Michelle Obama's dance moves go viral on YouTube

25 February 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

A video clip of First Lady Michelle Obama grooving with a dressed-in-drag Jimmy Fallon on his late-night comedy talk show has gone viral on YouTube.In the video, the pair, each clad in conservative slacks and cardigans, and Fallon with a long brown-haired wig, perform a routine dubbed “Evolution of Mom Dancing,‘ to promote Obama’s “Let’s Move!‘ youth fitness and nutrition campaign.The dance moves ‘” with names like “The ‘˜Go Shopping, Get Groceries,’‘ and “The ‘˜Out of Sync Electric Slide’‘ according to titles splashed on the bottom of the screen ‘” progress from a simple side-to-side step and end with Fallon stalking off set as Obama rocks a smooth “Dougie.‘The clip, which has already been viewed more than 850,000 times since being posted Friday and “liked‘ more than 11,000 times, has prompted effusive comments about the first lady and her first family, according to an AFP report.“For the first time‘¦ we have a first lady with soul,‘ wrote zestydude87.And Rina Lubit wrote, “it may be just me but i really love the presidential family. they just really seem like sincerely good and chill people.‘In an interview later on the show, Obama rates her husband’s dance skills a “B,‘ saying “he’s got, like, three good moves.‘Obama also touts her “Let’s Move!‘ campaign, saying it has seen progress since she launched it three years ago, but there is still work to do.“Over the past three years, we’ve seen a culture shift. Now people understand that this is an issue,‘ she said.“We’ve got better lunches in the schools, we’ve got companies putting grocery stores in under-served communities. We’ve got our athletes, our Olympians, working to get our kids more active. It’s really heartening to see.‘Obesity is a major health problem in the United States, where one in three adults and almost one in five children is overweight.

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