Criticism of any child should be off limits

Elizabeth Lauten resigned after criticizing the President's daughters

In this Nov. 26, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, joined by his daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, center, speaks at the White House, in Washington during the presidential turkey pardon ceremony, an annual Thanksgiving tradition. An aide to a Republican congressman has resigned after her critical comments about President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash. Elizabeth Lauten, communications director to Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, commented on Malia and Sasha Obama's pose and dress at a White House ceremony last week in which the president pardoned a turkey. She wrote that the girls should have shown more class. Lauten later apologized for the comments on her Facebook page that had drawn harsh criticism.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Many people in western Mass. told 22News that the comments made by a communications director went too far and that all children should be left alone.

Elizabeth Lauten, who was the communications director for a Republican lawmaker in Tennessee, wrote a Facebook post saying that Malia and Sasha Obama should have had more “class” at a Turkey-Pardoning ceremony last week at the White House. She went on to make jabs at the President and the First Lady.

Angela Bouteldja of Greenfield said children in general should be off limits. “If you can’t say anything nice about anyone, don’t say anything and especially an adult in such a position, especially about children.”

After much backlash, Lauten did issue an apology for the comments she made and resigned. Those comments have since been removed from Facebook.

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