Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama commissioned a radical leftwing artist to create his “formal portrait” that will forever hang among presidential portraits in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Obama unveiled his formal portrait on Monday, and the public’s response has been harsh, to say the least.

Obama’s portrait — which appears to have been created in Photoshop — shows him sitting in a wooden chair while creeping ivy overlaps the chair and his legs.

Rather than commission an artist who could create a lasting legacy for a former president who changed the lives of millions of LGBT individuals, Obama chose Kehinde Wiley, a militant leftwing artist whose works include angry black women cutting off the heads of white women.

Kehinde Wiley painting

The current political climate that has polarized and divided a nation will not last into the next century. In forever linking himself to paintings of severed heads, Mr. Obama should have considered that people in 2118 won’t care that white women helped elect President Donald Trump in 2016.

In his attempt to send a message to Trump supporters right now, Obama neglected to think that people who walk the halls of the Smithsonian in 2118 will look upon his computerized graphic image, among the formal presidential paintings, and wonder what type of president would commission this sort of legacy for himself?

Whether you love him or hate him, Obama deserves a better legacy than this.



  • stevetheque

    Down right disaster!

  • tintin

    Ummm that photo of the black woman holding whiteys ponytail is not a good photo

  • Phillybruh

    I think both are kind of cool. I follow the work of both artists. They both stand out and who said that the work had too look like anything done before.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Obama deserves a better legacy than this.
    —————
    And so does Michelle!! Hers looks like Olivia Pope smh

  • Dystaney Kimble

    Yeah …. no .

  • Kanyade

    I like the artist’s work. think this particular portrait does vary from the norm (palette-wise, tone, etc.) and with that, I say, okay! He stands out because he is different from the rest of the old dead-pres’s.

  • jazmine

    They’re different, I like them.

  • You Could Never

    Him, President Clinton, and Reagan the onliest ones with that pop of color.

    And I HATE JFK’s. With a handsome face like the one he had…. why in the hell is he not painted looking up? Who the hell does that?

  • Phillybruh

    That artist paints in grey scale.

  • You Could Never

    Now that I look at all of them…JFK got robbed.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Horrible. Worst presidential portrait ever.

    Obama definitely deserved better.

  • Rachel

    Everyone sees art differently. To me it just shows how life transitioned with every president painted. Presidential paintings went from the stiff colorless practically lifeless art to a more colorful and scenic art. I noticed the background before I noticed Obama. It’s very different imo.

  • HIS4EVA

    i think it looks great!

  • Trey

    Agreed!…that looks like a joke…dude was the prez of the US and will have that picture up 200 years from now looking like something out of MAD magaizw

  • Rayne

    Now I could’ve did better than that. Ion like it! They could’ve used the photoshopped beard pic of him that would have been much better than this.

  • Phillybruh

    Nah it will be like that was when we had a cool president and first lady.

  • Trey

    Or we had a prez that wasnt respected enough to get a dignified official portrait….he might as well be playing basketball

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Yes! I wondered what made him sign off on this.

  • Scromes1212

    Honestly him and his wife’s picture looked a little suspect smh guess they wanted there’s to be artsy or something. Not the best look.

  • Phillybruh

    He’s in a suit.

  • SpillyNillie

    I like the photo but not for this purpose. The painting should be a little more dignified.

  • Trey

    On a chair surrounded by flowers and leaves….where they do that at?

  • justlooking

    It’s great piece for your personal study, family room.

    I LOVE THE OBAMA’s I am not sure who I love more The President or the Mrs. But I swore when the camera when to her face during the unveiling she looked like this.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76dce42251bcb665315f62092a0722c134c3f9f89882949afd26b84fc7652774.gif

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    it’s different… because HE IS DIFFERENT!

  • Kemi

    Like the portrait of the Pres. not the surrounding garden. I’m trying to understand it.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I like it. If nothing else, it’s a modernized break from the norm.
    Just wait til they paint Don Cheetoh in his element….
    .
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca4f9e64b69911cc15ed0b9a188b45a8c00e3e393abe599d07054cc1d6c4fd4f.jpg

  • Trey

    My brother couldnt get a picture sitting at his desk like any other leader?

  • PhillyFacts

    He look like a slave taking a break after a tiring day in the field… I was hoping this was a joke..

