Sasha Obama became a viral sensation after photos of her in her sweet 16 dress hit the internet, with some social media users saying her dress was too “mature.”
The former first daughter was just 7 years old when her father, former President Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States, the Daily Mail reported. But now it appears she’s growing up.
Sasha wore a red slip dress along with a thin gold necklace for her party in May.
Pictures began circulating online, and social media users complimented her on her looks while at the same time expressing their shock at learning that Sasha’s actual first name is Natasha.
Sasha finished her school year at Sidwell Friends in Maryland last week. She celebrated her 16th birthday on June 10. She was greeted with birthday wishes from fans all throughout the country.
Sasha was photographed next to her parents, her grandmother, and some friends, including Skylar, the daughter of “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Charrisse Jackson, YBF reported.
“Sasha Obama’s sweet 16 look is too much greatness. We can’t complain about ‘these kids’ anymore,” wrote one Twitter user.
“i know that we’ve known this for a while, but i just want to say that sasha obama is IT,” wrote another.
“Today is the one year anniversary of me finding out Sasha Obama’s actual first name is Natasha,” tweeted another user.
“Everything I know is a lie,” wrote another user. “I am shooketh,” added another.
But while most social users complimented Sasha on her looks, others found the dress inappropriate and too mature.
“Sasha looks so pretty. I agree the dress is too sexy (cut and color) for a 16yr old girl,” wrote one commenter. “She is still innocent. She seems like a lovely girl. I hope she grows up to be a Conservative. We all know which direction those lefty girls go. To the dump.”
“Her dress is too mature. When I was in high school, I wanted to wear a slinky dress to a dance,” agreed another.
“My mother chose a different one for me and told me to enjoy being 16. It only comes around once. Mama knows best. At least, mine did.”
“Kind of inappropriate,” added another.
Other commenters jumped to Sasha’s defense.
“The people commenting that her dress is inappropriate are confusing to me,” the commenter wrote. “At 17 I went to prom in a red satin halter dress that clung to my body and showed my boobs. It’s not really that rare these days af all. SHE looks beautiful!!”