Why Critics Are Going After Malia Obama For Her Skilled Identify

The remark part of Malia Obama’s Sundance highlight video was filled with YouTube customers excited to see the eldest Obama daughter forge her skilled path. Nevertheless, others weren’t practically as impressed. “Not her making an attempt to skip the nepo child discourse through the use of her center identify like everyone knows your Obama’s daughter,” one person commented. “Good for her, however making an attempt to keep away from the nepotism cost is not gonna work lol,” wrote one other.

Many commenters advised Obama’s dad and mom have been the rationale “The Coronary heart” was accepted into the extremely aggressive Sundance Movie Competition, given Malia’s comparatively brief filmmaking profession. She landed her first present biz gig as a manufacturing assistant for “Extant” in 2014. Obama labored as a writers’ assist for “Women” the next yr, labored briefly with The Weinstein Firm in 2017, and later served as a author on Donald Glover’s sequence “Hive.” Whereas screening a movie at Sundance so early in a single’s profession is extraordinary, it is not extraordinary. 

Furthermore, Malia is not the one former first daughter to distance herself from her presidential father. Ivanka Trump’s low-key Maui journey in September 2023 noticed Donald Trump’s eldest daughter utilizing an analogous tactic. Whereas distributing meals to households affected by the Hawaii wildfires, Ivanka selected to go by “Iva,” a definite change from her extremely acknowledged full identify. No matter their reasonings, it is clear that Malia and Ivanka might want to do greater than a reputation change to separate themselves from their household’s legacies.