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Obama Offends Indian Media By Chewing Gum During Meeting With Prime Minister

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

Indian media outlets are criticizing President Barack Obama for chewing nicotine gum during his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (RELATED: India Cracks Down On Greenpeace For Harming Its ‘Economic Security’)

In what The Times of India called “an ungainly sight,” Obama popped the gum out of his mouth to talk to Modi during a Monday morning parade, only to pop it back in his mouth a second later. News cameras and photographers captured the moment, which spread quickly on Twitter.

 

This is not the first time Obama’s habit has drawn the ire of an Asian country’s media and Twitter denizens. Chinese media and Internet users harshly criticized Obama’s gum-chewing at formal events during his most recent visit to the country.

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