Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama Slammed for 'Moderated Conversation' Tour Tickets Costing up to $4,200
Michelle Obama recently sparked social media outrage after she announced the ticket prices for her upcoming speaking events.When news broke that former FLOTUS Michelle Obama would be charging up to $4,200 for her speaking event, the internet went wild. According to Express, the speaking tour, which is called “Moderated Conversation” has ticket prices of over $1000. The report also states that the cheapest seat at the event is selling for $144.
Another fan added:
“How snooty can #MichelleObama be, assuming anyone would pay thousands to hear her speak? Old boy isn't getting much from book sales!”
“Charge exorbitant prices to hear 'Her Highness' speak. No thanks, #MichelleObama.”
Charge exorbitant prices to hear 'Her Highness' speak.— AppleKuchenSupportsCHAZ (@KuchenApple) September 16, 2019
No thanks, #MichelleObama
A third aggrieved fan tweeted:
“#MichelleObama is charging up to $4,200 for tickets for her new tour. & that’s not even including the concert-T.”
#MichelleObama charging up to $4,200 for tickets for her new tour. & that’s not even including the concert-T.— Alan Boccadoro (@bocc1_) September 15, 2019
A fourth fan had more than a little to say about the outrageous price tag, Michelle and her husband:
“The fact that she thinks charging up to $4200 for people to hear her speak tells the country her & husband were NEVER about serving the people but rather advancing themselves & hanging out with the elites because that ticket price is unattainable for 80% of the US #MichelleObama.”
The most admired woman in the world is expected to make five other stops in Canada and one in Texas starting from September 23. The 55-year-old went on a similar tour to promote her best-selling memoir “Becoming” in 2018. By March 26, 2019, the book had sold 10 million copies.
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Sunday night in Nashville, I walked off stage for the final time on my #IAmBecoming tour. After 34 stops, from Chicago to Copenhagen and Vancouver to Atlanta, I couldn’t be more humbled—or more hopeful. I started this journey knowing that in order for you all to know who I was, you had to know my whole story—the broken parts, the struggles, and the imperfections. It wasn’t always easy to share those moments, but I know that it’s only because of them that I was able to become something more. So thank you all—all the young people I met along the way, all the folks sitting in the balconies, all the book clubs who generated real discussions—for recognizing that truth in your own lives, and for sharing it not just with me but with the world. If each of us can do more of that, if we can be a little more vulnerable, a little more honest with ourselves and with each other, then maybe we can pay that lesson forward to someone else. Maybe we’ll be able to offer each other a little more grace. And maybe then, we can more fully embrace the ways we are the same. To me, that’s how we can all keep becoming, together.
The report of her memoir selling 10 million copies occurred after it was revealed that Michelle’s visit to California was to kickstart her political career. But that claim was false as reported by PageSix. PageSix states that it was a ploy for her to “make some money.”
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The mother-of-two also spoke out concerning the rumors about her running for a political office:
“There are some bright young people out there doing some amazing things. This is why I’m not going to run for president because I think it’s a better investment to invest in creating thousands of me’s.”