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BI-WEEKLY COLUMNISTS
Oh boy. EEWMagazine.com readers lit up
our editors' email inboxes over the
week-end after learning that  First Lady
Michelle Obama has teamed up with
singer, Beyoncé  Knowles-Carter  to
further promote her national Let's Move
initiative to raise awareness of the
epidemic of childhood obesity in this
country.

Beyoncé  has re-recorded one of her songs
as part of the
"Let's Move! Flash Workout"
campaign. The Pop/R&B singer has
re-worked her "Get Me Bodied" track
which was featured on her 2006
sophomore album B-Day. The track is now
 called
"Move Your Body" and will be the
soundtrack for the instructional exercise
video.

While many EEW readers are quick to  
acknowledge the great work the first lady
is doing , feelings of conflict surface when it
Some Christian Moms Upset about Michelle Obama's
'Booty-Shaking' Beyoncé Collaboration
comes to exposing their daughters to the music of Beyoncé.  "There is nothing wholesome about
the booty-shaking and sexed up outfits Beyoncé  wears," wrote Nia Johnson from Atlanta in an
email to EEW Magazine. "And if my daughter falls in love with Beyoncé through this workout
program, she will want to hear more music from her and watch videos, and I'm not having that."
Johnson also made the point that although Beyoncé has been marketed as a role model for young
children in some mainstream magazines, her brand of performing is unsuitable for innocent eyes.

Controversy over Lady Obama's fascination with the pop diva boiled over with EEW Magazine
readers in the past. Back in 2009 the first lady took some heat after taking daughters Sasha and
Malia (10 and 8 respectively at that time), friends from Chicago, and some staffers to a Beyoncé  
concert.

According to  Beyoncé,  “[Michelle Obama] told me she was very happy that her girls have
someone like me to look up to,” this in an interview with Vogue Magazine. “And I’m like, ‘Oh, my
God.’ You have to feel fortunate to be one of the people whom parents don’t mind their children
looking up to. The older I get, the more I think about the amount of influence I have on these
young girls, and it’s scary sometimes. But I also understand how lucky I am to have that.”

Apparently some EEW Magazine readers think it's scary too when it comes to mass marketing of
the singer to kids across America. Only not in a good way.

Another reader named Rebecca from Pittsburgh said, "It's one thing for Beyoncé to sing at the
inauguration. It's another thing to put her in front of our kids like a role model, because that she is
not. I would expect the first lady to be more responsible with her platform and make better
choices. Get someone who is not selling sex to get famous. I don't care how much money Beyoncé
is making and how popular she is, that's not the image I want in front of my daughters!"

EEW Magazine has posted videos of the flash workout below.
By EEW Magazine News & Entertainment Editors
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