Issa Rae ‘The Michelle Obama Diaries’: Is The Comedian’s New FLOTUS Parody Funny Or Disrespectful?
YouTube comedy darling, Issa Rae, has had a whirlwind year. From a super successful round of fundraising to launch the second season of the uber-popular YouTube series, “Awkward Black Girl,” to joining forces with Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, anyone) for a new comedy series, you can’t deny that Issa Rae’s talent has gotten some robust shine time in 2012.
Recently, Issa released the first installment of a new YouTube series called “The Michelle Obama Diaries,” where she partnered with Lena Waithe and Benjamin Cory Jones to give us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into FLOTUS’ life. While we love FLOTUS and we love Issa Rae, we’re not 100% sure if we love this new series. So we turn to you for your take.
What do you think? Is this parody of our first lady funny or just plain disrespectful? Can we safely joke about our first black first lady without striking a nerve? Are we ready for a FLOTUS parody?
Tell us in the comments what you think of “The Michelle Obama Diaries.”