Smize! Obama and European Leaders Snap a Selfie at Mandela Memorial

At least Michelle was paying attention.

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Meet your President, the newest citizen of selfie nation.

The memorial service today for Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died on Dec. 5 at age 95, was a four-hour affair. At some point, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt posed for a photo with her seat-mates: U.S. President Barack Obama and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron.

It’s not technically a funeral selfie since it occurred at a memorial service, but the Internet is calling it that nonetheless.

9 comments
MelanieB
MelanieB

Funeral selfies??? Have they gone crazy what type of respect is that to Mr. Mandela ?? I guess I was raised different to believe that respect is of the most importance when attending a funeral. They were acting as if they were children at the movies . I always had a deep respect for our president but somehow I still cant believe they were all taking selfies at a FUNERAL UNBELIEVEABLe im embaressed for Mrs. Obama .

MelanieB
MelanieB

It is improper they should have included Mrs. Obama and yes that what quite rude of them all . Besides she is the FIRST Lady dont they know. look at the photo it says it all she is a classy lady she dosent get disturbed by other women trying to throw themselves at her husband , shes one hell of a lady ! You go Michelle .

MyBigHands
MyBigHands

According to a report last night Obama was furious when he discovered Vladimir Putin had unfriended him on Facebook. Maybe he sent the Selfie to Putin in retaliation. http://goo.gl/oBU6zX

keserx
keserx

Michelle is like "I don't know these people."

THEBRUISER
THEBRUISER

OBAMA IS TAKING A SELFIE MICHELLE IS STARING INTO SPACE  THEN OBAMA SHAKES HANDS WITH RAUL CASTRO, ALL THE WHILE CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR IS SPORTING WOOD!!! WELLSTONE MEMORIAL ALL OVER AGAIN!!! WHAT A ZOO!!