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Unless you are Sasha or Malia, you will fully enjoy Michelle Obama dancing with a turnip

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

On Tuesday night, Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States of America, simultaneously brought glory to this great nation and inflicted seismic levels of embarrassment on her two daughters when she decided to dance rhythmically with a root vegetable on social media:

The faint murmur you hear in the distance is Malia Obama talking to a lawyer about emancipating from her humiliating parents. Sasha Obama has changed her phone number. President Obama is somewhere giggling in his tan suit.

To be fair, it's not like the spirit moved FLOTUS to spontaneously dance with a turnip and make a bad joke about "Turn Down for What," the infamous Lil Jon party anthem. (If you don't know what that is, click here for Vox's detailed explanation.) The turnip dance was the conclusion of an "#askthefirstlady" social media event, in which smiley Americans asked Obama about exercise, healthy eating, and gardening (that's where the turnip came in).

It's a social media event that we will remember forever.

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