Michelle Obama portrayed as overweight in cartoon attacking her obesity campaign

February 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama London, Feb 16 (ANI): US First Lady Michelle Obama has been portrayed as an overweight, hamburger-munching glutton in a very personal cartoon attack.

The offensive caricature, which was posted on Biggovernment.com, is a dig at her obesity campaign, which celebrated its one-year anniversary last week, reports the Daily Mail.

It comes as Barack Obama’s wife pushes her campaign to improve workplace rules for breastfeeding to reduce the number of overweight children.

Conservatives have criticised the campaign, calling her a hypocrite and suggesting it is not her place to tell Americans what they can and cannot eat.

In the cartoon, she is seen telling her husband: “I’ve stepped up my efforts to control America’s eating habits by telling restaurants to lower portion sizes and fat content.”

Obama, who is shown looking slender and eating some morsels of salad, dismisses her remark, saying: “Michelle, I want to get re-elected. What you’re doing is only going to annoy a lot of people.”

“Shut up and pass the bacon!” she replies.

The First Lady began her Let’s Move! initiative - which is dedicated to improving the disastrous U.S. childhood obesity rates within a generation - last year. (ANI)

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