Photog: Michelle Obama Was Not Upset With President Obama

Michelle Obama

The Getty Images photographer who snapped the selfie seen around the world says First Lady Michelle Obama was not upset with President Barack Obama.

Roberto Schmidt’s infamous photo went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. The photo shows Obama snapping a ‘selfie’ with himself and the Danish Prime Minister during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Johannesburg.

Many critics slammed Obama for not maintaining decorum and dignity at such a solemn occasion.

Others assumed Mrs. Obama’s pinched facial expression indicated disapproval of the president’s childish behavior.

But the photographer disputed the reports.

Michelle Obama

“Obama took his place amid these leaders who’d gathered from all corners of the globe,” Schmidt wrote on the global news agency blog, AFP.com. “Among them was British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as a woman … I later learned was the Danish Prime Minister.”

Continued Schmidt: “Suddenly this woman pulled out her mobile phone and took a photo of herself smiling with Cameron and the U.S. president. I captured the scene reflexively. All around me in the stadium, South Africans were dancing, singing and laughing to honour their departed leader.”

He added: “I read on social media that Michelle Obama seemed to be rather peeved … but photos can lie,” Schmidt blogged. “Just a few seconds earlier, the First Lady was herself joking … Her stern look was captured by chance.”

Schmidt defended the president’s behavior.

“I thought the world leaders were simply acting like human beings,” Schmidt wrote, “like me and you.”

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    26 Responses to “Photog: Michelle Obama Was Not Upset With President Obama”

    1. 1
      sassyshe says:

      :applause: about time someone credible said what happened I was tired of hearing about this ish every 30 mins

    2. 2
      The Master Beta :D says:

      There you have it Sandra :tea:

    3. 3
      vipatlstyle says:

      Can I get second?

    4. 4
      vipatlstyle says:

      It’s about time to take a nap

    5. 5
      SouthernPrincess says:

      Also obviously the at memorial wasnt taking place at this time becasue 2 men are doing something with their phones and the white man is talking to someone.

      I split my pants this morning….its obamas fault
      I received shatty customer service from my insurance agent…its obamas fault

      this man can do nothing right and everything is his fault let some people tell it

    6. 6
      Hershey says:

      Many critics slammed Obama for not maintaining decorum and dignity at such a solemn occasion.

      _____________________________________

      This site does all the time :shrugs: :coffee:

    7. 7
      luVn_liFe... says:

      They’re HUMAN :shock: NO WAY!! Who knew

    8. 8
      West Coast Chick says:

      I wonder why sandra didnt post the photo of First Lady Michelle laughing with that same prime minister lady? :shrugs: NB has it up, case folks are interested :)

    9. 9

      Well, thank goodness :woot: I BEAN WAITING FOR THEE TRUTH TEW EMERGE :eek:

    10. 10
      West Coast Chick says:

      Michelle has that Black woman snarl down to a science tho, dont she???!!!??? LMAO

    11. 11

      :waves: WCC
      *snickers* She didn’t post the thongs/tshirt photo of Kcole.

    12. 12

      luVn_liFe… says:

      They’re HUMAN :shock: NO WAY!! Who knew

      TOOK thee words right outta my mouth :pizza:

      :rofl:
      :nite:

    13. 13
      luVn_liFe... says:

      Sandra and ROSES
      Did any1 see Rachel Ray’s aunt froze to death the day after thanksgiving?
      she was house sitting went Outside and locked herselF out :(

    14. 14

      :facepalm: Like Aunt Edna :shocked: #thatsadthough…

      You see Arsenio LuvLife? :heart:

    15. 15
      luVn_liFe... says:

      DTTS
      I always turn Arsenio ON, but never make it.

      “likeAuntEdna” that made me laugh :ashamed:

    16. 16
      Ni ni says:

      Luvn, naw I aint heard about that one. She didnt have neighbors?

    17. 17
      luVn_liFe... says:

      @NI NI :shrug: IONo , it says upstate NewYork Maybe they live in huge homes with neighbors a mile away??
      IdK Im assuming.

    18. 18
      Ni ni says:

      Such an awful way to go.

    19. 19
      CALI CHA says:

      The chick in betweenxt favors Cameron Diaz NO?

    20. 20
      CALI CHA says:

      Now that story just put the ICING on the cake :smack: :cold: :ghost:

    21. 21
      luVn_liFe... says:

      :smack: :cold: :ghost:
      ~~~~~~~~
      LOL!

    22. 22

      CALI CHA says:

      The chick in betweenxt favors Cameron Diaz NO?
      :gossip: That’s her aunt, on the white side :rofl:
      LuvLife, he let ye have it :yes: #withwords :yes:

    23. 23
      luVn_liFe... says:

      LuvLife, he let ye have it :yes: #withwords
      ~~~~~~
      NICE!
      Ima have to see if the vid is on the internet somewhere :bounce:

    24. 24
      Sandra Rose says:

      West Coast Chick says:

      I wonder why sandra didnt post the photo of First Lady Michelle laughing with that same prime minister lady?
      __________________

      Obviously that was before Obama began flirting with the woman.

    25. 25

      I just read the words, let me know if you find a vid :)

    26. 26
      CALI CHA says:

      I’ont think First Lady was feeling well, and Mr President probably had to much coffee but he is a GENTLEMAN…he gotta go home with Michelle, HE AINT NO FOOL,being cordial at a memorial does not make one a flirt :no:

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