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Ol Slick Willie up there standing like…. “This dack ain’t gone suck itself.”

  • PhillyFacts

    Too loud for my liking; agreed extremely “different,” and quite overwhelming….

  • Phillybruh

    lol

  • free

    i didn’t like it either. shyt looks stupid.

  • justlooking

    OH My gawd….LMAO

    My thought was he saying. Come jump on this sax

  • R Smith

    Nope!

  • Kay Gee

    The flowers in the foliage are (“I read”) from each of his heritage’s (I mean places he’s associated with Kenya, Hawaii, and Chicago) “common flower” (for a better choice of words). Anyway I think the artwork of the President is outstanding. I didn’t understand the foliage either, but once the flowers were explained, my focus became the flowers, and the amazing artwork of President Obama.

  • free

    he and michelle chose BLACK artists. they should have done better.

  • what?why

    The portraits speak to who they are and were in the White House. What’s the problem …

  • Noirluv45

    It’s a good thing I read your comment AFTER I swallowed my mouthful of coffee. I’d have choked for sure.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If you think this art represents Obama’s 8 years in office then you agree with his haters that his presidency was a joke.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    He looks like a slave? Are you fucking kidding with this comment?

  • Sleepy One

    I like it, his picture definitely stands out

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I agree. There are more talented black artists they could have chosen.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I swear, some of these comments are soooooooooooo dumb and disrespectful.

  • Trey

    Exactly…

  • cherrypie

    LMAO ————->>>> To the corner, NOW!

  • Trey

    I dont agree with the slave comment

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    And what would that be????? Im curious

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    you were/are one of the biggest nay sayers and bashers of the Obama administration…please, tell me what is joke-ish about the portrait?

  • justlooking

    @BadBiddie:disqus – Art is subjective

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    I’m totally for axing the “Norm” but this wasn’t it at all.

  • Phillybruh

    Just read up on what the flowers in the picture means. And why the artist who did Michelle’s does hers in the scale that she does. Their white house portraits are more Presidential but no one says these portraits couldn’t be different.

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    the portrait of Lady Michelle didn’t even look like her…not feeling it

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    STOP HATING….HE FLIPPED THE SCRIPT FROM THAT OLD MASSA LOOKN BACKGROUND! I LOVE IT! ITS REFRESHING!

  • Noirluv45

    At first, I wasn’t feeling the flowers, but then I read what they meant and now I understand. I like it because it’s different. President Obama and Michelle were different (there will never be anyone like them ever in the WH), and, to me, that’s what their portrait represents.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • justlooking

    LIke I said I admire and love them. She did not look over the moon. JMO

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The artist didn’t even take the time to PAINT Obama’s portrait. The foliage was Photoshopped all over the portrait. The image was better suited for a magazine article.

  • justlooking

    I agree, You know JKF was a deep thinker and probably wonder which one of his broads was going to ruin it for him.

    I JEST. not really

  • TOO REAL

    STOP THE HATE THESE PAINTINGS WERE CHOOSE BY THE OBAMAS AND IT’S WHAT THEY WANTED NOT THE PUBLIC. GET OVER IT. IT WILL ALWAYS STAND OUT AMONG THE OTHER PRESIDENTS LIKE HE SHOULD.

  • Quagsire!

    Pathetic

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If you think that pop art represents Obama’s 8 years in office, then you’re a bigger hater than I am.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What’s disrespectful is that garbage hanging in the Smithsonian as a legacy to the country’s first half black president.

  • Phillybruh

    Why can’t it though. Nothing, not even a picture erases the fact that he was indeed President and she was first lady. Why can’t they have pictures that are different from the rest. Maybe the others were to scared to do it.

  • mona q

    THANK YOU…

  • Dowoop

    So these arent their white house portraits?

  • mona q

    OKAY!? 100% Agree!

  • Trey

    Indeed…Obama should have put on an Adidas jump suit to complete the portrait

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    that would be false…pop art, traditional art, it wouldn’t matter to any one who’s anti-Obama. If you don’t appreciate the work of the artist that’s one thing. But to disqualify his entire administration (further) because you’re not connected to the piece…THAT’s the definition of HATER SR.

