Last month she was caught on camera smoking pot at a music festival (video). Then a week later she attends a party shut down by the police. Today, Malia Obama is immersed in another scandal or sorts, as new pictures are circulating around social media of her next to a bong used for smoking weed. The photo is snapped at a UPenn frat house.
The 18-year-old is seen sporting a crimson baseball hat with an H on it – no, not for “Hillary,” but rather a nod to her future alma mater. Malia, after her gap year, will be attending Harvard in fall 2017. It’s the same college her father attended.
Also in the photo, Malia is wearing the same distinctive ‘Smoking Kills’ T-shirt that she was wearing at the Budweiser Made in America festival in Philadelphia. It’s a rather ironic image that Malia would be wearing such a t-shirt next to a bong, of all things.
There have been allegations of the picture being altered, but celebrity photographer and expert in Photoshop Alan Barry confirmed the picture is what it actually is. “I have examined the image in detail,” Barry said. “Specifically, her image was not added or overplayed in anyway to another image to create the final photo. That is, for better or worse, Malia Obama in the photo.”