The term Selfie made it into the official dictionary this year, as it seems that most people take pictures this way. President Barrack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron are no exception. The president leaned in next to the prime minister during the Nelson Mandela memorial service and snapped a selfie with a cell phone. The group was caught on camera doing this by other bystanders who snapped a picture of them taking their selfie. Cameron and Obama have shared many other candid moments together in the past, including indulging in hot dogs at a baseball game, rounds of ping pong, and other friendly recreational moments.
Obama And Cameron Take Selfie During Nelson Mandela Memorial Service
Perhaps during a memorial service the attention should be centered around the person being remembered, in this case the late Nelson Mandela. Obama and Cameron may come under some scrutiny about their classless decision to snap a pic of themselves during this mournful moment. This was a memorial service after all, not a wedding or graduation ceremony. The First Lady, Michelle Obama, seemed to be the only dignitary at that time with the decency to pay attention to the memorial service.
You might have expected a little more class from your president, especially given how much he has claimed to respect the late Nelson Mandela. Mandela died earlier this week, and many across the globe have taken the time to pay their respects. Mandela was a well-respected leader of South Africa who stood up for people’s rights when the government was opposed to it. His dedication to human rights led many to respect and support him. During his life he spent time in prison for standing up for what he believed was justice, and this selfless suffering inspired others to stand up for what is right all around the world.
Featured Image of Obama and Cameron from Wikipedia.org showing Obama and Cameron sharing another notable friendly moment in Toronto.
Obama And Cameron Take Selfie During Nelson Mandela Memorial Service.