On Wednesday, Obama said he had second thoughts after seeing how much attention the interview had received.
Obama told ABC's "Good Morning America" that things got carried away a bit.
Obama said, in his words, "I don't think it's healthy and it's something we'll be avoiding in the future."
Before the "Access Hollywood" interview, the Obamas had kept Malia and 7-year-old Sasha out of the media spotlight.
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