Michelle Obama Side-Eyes President Obama’s Selfie

Akoto Ofori-Atta
US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (C) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

At Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday morning, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sat next to Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt. And it's 2013, so the president did what most would: He leaned in to join his neighbor in a selfie.

A series of photos making rounds on the Internet appear to suggest that Michelle Obama wasn't keen on the idea of the president taking flicks with his new friend.


Did she toss her husband a post-selfie side-eye? Did she then shade the smile off of Schmidt's face? Did she then take the most aggressive precaution and force her husband, the leader of The Free World, to move his seat so that she might keep a more watchful eye on this budding friendship?

All of that is too easy. My opinion: I just can't imagine that Michelle Obama cares that much. But, but, if all of this didn't map so nicely onto the "angry black woman once again emasculates her black husband" thing, it would be hilarious.

Ok, maybe it still is.

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