Rush Limbaugh has mocked Michelle Obama over her weight.
RUSH LIMBAUGH, the American radio personality and broadcaster, has attacked MICHELLE OBAMA over her nutritional campaigns and said that the First Lady does not project the image of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, reports the Washington Post.Limbaugh accused Obama of hypocrisy during his show on Monday (21st February 2011) saying that the First Lady "took the kids out to Vail on a ski vacation, and they were spotted eating, and they were feasting on ribs - ribs that were 1,575 calories per serving with 141 grams of fat". Obama has long been an advocate of healthy eating, but Limbaugh continued his tirade saying, "The problem is - and dare I say this? - it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice. I'm trying to say that our first lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue". The First Lady recently set up her 'Let's Move' campaign, in an attempt to battle the 21st century trend of childhood obesity.
Limbaugh was heavily criticised for the remarks, but on Tuesday's broadcast he continued with the jibes, saying, "Some people are suggesting that my comments are below the belt. Well, take a look at some pictures. Given where she wears her belts - she wears 'em high up there around the bust line - isn't just about everything about her below the belt, when you look at the fashion sense she has?".