It tops the list of things you should never say to any woman – let alone the First Lady of America.
So a U.S. congressman has understandably landed himself in trouble after making some rather ungentlemanly remarks about the size of Michelle Obama’s bottom.
Jim Sensenbrenner went so far as to suggest President Barack Obama’s wife was setting a bad example to children because her rear was too big.
Too big? A congressman has criticised Michelle Obama’s ‘large posterior’
The portly Republican, himself a well-known fan of unhealthy snack foods, suggested Mrs Obama was being hypocritical with her ‘Let’s move’ campaign to tackle childhood obesity.
He was overheard making the comments in a mobile phone conversation while waiting at Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport.
Speaking very loudly, the 68-year-old said he had been attending a church auction three weeks ago when a woman came up to him and praised Mrs Obama.
He apparently went on that after listening to the woman he told her: ‘She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself.’
Mrs Obama has long been an advocate of healthy living and is admired for her toned biceps, which she maintains with lengthy daily workouts.
Friends have said the 47-year-old undertakes a gruelling mixture of cross-training, strength and cardio exercises usually involving weights, the treadmill or a bike.
After his comments were reported, a spokesman for Mr Sensenbrenner said the congressman would be contacting Mrs Obama to apologise.
She said: ‘Mr Sensenbrenner was referring to the First Lady’s healthy food initiative.
‘He doesn’t think the government should be telling Americans what to eat.
While he may not agree with all of her initiatives, he plans to contact the First Lady’s office to apologise for his comments.’
Mrs Obama has not commented on the remarks. Daily Mail