  • sunni_daze

    Speaking of the white women who elected Turd, I wonder how they feel. I’m sure more than a small portion may have or be victims of abuse in one way or another, how does feel knowing you basically voted your abuser into office. It has to feel like they are reliving their experience every time he attacks women or the me too movement. And I feel no sympathy for them.
    As far as this picture I don’t like in comparison to the others. But he wasn’t like the other anyway. I really HATE Michelle’s portrait that lady did her dirty.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    It wouldn’t matter if he rose Picasso himself from the dead to paint his portrait..there would be absolutely no pleasing anti-Obamaians…and that’s a fact. BUT to refer to the portrait as a slave image, to call it garbage…all of it DISRESPECTFUL

  • mona q

    They chose who they wanted. They chose whose art they appreciated. GET OVER IT. If they don’t have an issue with it…I don’t see the problem…trust me, if Michelle didn’t like the paintings, he would have been back to the drawing board…CLEARLY she and former President Obama liked them. PERIOD. Who cares what everyone else thinks? It’s how THEY wanted to be represented…not how people think they should be represented.

  • youbeu

    well, it really and truly could have been better portraits of them that could have showed a more Iconic and dignified painting of them. these fall way short

  • You Could Never

    When white folks do pop art its embraced.

    Andy Warhol and a WHOLE LOT of pop artists works are in the SAME Smithsonian you speak of ABOVE.

    We do it and its a joke.

    What more do you wannnnnnnnnnnnnt from USSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (in my Cryrese voice)

  • Noirluv45

    Period. The end.

  • You Could Never

    Im outta here *slams blog door so hard all the damn paintings shake and the ones of Bush and Reagan actually FALL ON DA FLO’*

  • ~~eb

    I will be honest, I don’t like either portrait and the one of Michelle is just AWFUL!

  • Tbay _

    Trump is an abuser? Evidence?

  • Phillybruh

    no

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Say and do whatever.. He will go down in history as the 44th President. What will nay sayers go down in history as?

  • You Could Never
  • Ms.Vanilla

    How do we know what they wanted?

  • You Could Never

    “During a court deposition, Ivana Trump—Donald’s first wife and mother to Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka—accused the president of raping her in 1989. The private account was described in former Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt III’s 1993 book, Lost Tycoon. It details the alleged “violent assault”

    http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-rape-sexual-assault-minor-wife-business-victims-roy-moore-713531

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    The painting doesn’t look presidential at all. So what if its expressionism at its finest if he wanted it to be different he could have been painted in that fly ass Easter suit he stepped out in that time. It look like he sitting in a field of poppy and marijuana plants….

  • justlooking

    This post is about to go left. Winter Edition You have been Banned

  • Tbay _
  • Noirluv45

    I’m thinking, if they signed off on it, they probably approved of it.

  • Calikush

    Yep, she sure did! But they tried it tho! Lol

  • justlooking

    Take me with you

  • Tbay _

    They always leave that part out lol

  • You Could Never

    *grabs yo hand*

  • Calikush

    Yes, yes, they do! Lol

  • deanya

    It sticks out like a swore thumb and I love it lol . It’ll always be the 1st picture people will be drawn to and it should be . The 1st mofo BLACK PRESIDENT ! and yeah people will remember that white women are the reason trump won and thats a L they gonna be taking til about 3000 ??

  • Lovely1

    I’m not too fond of the photo. Doesn’t look as prestigious.

  • Trey

    Whats dignified about that painting?

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Horrible- all of it.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    First half black ???

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I don’t know Noir. The unveiling was a secret until it was unveiled even to the Obamas. They are too courteous to reject the painting after they commissioned her to paint it. I could be wrong but I won’t go so far as to say that like it when they haven’t said either way. We just don’t know.

  • mona q

    Because every article that I’ve read says that they CHOSE this artist…usually when you choose an artist, it is because you like their style of artistry so you know the type of work they do…it’s really not rocket science for people to be getting this out of hand about it..besides that fact….This is for the museum. This is not his official oil painting!! People need to get a grip…

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    LOL

  • Calikush

    Dang, who pee’d in yo Cheerios? It’s just opinions! Nothing to get upset about! ?????

  • MissHarlem

    When you become of some importance you can dictate your portrait how you see fit. Until then….? ?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Thank you! She need to look at Noir response. Just communication.

