Just when I was wondering where is Michelle Obama when Barack needs her the most, a controversial bust designed in the likeness of Michelle Obama was unveiled yesterday in NYC.

On his website, the artist, Daniel Edwards, described his artwork as

an accessorized mannequin bust of Obama that foregoes the conventional pearl necklace, and provides for her a "signature look" to take to Washington. "The goal is to create a look for Michelle Obama that eliminates excessive comparisons to Jackie Kennedy."

Am I the only one who missed the "excessive comparisons" to Jackie Kennedy? The Afro pick sitting fashionably askew in the Nefertiti style body wave perm adds a nice touch. And I can overlook the tattoos, but where are her nipples?

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  • prynsexxx

    That looks nothing like Michelle! Nothing remotely close. I have heard the comparisons of Michelle and Jackie Kennedy, but they were not in bad taste.

  • starr

    The comparision to Jackie O' are mainly on their sytle....and they weren't in bad taste. and Michelle is sytlish, and from what i see of jackie O' she was very stylish.

  • mizzdallas

    GM! SR family!! pryn & starr

    **“excessive comparisons” to Jackie Kennedy**

    The only comparisions Michelle Obama has to Jackie Kennedy is that they are some classy woman. And I leave it at that.

  • Kymystry

    Morn All ...

    I don't see and comparison ...

    Next ...

  • Kymystry

    opps .. sorry .. didn't have my full cup o tea

    I meant to say .. i don't see the resemblence of Mrs. Obama

    NEXT ~!

  • mizzdallas

    morning kym!

  • Tasha

    I see a comparison only slightly in the eyes on the second photo. Its a nice gesture though and Sandra you're right, that afro pick is a nice touch. Classy!

  • DivaMama

    Good Morning Fam!

    I don't see any resemblance.

  • iyonah

    Gm to you all again!

    This could have been done in a more tasteful manner. I don't think they would have a sculpture of Hillary or Sarah like this.

    No comparison w/ Jackie other than the fact that they both oooooozzzzeee STYLE & CLASS when it comes to attire!

  • Kymystry

    Morn ...Iyonah ... MizzD ... Diva ...shay ... prynsexxx !!!

    ________ <<---- Your screen name here :-)

  • Made4Success

    HATE IT!

  • intensemocha

    Not flattering at all....

  • karaz

    Let me guess this artist is a white man right? I bet he's a McCain supporter.

  • ELove

    Morning PEEPS!! ANOTHER example of...
    "When the 1st Amendment Rights GOES Too Far"

    I'm sorry but if YT slighted My WIFE like that and tried to hide behind HIS 1st Amendment blah blah BS...
    Let's just SAY YT would succumb to a Very unfortunate-n-FATAL accident ;-)

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    McCain's wife is closer to Jackie O than Michelle. I don't recall ever even hearing anyone compare the two. Michelle is no fashion trend setter. Furthermore that bust looks nothing like Michelle.

  • LADYTEA

    it looks nothing like her..

  • kay

    IDK this seem some what offensive!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hune916 HunE916

    It does look like her to me.

    I think it's beautiful! It represents the new "Black America". It symbolizes that we can still be patriots and love our country, without compromising out roots and rich culture.

    And, I think they have her t!tt!es to focus on how the bosom of the Black woman can feed and nurture a child, yet bring the White man to his knees!
    Yes...I'm deep like that! ;)

  • katgirl33

    That do not look like Michelle....LMAO!

    And I have never seen nipples on a statue......

  • MZN

    I think the sculpture is nice...