Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke out against “leaning in” on Saturday during a stop on her book tour, per HuffPost.
Obama was speaking in front of a crowd of 19,000 people in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday where she spoke candidly about the method coined by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
“That whole ‘so you can have it all.’ Nope, not at the same time. That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that sh*t doesn’t work all the time,” she continued to the crowd that reacted with laughter seemingly because she cursed on stage. “I forgot where I was for a moment!” she said, according to Vanity Fair. “I thought we were at home, y’all. I was gettin’ real comfortable up in here.”
Cute moment at Michelle Obama’s book event tonight at the Barclays—she was getting into it & she said, “That lean in shit doesn’t always work!” Everyone freaked out that the First Lady had said "shit.” Michelle, too. She apologized. “I forgot where I was for a moment!” But…
— Touré (@Toure) December 2, 2018
Sandberg’s philosophy was mentioned in her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead and believed that woman could have a family, career and happiness if they worked hard enough.
— Deirdre Bardolf (@deirdrebardolf) December 2, 2018