Michelle Obama is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular former first ladies of the United States. The wife of ex-president Barack Obama is, reportedly, most popular with millennials. Her avid followers often describe her as intelligent, respectful, genuine and likable.

However, recently, Michelle was mocked on social media after recruiting some Hollywood celebrities for her “voting squad” for the imminent 2020 elections. “Last year, we went big. Millions of new voters made their voices heard for the first time. Now the stakes are even higher,” she stated in a Twitter video. “That's why I've been reaching out to some friends to expand my voting squad for the year ahead,” Michelle went on.

However, the “voting squad” news received mixed reactions from numerous users of social networking sites. A number of Twitter users expressed their disagreement with the initiative and criticized Michelle Obama for recruiting personalities like Selena Gomez, Megan Rapinoe, Faith Hill, Kerry Washington, Tom Hanks, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rita Wilson, Liza Koshy and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

michelle obama Former first lady Michelle Obama at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on Nov. 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Kamil Krzaczynski

“Hollywood. Where most gave money to Obama, not from Americans who work hard for their money. Don’t own or ride in private jets, private yachts, or island hopping. Jet skiing in the Caribbean,” a certain Jackie Lelsz wrote. “Normal Americans don't care about what rich Hollywood elitists say. They are so out of touch of normal Americans,” another Twitter user stated.

Michelle Obama has yet to comment on these negative remarks from netizens. There’s less than a year until the 2020 general elections. So, Michelle and her "voting squad" need to work double-time now more than ever. Reports have it that Gen Z and Millennials are likely to dominate in the next election.

“I’m excited to empower my audience in the way I’ve been inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama and the mission of When We All Vote,” Liza Koshy told Paper Mag. “[Mrs. Obama’s] vision is contagious, and I’m ready to help spread the word that we all can and should be heard. The goal is for ALL to feel the utmost pride and preparation, so WE can cast our votes with our future in mind,” the “Boo! A Madea Halloween” star went on.

For starters, When We Vote is a national, non-partisan organization that aims to raise awareness for voter registration. Its main goal is to close the age and race voting gap by improving the voting culture and reaching every American through partnerships.