In case you didn’t know, after writing an incredible book and going on a world tour, former First Lady Michelle Obama has now turned her attention to the podcasting world.

But her most recent episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast has got her in a litttttttle bit of hot water.

Speaking with comedian Conan O’Brien, she said ten fateful words that got a lot of people talking:

You can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship.

Now it’s clear Michelle knows a thing or two about maintaining a successful relationship.

But others weren’t so happy with this short, out-of-context quote.

Many took the comments as an opportunity to point out the long-term happy relationships that they – or their loved ones – found on the app.

Actually, @MichelleObama, you stand corrected. My husband and I met through Tinder over 6 years ago and have been happily married for 4 years. You are not an authority on relationships or how they should or should not come about.

— Amanda McGary (@a_mcgary)
September 7, 2020
Me: found my boyfriend of 2.5+ years on Tinder. We bought a condo this summer and are currently looking at engagement rings sooooo idk what to tell you @MichelleObama but i think i did just fine off Tinder 😏🥰 https://t.co/DwGCmFOzSt pic.twitter.com/UIHAythV26

— Ashlen (@ItsAshlen)
September 8, 2020
I beg to disagree @MichelleObama

My husband and I are going on 4 years strong, after meeting on Tinder♥️

— Jasmine (@JasmineDaisy05)
September 6, 2020
Wow never thought I’d see the day where I prove MICHELLE OBAMA wrong. Met my beloved @dorrismccomics on tinder and now we are in love for ever and ever until the end of time itself 💕 https://t.co/TqK2dZHTGh

— Ruby Rare (@_rubyrare)
September 8, 2020
i met my mans on tinder and we just had our one year. Michelle ily but w all due respect but you got wifed up long before tinder existed pic.twitter.com/uFTrSRdint

— Diamond K (@misskwiatt)
September 8, 2020
lol i met my wife on a dating website (one equally notorious for just being hookup culture) and we’ve been together for almost 4.5 years, i call bs.

— post-ironic dystopian gull 🏴🚩Ⓐ (@likeabaroness)
September 8, 2020
Others suggested that the former First Lady, and anyone else without first hand experience of dating online, should just keep out of it.

Controversial, but if you’ve been in a long term relationship, and you’ve never had to use dating apps, my advice would be to not give advice/judge people using dating apps. You literally have no clue. It’d be like handing out parenting advice when I don’t have kids.

— Poorna Bell (@poornabell)
September 8, 2020
But some came to her defence, suggesting her comments were taken out of context by people who hadn’t listened to the entire episode.

Michelle said that getting off the apps and engaging with people (presumably even if you meet those people on the apps to start with) is the important thing.

This is different from what it’s been interpreted as. She didn’t say that people don’t form long-term relationships having met on Tinder.

People upset that Michelle Obama said you can’t Tinder your way into a long term relationship without listening to her podcast for context; where she clearly states that you have to get off the dating app to engage & invest in people, is what I expect from this generation!

— Devita Davison (@DevitaDavison)
September 8, 2020
I know what Mrs Michelle Obama meant by her Tinder comment. It was about the hook up culture popularized by the app. She wasn’t saying it was impossible to find lasting love on the app. It was a metaphor mostly. I wasn’t offended lol

— Wakanda Forever (@ButerflySamurai)
September 8, 2020
Obama also gave lots of other advice. She suggested that people should pick partners in the same way they’d pick members of a basketball team, saying: “If you’re looking at a team, the people you want to win with, then number one, you want everybody on your team to be strong, right? You don’t want any weak links, you don’t want somebody that you can dominate”.