Michelle Obama is currently enjoying her spring break getaway in Japan, and she just had a meeting with the country’s emperor and empress that can only be described as awkward.
Video shows Michelle stumble as she walked up to meet Emperor Akihito and his wife. She then squatted slightly while she tried to shake his hand, clearly insecure that she dwarfed him in size.
The first lady’s fumble came hours after she caused outrage when she hugged the Japanese empress, who was only trying to shake her hand. Physical contact is extremely frowned upon in Japan, meaning that the empress likely felt physically violated when Michelle grabbed her.
Michelle’s mistakes exemplifies her lack of respect for other people. If she’d bothered to learn anything about Japanese culture, she would have known that her behavior reflects America extremely poorly. Instead, she humiliated all of us. Way to go, Michelle!