The daughter of US president Barack Obama found her name trending around much of the world yesterday‚ after a video surfaced showing the 18-year-old smoking what reports claim is a joint.
The video appeared on US tabloid website Radar Online on Wednesday showing Malia smoking something resembling a joint while at the Lollapalooza Music Festival last month.
The publication says the video was given to it by 18-year-old Jerrdin Selwyn‚ who said Malia had taken a pull of the joint and held it for about a minute. But fans are not impressed by Selwyn’s move, referring to her as a rat‚ snitch and a snake.
Obama has spoken before of smoking weed when he was around Malia’s age, but said it was a vice and a waste of time.
“I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea‚ a waste of time‚ not very healthy,” he once told The New Yorker.
“As has been well documented‚ I smoked pot as a kid‚ and I view it as a bad habit and a vice‚ not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life.”