  • Calikush

    For real! She’s taking it too personal! She needs a snicker! Lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Still giving those marvelous Nippy receipts out lol ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I love them ??

  • Keekz

    I am not a fan of President Obams’s geopolitical stance. However, he deserved a real portrait.

  • mona q

    My harsh response was not directed at you doll…just in general…I should have clarified that but yeah, it’s a little ridiculous to me that people are making such a big deal about it…and yes…it is my opinion.

  • Phillybruh

    You think they didn’t see these paintings before hand?

  • Renee26

    Fix it Jesus!!

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    That painting is awful. He should get another artist and redo the portrait. That’s terrible

  • You Could Never

    So….. We dont think Ivana was paid to do so? Ivana? Greedy bitter ass IVANA?And to do it when what? His presidential campaign was getting ready to be in full swing. Summer 2015.

    What a coinky dink.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e46f599f29da7f07940068b93678b586711b5a27e3f0cdc1871a8acf2261a33d.gif

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • sunni_daze

    Did I say that. You should read with uderstanding. My point is he’s lashing out at women and their abuse and he literally had a 2x woman BEATER working in the white house and was fully aware , and if you think he didn’t know Porter was a WOMAN BEATER, then I have a bridge in Poland for sale.
    SO yes he’s an abuser if you defend them or remain silent on their action you are just as guilty as the actual abuser.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • We Can Do This

    Classless and
    unsophisticated to say the least.

    The artist has a unique style of painting but this style shouldn’t have been used for a formal painting.

  • mona q

    These two separate artists were chosen each by the President and his wife. I’m sure they saw the paintings before hand but even if they didn’t, they both chose the artists that they chose for very specific reasons…each of these artists have addressed race in the past in their art and if you look closely, you will see subtle ways that they did it in these paintings. In ways that I didn’t even realize until I did my research and found out more. I liked the paintings before I read more about the details but I really do now!

  • mona q

    What part of my comment said I was taking it personal? None. I was harsh but not directed at anyone but by no means was anything in the comment reflecting of me taking anything personal. I simply stated my opinion just like everyone else…now you saying I took it personal, I take personally. lol…but serious.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Every other president in the house, he in the bushes. Why sway?

  • Renee26

    I wonder if the unveiling was a surprise…you can choose an artist all day but that doesn’t mean you approve of the end result. I would have needed to approve the portrait that would be part of my legacy… I’ve already told my son what type of pictures he can choose for my obituary; call me a control freak LOL

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You will always be an idiot

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Can we all just agree to disagree and move on to something else? I am not one to keep things going and going. It’s not that important.
    *NEW POST

  • Tbay _

    That’s the thing. We don’t know what to think. That’s why we need evidence. And there is none.
    We don’t know if she was paid or if she made the whole thing up in the first place. After all, she made the rape allegations during a divorce deposition. How do we know she didn’t make that up in order to get more money? They had a pre-nup so she wasn’t going to get much otherwise.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I like that of all of them, Obama’s portrait pops.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don’t think the POTUS wanted a stuffy portrait. On the news I saw a couple of presidential portraits that were not stuffy and presidential looking. This may be a new trend. I like this one better than Michelle’s — not because the artist isn’t talented but because it doesn’t look like her at all…

  • You Could Never

    Then you could have kept your opinion to your damn self. You hopped on her comment and now its lets move on. Folks here kill me.

  • You Could Never

    No. She is fine. She expressed HER opinion. If yall (YOU and Vanilla Chile) did not like it you did not have to respond.

  • Elevated Soul

    Obama commissioned the picture,so he knew what it was.It shows his narcissism.He wants to stand out as someone who did not belong in the Whitehouse because he was not a servant for America.He was serving enemies of America foreign and domestic. He was and is a globalist so it’s no shock that he wanted no association with the Whitehouse .

    The picture sums up Obama’s stint as a resident @ 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.They put that Kenyan near the outhouse..???

  • Tbay _

    You need to work on articulation. Your comments sound like you are accusing Trump himself of abuse. You mentioned nothing about Porter or Trump being an enabler. Your comment implied Trump is the abuser. How can I read with understanding if you aren’t providing all the information. Had you made this comment first, your message would be more clear.

