Michelle Obama in Springfield, Mo., Thursday (Orlin Wagner/AP)

“That’s just the nature of life . . . We live in a time when there are bloggers and tweeters and 24-hour news and everyone has a voice. . . in this town square. That means that at any point at any given point, someone’s not going to like what you do. That’s just the nature of things.”

Michelle Obama deflecting criticism of her Oscars appearance in an interview aired Friday on NBC’s “Today.” Oh, and she also talked about the bangs; more excerpts here. (Earlier, she talked about the military aides in her Oscar cameo.) See video. . .

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(Video: Michelle Obama on “Today”)

Earlier: Michelle Obama’s Oscar presentation raises questions about the role of a first lady, 2/25/13

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