It’s time to look into whether we can hire Luther as our national anger translator because, at 16, Malia Obama has just entered the phase of a young female celebrity’s life where adults start making gross comments about her body. Just days after GOP congressional staffer Elizabeth Lauten essentially called the Obama girls slutty for wearing normal teenager clothes to a turkey pardon, Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett, who is 33, shared a photo of Malia on Instagram with the caption “When her prom?”
The photo was posted on Monday, the same day Lauten stepped down, but it didn’t get much media attention. According to several right-wing sites, that’s because Dockett isn’t a “white conservative.” It’s also possible the incident was overlooked because Dockett shared his thoughts on the First Daughter more indirectly. As seen in these screenshots captured by Complex, the photo and prom remark were originally posted by @dreday_4. Dockett just commented, “Omgggg.”
Then, in case it wasn’t clear that he enjoyed the post leering at an underage girl, he reposted the shot to his own account, adding, “Lmfaooo. ‘When is her prom.’”
Dockett is no stranger to social-media scandals. As the world ogled the girlfriend of the University of Alabama’s quarterback, who was spotted in the crowd at a game, Dockett hit on her with an invitation to a strip club. A year ago he made an Asian joke on Twitter and refused to apologize. Last summer he deleted the tweet “When you get married and shit don’t work out… She want 1/2 ‘HALF’ and see that’s where I have a issue.. I don’t blame OJ nevermind. Ttyl” because people would “take what I said wrong.”
The Malia remark isn’t even the only controversial thing Dockett did online this week. He spent Tuesday live-tweeting jury duty and his attempt to order pizza from court, making comments like:
Somehow we doubt Malia’s going to get an apology.