Obama takes a selfie at the Mandela memorial
President Obama took a selfie during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt also appeared in the photo with Obama. To Obama’s left, looking less than thrilled about the moment was first lady Michelle Obama.
The Getty Images caption of the picture reads:
US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95.
Obama’s selfie landed him the marquee slot on the popular Tumblr “Selfies at Funerals” which documents the tone-deaf trend of people taking selfies while they should be in mourning. Teenage girls tend to be the most frequent offenders.
Obama’s picture now appears on the Tumblr with the caption “Obama has taken a Funeral Selfie, so our work here is done.”
America can perhaps be relieved he was not making a “duck face.”