13, according to her website. She has canceled two book tour events in Europe in order to attend the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.

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