First lady’s followers not on board with her Wal-Mart shout-out

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Following Michelle Obama’s top-secret appearance at the Academy Awards telecast, a lot of people mistook as a right-wing “freak out” what was actually a routine case of first lady overexposure syndrome. We’d already been treated to her visit with Big Bird and her dance routine with Jimmy Fallon, all part of her push against childhood obesity. Her “Let’s Move” tour today landed here in the produce section of a Walmart store in Springfield, Mo.

The produce area @walmart in Springfield – the site of @flotus final event of her #LetsMoveTour. @ivillage…

— Kelly Wallace (@kellywallacetv) February 28, 2013

Michelle Obama @flotus in Missouri learning about @walmart‘s healthy eating initiatives, like a “Great For You” label…

— Everyday Health (@EverydayHealth) February 28, 2013

Following her appearance, the first lady took to Twitter to thank Walmart for “stepping up” and offering healthier foods and dropping prices on fresh produce.

Improving the health of our nation’s kids is going to take all of us. Great to see @walmart & so many other businesses stepping up. -mo

— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) February 28, 2013

As it turns out, there was a freak-out over Mrs. Obama’s visit to Walmart, but it came from opponents of the nation’s largest (and supposedly most evil) retailer.

@flotus Meanwhile @walmart continues to fight employee’s rights and try to destroy unions.

— dnosʞɐz (@zaksoup) February 28, 2013

Boooo!! MT @flotus: Great to see @walmart & so many other businesses stepping up. -mo

— J.A. Myerson (@JAMyerson) February 28, 2013

@obamafoodorama @flotus “Let’s Move” Walmart to pay living wages so their workers can afford better, healthier food.…

— Kari Hamerschlag (@KariHamerschlag) February 28, 2013

Don’t worry @flotus all those mom & pop small business owners just love your pro- @walmart stance. The ones still in business anyway.

— pj (@wheeliesmom) February 28, 2013

@flotus I love helping the children, but @walmart is directly hurting our families, communities, economic system.

— Melissa Barlow (@bodhi_sattva_) February 28, 2013

@flotus @walmart Really?!The day Walmart starts paying a living wage,maybe,just maybe,a shout-out would be fitting.

— Emily Duncan (@bakerbyaccident) March 1, 2013

@flotus @walmart Couldn’t Walmart help more by paying the parents of our nations kids a living wage?

— Ryan Klaus (@RealWonderman) March 1, 2013

@flotus @walmart walmart is our country’s demise,, how can you say that,, # hacked?

— nancy96 (@nancy96) February 28, 2013

@flotus Welcome to Springfield, MO! I wish you would have visited one of our many local healthy food options rather than @walmart

— Rick VanAntwerp (@RickVanAntwerp) February 28, 2013

@wheeliesmom @flotus @walmart For real?! Walmart is probably the single biggest thing wrong with America!

— rondmc (@rondmc) February 28, 2013

Put your money where your mouth is. Disgusted w/ #FLOTUSsgf & the hypocrisy of her bettering community relations talk occurring @ Walmart.

— Megan Funk (@megannnmm) February 28, 2013

A few people got some exercise and fresh air outside of the Walmart.

“We ♥ Michelle Obama” and “America is ashamed of you.” Photo of scene outside #FLOTUSsgf:…

— News-Leader (@springfieldNL) February 28, 2013

The sign wars for #FLOTUSsgf. @ Walmart Neighborhood Market

— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) February 28, 2013

The sign wars for #FLOTUSsgf. @ Walmart Neighborhood Market

— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) February 28, 2013

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