Photos: A few in the Twitter kingdom slam Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald’s portraits of the Obamas

February 13, 2018 11:31 am

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle were in attendance on Monday as their portraits were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

President Obama's portrait, by Kehinde Wiley, was also unveiled on Monday 

While President Obama’s striking portrait by Kehinde Wiley garnered audible gasps of awe from the audience, Michelle’s portrait was not as warmly welcomed. Many online said that Amy Sherald’s portrait didn’t even look like Michelle.
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Many on social media said that Mrs Obama's portrait didn't look like the former first lady 

Even John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen yelped:

 John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen was among the many to tweet about Mrs Obama's portrait
Some pointed out that President Obama's portrait looked like Beyonce's birth announcement. But others said it was clear that Beyonce was actually influenced by Wiley, the artist who made Obama's portrait 
One Tweet pointed to the alleged time former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hid in the bushes to stay away from the media
Some said Mrs Obama's portrait looked like a child's art project 

Many were unimpressed when Michelle Obama's portrait was unveiled on Monday 
Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, right, was commissioned to do the portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
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