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While President Obama already hinted at his delight in all the talk inspired by her bangs, Michelle Obama conceded to being surprised, telling the AP, "I was [surpised], I have to say. I'm like, 'it's a haircut.'"
The reaction to her Oscars appearance, for which she received some criticism for "upstaging" the stars (quelle horreur!), didn't faze her, however. She joked:
"Shoot, my bangs set off a national conversation. My shoes can set off a national conversation. That's just sort of where we are. We've got a lot of talking going on. It's like everybody's kitchen-table conversation is now accessible to everybody else so there's a national conversation about anything."That's true. Did you even see her mom dance??
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· Michelle Obama Demonstrates the Evolution of the Mom Dance [Racked]
· Breaking: Michelle Obama Has Bangs. And They Are Banging. [Racked]