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Ivanka Trump Issues A Perfect Response To The Malia Obama Controversy

Last week, Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, was the subject of some controversy. A footage of the former first-daughter blowing smoke rings started circulating around the web, and was eventually posted on a slew of news websites.

This video comes on the heels of recent paparazzi photos of Malia making out with a boy at a Harvard-Yale football game.

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While many critics of Malia and the Obama family took this opportunity to tarnish her reputation, others came to her defense.

"The picture of Malia Obama smoking should remind us all that privacy is a thing of the past.  Once you leave your house, you can and will be photographed constantly by security cameras and other people.  Young Malia was betrayed - what else is new," Tweeted Bill O'Reilly.

The media usually refrains from reporting about former first children, however, it seems like lately, many outlets have been making an exception when it comes to Obama and Trump's offsprings.

Here are a few other tweets defending the Harvard student:

The news reports also caught the attention of former U.S. President Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, as well as President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka. They both came to Malia's defense and each had very important messages to convey.

As soon as photos and videos of Malia went viral, both Chelsea and Ivanka took to Twitter to criticize the media for invading the young lady's privacy.

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Ivanka first wrote, "Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits."

Then, Chelsea sent out her message just a few minutes later, calling out those responsible for exposing Malia's private activities.

"Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better," she wrote.

While the Tweets were brief and concise, both women managed to highlight the importance of privacy, especially at such a young age.

This isn't the first time that a member of the First Daughters' Club has spoken out in support of another First Child.

Back in August, when an article titled "It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House" called out the 11-year-old First Son's fashion choices, Chelsea stood up for him.

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She sent out a tweet in which she said the media should "leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves."

Chelsea, who was only 12-years-old when she moved into the White House, was once a subject of harsh criticism.

"No child should be talked about in the below manner-in real life or online. And for an adult to do so? For shame,” she added.

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Barron's mother, First Lady Melania Trump, responded to Chelsea's supportive tweet by thanking her and saying it is "so important to support all of our children in being themselves! #StopChildhoodBullying."

As for Malia, she hasn't bothered to address the controversy, and has since been spotted multiple times attending her classes at the Ivy League school.

What do you think of Ivanka and Chelsea's messages?

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.