What If Sasha and Malia Were Goth?
Posted by demkid on September 28, 2009
That’s a silly question of course, since everyone knows only rich, spoiled white kids end up following that subculture. For instance, take Laura and Alba Zapatero, daughters of the Spanish prime minister. Apparently, they had never had pictures published of them previously, either in print or online, due to a Spanish law prohibiting the media from doing so. Of course, this all changed once the Zapatero Family recently posed at the White House with the President and First Lady, and the picture was posted on the State Department’s Flickr page:
The Spanish government got the State Department to remove the photo and made sure that the state-owned news agency wouldn’t distribute it. Of course, this all probably wouldn’t be such a big deal if it wasn’t for the Spanish media ban. Here in the United States, the press has generally respected the wishes of the various First Ladies when it’s come to their children. I think the current White House occupants generally are taking the right approach:
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs recently said that the administration would permit press access to the Obama children when they are part of “official events with the president and first lady,” but added that “there should be a wide berth of privacy extended to the family” when they’re alone or doing something as a family. He added that the White House’s Flickr photos of the children exist to control the paparazzi market for pictures of the Obama children, the youngest to occupy the White House since John and Caroline Kennedy, who were also fiercely guarded.
Then again, Sasha and Malia haven’t quite reached the age of wild teenage expression. Assuming President Obama is re-elected, we’ll get to see the majority of the girls’ teenage years. I seriously doubt that there will be any major news stories resulting from their choice of fashion, but I could be wrong. Goth just might be their thing!
For a quick synopsis of the goth subculture, Wikipedia is always a solid choice.