Was Malia Obama Fired for Smoking Weed? – No
Malia Obama (daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama) was rumored to have been caught smoking marijuana on the roof of the United States Embassy in Spain when she was working there as intern in 2016.
Since Malia Obama has been in the spotlight for years, it is common to see false stories (aka “fake news”) about her in the media. This is due to her being an easy target because her father was recently the President of the United States.
Was Malia Obama fired from her internship? No. In fact, she completed her full internship in 2016 and went on to pursue other career opportunities in New York City.
Malia Obama Smoking Pot Hasn’t Hurt Her Image
This was not the first time that Malia Obama was in the media for a story related to marijuana. In 2016, a video appeared of Malia smoking weed at the annual Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Even though that story was confirmed to be true (her parents said that they were disappointed in her at the time), the public seems to have forgotten that true story but has latched onto this newer false story.
Malia Obama smoking marijuana hasn’t negatively impacted her image or her career. In 2017, Malia took on another internship in New York, at the film studio The Weinstein Company (which is currently in the news due to controversies related to its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, who the company recently fired).
Another reason why Malia decided to stay in New York was that she wanted to spend time with her family before heading to Harvard University, which would consume a lot of her time. She joined her family in the summer by vacationing in Italy, British Virgin Islands, Indonesia, and French Polynesia.
Malia had previous experience in the entertainment industry by working on the set of HBO’s “Girls” in 2015 and “Extant” (the Halle Berry TV drama) in 2014. Working at The Weinstein Company gave Malia even more experience in the entertainment industry in order to build out her resume.
Could the Story of Malia Obama Smoking Marijuana Never Be Heard of Again? – Yes
In May 2016, it was announced that Malia Obama accepted her offer of acceptance from Harvard University, but decided to take a year off from studies. Therefore, rather than starting school in the fall of 2016, her start date was pushed forward to the fall of 2017. Malia will be following in both of her parents’ educational footsteps by completing a degree at Harvard.
Here are some reasons why Malia Obama being caught smoking weed could be old news.
Since Malia will have a lot less free time on her hands due to completing assignments, writing tests, and attending class, there will be more structure in her life and she will likely be less in the limelight.
Also, history sides with the argument that smoking pot is a non-issue. For instance, the two daughters of the 43rd president, George W. Bush, were often seen partying in bars and clubs when their father was in office. Today, Bush’s daughters are mothers, and everything that they did in the past is old history and not talked about.
This same scenario will likely pan out for Malia.
Conclusion: Was Obama’s Eldest Daughter Terminated for Smoking Pot on the Job? – No
When the rumors began of Malia being fired by the embassy in Spain, there was a lot of misinformation being released.
This was not the first time that Obama’s eldest daughter was in the news for the wrong thing. There was also a rumor swirling around that Malia was expelled from Harvard before she even started. Earlier, there was fake news that Malia was pregnant at the age of 16.
Since Malia Obama was in the public eye for a greater part of her life; the latest rumors are just a normal part of her existence. As she grows older, she will continue to be followed by the media, and I am sure that more false rumors will be released in the coming years.