An official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Monday morning.
The painting was done by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style.
“Let’s just start by saying, ‘Wow,’ again. Let me just take a minute. It’s amazing. Wow,” Obama said after the portrait was unveiled. The moment was met with a gasp and applause.
All presidents and first ladies have their portraits done and hung in the Portrait Gallery.
Twitter users mocked the bizarre portraits.
LOVE the new portrait of Michelle Obama pic.twitter.com/c4OXHhFOw6
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 12, 2018
Who did the artist actually paint. It damn sure wasn’t Michelle, I mean Michael.
— Robert Norris (@rnorris4) February 12, 2018
The portrait is a joke, just like her! LOL!
— Uncle Sam (@usa1patriotman) February 12, 2018
Michelle’s own expression on seeing the painting is priceless:
Wow quite a presidential portrait Obama pic.twitter.com/GlvljHSBVR
— Chicago Reader (@Chicago_Reader) February 12, 2018
Meanwhile, at the National Portrait Gallery pic.twitter.com/tYSeqPfRDI
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 12, 2018
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 12, 2018
Am I the only one who thinks Michelle Obama’s portrait look absolutely nothing like her? It looks more like a cross between Beyoncé & JoLo than Mooch. pic.twitter.com/aFHsxnqv0b
— CC (@ChristiChat) February 12, 2018
H/T The Daily Caller