COMMENTARY: Really?! Kansas High School Protests Michelle Obama Speech

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“People think it’s a great opportunity, but it’s the graduates’ time. They are getting that diploma that they worked so hard for,” Taylor Gifford, 18, who started an online petition to urge the district to reconsider its plans, told the Associated Press. “Families are feeling that they are being cheated out of the loved ones special day.”

It’s inconceivable that some parents and students simply refuse to embrace the First Lady and her message.

“No disrespect for the first lady, and it’s amazing that she wants to come speak, I just think it doesn’t belong at graduation,” Abbey Rubottom, a Topeka High School senior, told the Associated Press.

Rubottom is wrong. Trying to disinvite the First Lady is indeed disrespectful. It’s also a disgrace. What do you think?

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