Turnip plus Michelle Obama equals a Viral Vine

Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune — and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation. Here’s how it happened.

In an #AskTheFirstLady segment, Barack Obama impersonator Imman Crosson, or @AlphaCat, asked Obama, “How many calories do you burn every time you ‘turn up’?!”

(That’s lingo for … well, in the safest sense, cutting loose).

Her six-second response, posted on the White House Vine account? Well, just watch.

Yes, that’s the first lady dancing with a turnip. It’s a take on DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What.” The result? Cool points, and a cool point made. Obama is known for her commitment to health, especially among children and young people. Her “Let’s Move” campaign aims to “solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.”

So she’s not entirely uncomfortable wielding a vegetable.

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