Snapping a 'Selfie' At a Funeral...Appropriate or Not?
Oh my. Presidents are sometimes clichéd as being woefully out-of-touch when it comes to current technology, and it seems that President Obama is keeping up that pretense.
At Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Barack Obama was snapped taking a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning. Michelle Obama can be seen seated nearby, and she does not look amused.
Michelle judges you, Barack.
It’s a funeral, Mr. President. I know you’re excited to see your world-leader buddies, but couldn’t you save the picture taking until after such a somber occasion? I can just see the Facebook status update to accompany the photo: “Barack Obama checked in at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa: So sad about Mandela, but seeing these guys is really helping me pull through. RIP.”
Do you think Obama’s selfie snapping at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was inappropriate?