In defense of one who cannot defend herself…

October 28, 2010

Portrait of Marie-Antoinette of Austria by Jean-Baptiste Gautier Dagoty

Michelle Obama is Marie-Antoinette?

by Elena Maria Vidal

When I first saw the frail comparison of Mrs. Obama to Queen Marie-Antoinette, I thought  it too silly to take seriously. However, the silliness seems to have taken over the internet, even sites that I used to respect. Anyone who has ever studied Marie-Antoinette or read even one of the reputable biographies about her will see that there are no similarities between the two women at all, other than being wives of heads of state. Since the comparison is meant to insult the Queen as well as the First Lady, it might be helpful to look at some basic facts.

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