Why would anyone attend a state funeral, then take selfies with their BFF politicos for all to see?
President Barack Obama (pictured) somehow managed to get in a selfie at the memorial service of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in Johannesburg with two other world leaders and in one shot, First Lady Michelle (pictured) is apparently none too pleased. Now the cheesing Kodak moment images of Obama, as he poses with British Prime Minister David Cameron (pictured left) and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (pictured center) in one shot—and in the other, Michelle gives off the ‘wait til we get home’ glare—are being criticized as totally inappropriate, according to The Guardian.
Mandela, a global political icon and highly revered leader in the struggle to abolish apartheid in his country passed away at age 95 on December 5th.
Obama is shown holding the Smartphone along with Thorning-Schmidt at arm’s length to take the photo. Mrs. Obama is photographed watching the service. Another photo depicts the First Lady giving the president and Denmark’s prime minister the death stare as she gazes upon their “inappropriate” antics at the solemn affair.
The latest incident comes on the heels of Obama’s controversial handshake with Cuban president Raul Castro at the Mandela memorial which created waves internationally. The highly criticized handshake between the two Cold War adversaries came as the president was greeting a line of world leaders attending the memorial. It’s been some 50 years since the U.S. and Cuba have had diplomatic relations ever since the small island turned its government into a communist regime led by Raul’s brother, Fidel Castro.