  • Dollface

    As an artist, I must say I like it! Imagine the value of that portrait years from now. Genius if you ask me. :)

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Ok, Apple dumpling.

  • Noirluv45

    If your scenario is right, I’d hate to think they couldn’t approve it first since it’s such an important portrait. You could be right, Ms. V. ?????

  • sunni_daze

    If you watch the news then the blanks are easy to fill in if you listen to the cum shot talk , its clear he don’t give a single a fuck about these abuse victims. The only time cum shot said anything was after the news made it public he hired and the office supported a woman beater. They called POrter a good man.

  • Noirluv45

    That’s what’s Ms. Vanilla said, and I’m thinking it would be terrible for them not to give their approval for such an important portrait.

    Lol @ your picture. Girl, maybe you should have all that prepared ahead of time. I know my grandmother had her wishes already set forth way before she passed, dress, hair, and everything.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why would a so-called narcissist want a cheap painting.
    You contradicted yourself within the first three sentences.
    Please seek help.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Yet the public are entertaining the likes of Cardio B and some dayum Amigos..FOH. THESE screwed up 90’s crack babies with a bleek future WILL NOT BE THE DIRECTIVE NOR NARRATIVE OF MY PERCEPTION! Y’ALL CAN HAVE Y’ALL’S Beyonce Niki Cardi B trash and I’ll stick with the THE OLD HEADS AND ENJOY AND RELISH IN THE OLD OUTLOOK…CRACK BABIES AND NO VALUE OR LOW MORAL UNEDUCATED ONE TRACK MIND BADLY INFLUENCED SOCIAL MEDIA RAISED FCKUTARDS WILL NOT BE MY INFLUENCE! LOOK AT THE WORLD TODAY…ALLL MUCKED UP!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So now Sandra is an Obama concern troll?
    I guess earning those rubbles is getting more difficult these days.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes Michelle’s painting looks like a paint-by-the-numbers job.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Well whatever the case, it seems my simple question has been drawn into this all out back and forth it’s not even about my point anymore. Girl I tell ya I can’t help but laugh. You’re always a pleasure though… smooches.

  • datjerk

    I agree. The background is dumb af

  • vicci

    He look like he needs some hedge clippers. Her work is taste less. The beheading is sinful and macob. He should have another person give this portrait a .Makeover. Id draw a lawn mower on it.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    you can choose an artist all day but that doesn’t mean you approve of the end result.
    ______________________________
    Why is that so hard for so called intelligent beings to understand?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I think this portrait is okay to be in the former presidents home but not in the museum. They should give another artist a chance to paint his portrait and use the second one.

  • SumthinSweeter

    “Mr. Obama should have considered that people in 2118 won’t care that white women”….
    Ummm, no one can predict the future or the thought patterns of anyone 100 years from now. But yes, the portrait sucks of him.

  • vicci

    Don’t forget about generation prozac. The white version of blk crack babies. Lol

  • jayhawkpride

    He took the gay agenda to the next level. So this is the perfect pic!!

  • Not his legacy

    That painting won’t be his legacy. I like it. I do not like that painting of that black woman beheading that Becky. Tf. If trump can associate with KKK, rapists, white supremacists, neo Nazis, Obama can associate with militants.

  • Noirluv45

    But what you said isn’t illogical though. I totally understood your point of view. Girl, you are too! ?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The picture is hideous.
    This made me chuckle:
    “Obama chose Kehinde Wiley, a militant leftwing artist whose works include angry black women cutting off the heads of white women.”

    I swear, some people are so dramatic.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Exactly.

  • Look@m3

    Glad to know I wasn’t the only one thinking this is just CRAZINESS!!!! I don’t like it!

  • You Could Never

    Waiting 30 years to recant is all the evidence I personally need

  • Look@m3

    I’m sorry there is nothing artistic about that picture. He just did a Beyoncé maternity shoot with a suit on. He just need a floral arrangement on his head.

  • deadellamore

    Leave my boo alone! When they reveal Trump’s pic I hope it is a pic of a piece of sh$t on a golden thrown.

  • You Could Never

    Ronnie is on the front porch

  • Look@m3

    THANK YOU ….that is all I’m saying! Him sitting in a chair in the mist of bushes. There is nothing presidential, artistic, regal or powerful about this picture. Its offensive if you ask me!

