Criticism over Obama family interview due to jealousy: Maria Menounos

April 28th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Menounos, the first and the last journalist to interview the entire Obama family, disclosed the information to FOX411’s Pop Tarts column during the promotion of her new book ‘The Every Girl’s Guide to Life’.

“I think they (the critics) were all slightly jealous, first of all. I’ve never said that before but it’s true! There were a lot of people who were upset that someone like me, an entertainment reporter, got the biggest interview,” she said.

“I think what they (the Obama family) did with that interview was exactly what needed to be accomplished. Sometimes you have to show people who you are, and I think we showed who they are as a family in a very fair way,” she added.

Back then, President Barack Obama had come under heavy criticism for allowing his then 10 and seven year-old daughters, Malia and Sasha, to be interviewed for the “Access Hollywood” segment. He later even admitted that it was a “mistake”.

Menounos said the backlash was most likely born out of good old-fashioned professional envy. (ANI)

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