Obama Takes Funeral Selfie at Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service (PHOTO)

Say What!? 34

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.”

More from The Stir: Girl Arrested After Taking Stupidest Selfie Ever

Do you think Obama’s selfie snapping at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was inappropriate?

Image via Roberto Schmidt/Getty

barack obama, in the news, social media, photos


To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

nonmember avatar Alexandra

All 3 of those officials should know that a funeralis a solemn thing and not a time for smiling pictures.

katyq katyq

Yea that was totally innapropriate. How disrespectful.

EmilyKC EmilyKC


nonmember avatar Kristi

I think Mrs.Obama's facial expression answers that question.

adamat34 adamat34

Kristi, agreed she looks disgusted. This is our commander and cheif everyone.....take a good long look, or wait for the funeral selfie to hit the web...Wow.

11 more months till the election everyone....12 1/2 till we are done with this idiot

Freela Freela

Yeah, tacky, no matter who you are.  Hopefully that website of funeral selfies will snap this one right up!

Lane-... Lane-Moja

@katyq exactly what I thought. @kristi totally! Making a solemn event something to update something as trivial as your facebook is incredibly pathetic, and as an American I am embarrassed

mamat... mamatreat

Wow.  I've taken pictures with my family and friends at funerals.  I guess I am pathetic, disrespectful, and inappropriate. My South Afrikaan friends threw a party and watched it on TV.  How disgusting of them to party when their former leader was being honored and remembered at his funeral.  Oh, and lets forget the other two people that were in the picture with him. 

nonmember avatar carrie

I haven't bothered to look, but lemme guess. Jenny Erikson wrote this? How predictable.

BlueD... BlueDogMom

@adamat34 --  Wishful thinking, but the presidential election isn't until 2016.

1-10 of 34 comments 1234 Last