*A video clip appearing to show Malia Obama blowing smoke rings went viral Friday and social media was mostly impressed with her skills.
A person resembling Obama, a 19-year-old in her freshman year at Harvard University, was filmed doing the smoke trick. The right-wing site the Daily Caller reported that the recording—captioned “‘f—— get your camera right now'”—was posted and deleted by Barstool Sports, but a version of it was still making the rounds on YouTube and Twitter Friday morning.
But despite being shared by right wing media who regularly attack Malia’s dad, much of the reception to the video was positive, notes Newsweek.
Writer Ashley C. Ford joked that she was adding “another thing to the list of ways Malia Obama is more talented than me,” while blogger Charles Clymer tweeted that “the only thing I find offensive about about Malia Obama blowing smoke rings is that it confirms she’s so much cooler than I was at 19.” “Let Malia live,” activist DeRay Mckesson said.