The Obama selfie at Nelson Mandela's funeral has been the talk of the Web today as the President was seen grinning into the camera of Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. While the fact that President Obama was caught taking a selfie at the somber event had a few people a little uptight, it was the expression of First Lady Michelle Obama that really caught social media's attention.
Was Michelle Obama mad? Or was that downcast face just an expression of sorrow for the loss of a civil liberties hero like Nelson Mandela? Either way, the Internet has done its best to make a massive Mt. Everest-sized mountain out of what is likely a molehill.
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Of course, it's hard to know whether Michelle Obama was really angry with President Obama for taking a selfie at a funeral. A few other photos that were taken moments before and after the Obama selfie seem to tell an interesting story. In the series of Nelson Mandela funeral photos that are beings shared on social media, we see a jovial President Obama sharing a light moment with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
The President and Prime Minister are seen laughing and smiling as they share a joke in their adjoining seats, while the First Lady sits to the left of President Obama and Danish Prime Minister Helle looking pensive. At one point, a photo captured President Obama lightly touching the shoulder of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt as First Lady Michelle Obama appeared to cast a downward glance at the pair.
The next photo shows FLOTUS sitting between President Obama and Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, leading many to believe she had had enough of President Obama's selfies and was going to put a stop to any more silliness by making him trade seats.
No one knows the details of what happened at Nelson Mandela's funeral, and it's quite likely the entire situation is being taken out of context. After all, it was a cold, windy and rainy day. It's possible Michelle Obama was looking to trade seats to avoid the wind blowing on her hair. And a facial expression can often be misleading. As far as President Obama taking a selfie at the Nelson Mandela funeral, he wasn't the only one. President Bush and U2's Bono were also seen posing with a grin at the somber event.
Whether or not Michelle Obama was furious about President Obama's selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during the Nelson Mandela funeral, the Internet is weighing in. Check out some of the responses to the President's Nelson Mandela funeral selfies:
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Twitter Reaction to President Obama Funeral Selfie and Michelle Obama Death Stare
Michelle Obama was like "We at a damn funeral and yall cartoon lookin asses wanna take selfies" pic.twitter.com/5IyyYXEAG2
— Dre (@StrictlyGeeky) December 10, 2013
Danish PM is lucky she's still Helle Thorning-Schmidt and not Helluva Torn-up Face after getting owned by Michelle pic.twitter.com/g2JjNR34oV — Anne Marie O'Connor (@Kitsgirl1) December 10, 2013
— JET magazine (@GetJETmag) December 10, 2013
Michelle Obama hates to look like an "angry black woman" but she can't seem to look like anything else. http://t.co/sYcpZsZMMy — FullMetalSquirrel (@MyManJimmyJack) December 10, 2013
Lmao RT @Soul_For_Soles: Michelle Obama seen too many episodes of Scandal.... She ain't puttin up with it