As for the first daughters, Malia and Sasha, he’d rather they didn’t watch “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” either.
“Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians – when they watch that stuff – he doesn’t like that as much,” first lady Michelle Obama said in a recent interview with iVillage.
But it’s not totally up to him.
“I sort of feel like if we’re talking about it, and I’m more concerned with how they take it in. What did you learn when you watched that? And if they’re learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I’m like, ‘OK,’” said the first lady, who monitors her daughters’ screen time.
The girls, ages 13 and 10, are not allowed to watch television or use the computer during the week except for schoolwork. They can watch a limited amount of television on weekends.
But perhaps the president is softening his stance some on the Kardashians. When the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team attended a ceremony at the White House last year, Obama shook Khloe Kardashian’s hand – her husband is Laker Lamar Odom – and said, “Great show,” according to TMZ.
The Kardashians, frequent Twitter users, were surprisingly mum about the Obamas’ comments on their show, nor did their rep or the show’s rep respond immediately to a request for comment.