Selfie is the word of the year, per Merriam-Webster adding it to their dictionary. And it seems that it’s not just celebrities and teenagers (and you, admit it!) who love taking selfies. President Barack Obama was just caught taking one with other world leaders… at Nelson Mandela’s memorial!
Eeek. It’s already an entry for that tumblr, Selfies at Funerals. Obama was photographed taking his own photograph with none other than British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt. They were in attendance at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Johannesburg at the time, at which Obama gave a speech. Probably not the best time, guys?
First Lady Michelle Obama quickly became a trending topic today after she moved seats to sit in between the world leaders after the selfie, as if putting her husband on time out. That’s probably not what was going on there, but it is funny to think about, isn’t it?
Do you think Obama should have abstained from taking a selfie at the memorial service? What do you think he possibly does with this image? Do you think he wishes he could post on Instagram like the rest of us? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.