  • You Could Never

    Its okay to not like this pic. My question is why the fukk some of…okay A LOT of…yall are mad at the ones WHO DO LIKE it?

  • Look@m3

    I literally laughed out loud at this. You really went there…

  • We Can Do This

    It’s clownish and silly even.

    The artist may as well had Obama posing in front of a Cadillac with gold rims and Vogue tires. Just my take.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I doubt this picture is his legacy, it’s swagged out just like him. Out with that old stuffy shyt!

  • Look@m3

    Holding a piece of chicken with a 40 in a brown paper bag….

  • Look@m3

    lol

  • the guest

    The Smithsonian Gallery portraits of both President and First Lady Obama are exquisitely executed and perfect for the respective artists’ own collection and exhibitions, but are not suited for the Smithsonian Presidential Gallery.

    For the Smithsonian Presidential Gallery, the first lady should not be portrayed with bare arms. It is not traditional or proper etiquette for women of stature to be portrayed with bare arms in formal portraits and settings. I LOVE the intention and care given to feminizing the artistic image of our black first lady countering the racist attacks on black femininity she endured.

    President Obama should be standing in his Smithsonian Presidential Gallery portrait as his presidential stand is the most magnificent of all presidents and his presidential stand is his signature.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    I agree. The black artists who painted the Obamas really let me down. The portrait of Michelle doesn’t even look like Michelle.

  • shun king

    she said it “looks” cheap

  • Lady_Elle

    I HATE the portrait! Ugh!!!

    It looks like a caricature.

    This portrait is fine to be hung in the Smithsonian… just not in the Presidential Gallery!
    Disappointed! :-(

  • Trace da Ace

    Sandy, I agree 10000%!! This “portrait” is both a disgrace and a eyesore….too much greenery!!!! What the hell??? He SHOULD have had a better background….that mess, it makes me head hurt…..and Michelle’s don’t even look like her!!! #redo

  • TheOwley

    They wanted a black artist and they got him. Apparently talent was not a concern to them. If he wanted to stand out, he certainly achieved that but not in a dignified way. They commissioned this guy for his final F U all, specially all those white men that surround him.

  • Liah

    His choice….

  • Renee26

    I told my son if he doesn’t abide by my final wishes I would haunt him forever LOL….don’t have me in the casket with no ugly wig or clothes and if I look bad and unrecognizable just give me a closed casket…I need to be shaaarp honey!

  • Noirluv45

    Lol! I hear ya, Renee! ? #casketsharp!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    *reads comments* Y’all funny

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I like both painting. It’s different from the norm. But some art isn’t for everyone.

  • AWFUL

    AWFUL…………JUST AWFUL, Looks like he is resting from picking apples.

  • vicci

    Just in.. Baracks artist affiliated with ms. Spirit cooker. Chile…

  • Tausha T. W.

    Obamas should have chosen Richard Wilson to paint their portraits. They called Barack Obama biracial until he became president. Now he is black. Obama is confirming all the racist stereotypes. He is making Amerikkka great again.

  • Kanyade

    I saw a vidja on the artist and how he creates these paintings. It takes a team, apparently, as it was multiple artists working on say, one painting. I thought it was done alone, but hey, it’s creative. Even photoshop mix with oil or acrylic is still art…

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I know. Believe it or not, alot of it is people still mad about shat from a long time ago when I used to use MsCaramel. Not all of them but a select few. They use any chance to try to argue and come out the box swinging. They think I don’t know but I know exactly who they are. Chile they need to get over it and move on.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “when I used to use MsCaramel”

    So, in other words, you were banned before? ?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    MsCaramel is not banned Sandra.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It’s the same damn thing.
    Do you think that Obama didn’t see the painting and approved it before it was unveiled?

  • V Dubb

    ??

  • V Dubb

    #StillUgly

  • Devils

    G@y Z and Beyonce mess with her as well. All of them are some demonic soul sellers.

  • Connie

    Smh…..you would think people would research the meaning of the painting before spewing all these negative criticisms. No matter how crazy an artist work looks to the eye (especially a non-creative one) there’s always some underlying inspirational explanation attached.

  • speakinmymind

    Me no likey

  • speakinmymind

    A piece of shit swirling down a toilet!

