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Strong-Arms Photo Agency

To Squash Malia Photos

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

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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harvey is racist    

thats boss move right there....props to them

but heads up..if you dont want to be in the public light..dont go to public places like that.

make a private celebration..not a public restaurant.

i support their boss move though...thats power.

106 days ago


Anyone can take pics of any person from public space and is not illegal. Any media place can then purchase and use. Sounds like a bunch of BS to me.

106 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Obamas flexing their muscles? Uhhh no. Children of the President of the United States have always been off limits. You're baiting on this one, and I'm certainly no Obama fan.

106 days ago


I don't see the big deal, she's not a celeb or a child of a celeb

106 days ago


Wow she looks just like her mom in that pic!

106 days ago


No abuse of power, The agency just gave in like chumps.

106 days ago

Scott Levy    

Total abuse of power, but that's par for the course with the Obama admin.

106 days ago

paul a.    

I cant stand Obama but the kids are off limits and need to be protected.

106 days ago


I Object To Everything O-butthole Does.

106 days ago


Huh? Halle Berry was on CBS Morning today promoting Extant and she adamantly denied that Malia Obama was doing an internship when they asked her so TMZ either you have your facts wrong or Berry is lying (she didn't seem to be).

106 days ago


She looks like she has down syndrome.

106 days ago

Mary Bailey    

I don't see anything wrong with it, Malia isn't famous. If TMZ, and other gossip rags, have such a problem with this "abuse of power," then publish the pics and let the chips fall where they may.

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106 days ago

boo boo    

Don't photograph kids without parents permission. If her dad or mom is with her, she's fair game. There are thousands of restaurants in L.A. to choose from - girl needs to learn not to go to the places with packs of wolves circling the front door - it implies you WANT to be photographed there...also invites creeps with bad intentions.

106 days ago


The Obamas have put her out there so what do they expect? Oh that's right, the press protects this President. As usual, he's abusing the power.

106 days ago
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