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White House

Strong-Arms Photo Agency

To Squash Malia Photos

7/8/2014 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Malia Obama Paparazzi Photos
Malia Obama
went to a famous L.A. restaurant Monday night -- a restaurant regularly frequented by celebs and paparazzi -- and when the White House found out a photog took her pic, they went into DEFCON 1 to KILL the photos.

The 16-year-old went to Gjelina in Venice, CA with some friends.  The photog got the pic as Malia walked out and then sent it to the AKM-GSI agency to sell.  The agency posted the pic on its website for media outlets to purchase, but several hours later The First Lady's Office called AKM-GSI and asked them to please take the pics off the website and delete them from their files.

We're told Michelle Obama's people told the agency they had promises from various media outlets not to photograph the 2 girls when they were not in the presence of their father.  

AKM-GSI then agreed, sending an email to the media with the subject, "URGENT SET KILL NOTICE."

The text reads, "Please delete the set of Malia Obama from your archive.  The set was sent around earlier today.  We cannot distribute this set." 


Now here's what's interesting.  Malia has been in L.A. over the last few weeks, doing an internship on Halle Berry's TV show for part of the time.  Then she showed up at a famous restaurant -- Secret Service in tow -- with photogs all over the place.  

So is this a case of the President and First Lady taking precautionary action, or is this a concerned famous mom and dad flexing their muscles?

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BSpolice    

Presidential children have to be protected from all the looney tunes people out there.

106 days ago
17.

Jordan    

I have a strong Feeling the Obama's are now very much Powerless with the Press, and their threats mean nothing. Especially coming from Michelle.

106 days ago
18.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I like the fact that they keep the girls private lives as private as possible. I see nothing wrong with this. Let the paps go chase Lindsey and Justin like they usually do. There's nothing to see here.

106 days ago
19.

Sadiemay    

When she's not on official business with the family she's fair game.

106 days ago
20.

funkybarfly    

Now this Malia girl is nowhere near as ugly as her mother but very plain all the same.Yet not as grotesque as Chelsea Clinton whose head resembles an unattractive horse - asking the question all day "Mirror mirror on the wall.Who's the plainest of them all?" "Why you are Chelsea Secretariat,you are the plainest of them all" And another mirror cracks.

106 days ago
21.

Jordan    

This is just one more thing Boehner will add to his Lawsuit against the Presidents Abuse of Power.

106 days ago
22.

kingkong4snowbunny    

Why would anyone photograph that ape? Dumb world.

106 days ago
23.

Carl Fredricksen    

/\ssh0Le oBa/\/\a allows Americans' privacy to be violated every day, oh but don't show pics of my daughters... Psshhh, they're F~ugLy anyway...

106 days ago
24.

footballchick    

I don't normally comment on here BUT..... This is annoying. I agree that children should not be photographed. I believe adult celebs are open. They want the fame and the big $$ they have to take what comes. My kids are in the age range that watches Disney /nick. But saw Ariana Grande one time and she was so incredibly rude that they won't watch anything with her. To me you can't pick and choose when to be famous.however we did see Kevin Hart and his family out one night at dinner but I told the kids not to bother him after because he is with his kids.Now kids on the other hand were thrown in to it. What is aggravating is all these celebs ask for protection for their kids from paps or pics being put out their. If the Obamas have the power to do it for their child then surely they can do something about all children.

106 days ago
25.

Carl    

I think they have a power most people wish they had. She is still a minor, and there should be more stringent rules about using images of a minor. Were she 18 I'd say they should publish the images without interference.

106 days ago
26.

BSpolice    

Malia is very pretty - prettier than any of the last few presidential daughters and President Obama is more handsome than the last few Presidents.

106 days ago
27.

Nikki b    

Just because she is the presidents daughter does not mean that she shouldn't have a life outside of the White House.. She is after all a 16yr old girl.. And ALL children should not be photographed without parents permission period .. So regardless of your political views.. Let's look at it from a parents perspective ppl.. Would you want someone taking pics of your teenage daughter and selling them online just because she happened to be at a popular restaurant?!

106 days ago
28.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Tmz u r going to lose a reader/commentor if u keep deleteing my ish. Blind bossip is more salacious than u r...allrite

106 days ago
29.

goomsquad    

I want to bend her over a ta be and azz fuc her

106 days ago
30.

Josh    

Obama is the most divisive and law-breaking president in history and has set this country back several generations.

106 days ago
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