  • speakinmymind

    Macabre

  • speakinmymind

    Hollerin ???

  • rachel

    Is that true? Are you kidding?

  • Blak

    The most ugliest portraits I’ve ever seen. This is what he wanted so he got it. What a joke

  • PhillyFacts

    Nope they have him playing the field, that’s why I made my comment. This puts us back hundreds of years in the field where many believe we still belong, in their quest to make America great again. I don’t think people understood what I was saying Trey, but I despise the portrait….

  • Vegas1989

    I could have done better with my stick man art….LOL

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Nope- instead he playing hide and seek in the backyard.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    No tie

  • Taj

    That image is not doing well to dispel the rumors about Obama being a pansy. Just sayin’. I didn’t believe it at first but if this is how he want to be portrayed then I have reason to believe he likes mens.

  • Noirluv45

    What? You mean to tell me people remember stuff like that. I’ve been angry at some points of view before, but I never (unless I block them) remember who or what they said. Lol! SMH, girl. Yes, they need to get over and get on!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Still need quality, no matter the skin color of the artist!!

  • Trey

    And now they are doing closeups on the portrait saying they drew sperm on Obama hairline….Obama got hit with the Okie Doke on this one….

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yes chile. Some people are just that petty. But let’s drop it before the hurt dog hollers… lol

  • i troll it like i see it

    I don’t have an issue with Barak Obama’s painting, it’s Michelle Obama’s painting that turned out shitty.

  • Noirluv45

    Ah huh, some people sure are. It’s like, “Let it gooooo.”

  • shun king

    yes and he approved of that weird painting with it homosexual theme

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Homosexual theme?

    You’re like the kid in the movie the Sixth Sense except you see ghey every where.
    Seek help immediately.

  • gro$$

    hmmm spill the tea

  • Stuffin10

    It looks like to me that they made it look like he’s in the jungle, but they used ivy to throw as off and Michele Obama looks like Kerry Washington …..

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    The painting is dope! Obama is a black man, but they expect him to have the same artistic taste of a White person? lol

  • wonderland

    Ummm. It is 2018. No one says “dope” anymore in the way you said it.

    What’s the matter? Couldn’t spell “groovy, daddy-o”?

  • Gina

    Doesn’t matter what it looks like cause the Obama’s approved of it . .they don’t mind looking stupid ,so why should we care?

  • shun king

    That painting is an ode to homosexuality and a blind man can see that

  • davine puddin

    Forget about my politics I hate those pictures. Even if it was Trump i would still hate those pictures. He should have kept it conservative and commissioned a hyperrealist to paint them. It look clownish

  • FlorenceJohnston

    The flowers represent Hawaii, Kenya, and Chicago.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    The artist could of incorporated a beautiful vase of flowers to evoke the same representation.

  • Brandy Knox

    Who gives af that she said dope. Stfu and get a life. U on here making yourself look dumb.

  • Jussjess25

    Auntie you are absolutely right!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you see the spermatozoa on Obama’s forehead? Disgraceful! This is a family blog so I’m not posting it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What about the sperm on his forehead?

  • PynkCloudz

    Dang and Michelle’s is even worse. Tragic

  • Anji

    I love Kehinde, but don’t care for the look. I appreciate the concept and would’ve expected a Black artist to deviate from white norm.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I understand he took an artist around his circle, but this will remain forever in the vault. I saw the comparison with Homer Simpson hiding in the bushes memes. No bueno

  • GIJoeJones

    I have had so much love for Obama as a man. Don’t always agree with Democrat ideas and policies, but for the most part, I really like Obama as a fellow dude.
    With that said, this portrait is trash, and is certainly not on the level of the stately poses and settings depicted in the other presidential portraits. I’m sad that he let this happen.
    And I agree, that ‘slick Willie’ does appear to be making certain regions available for service.

  • Bobby J.

    Since when does an apostrophe make a noun plural?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You need help like yesterday.

  • Marilyn Wakefield

    You say Obama deserves a better legacy. No, he doesn’t. This is what he has chosen for himself… a vision of hatred toward white folks and everlasting division. I am so glad I helped elect President Trump instead of another person full of hate and loathing.

  • WeWa

    Have a look at his “wife’s” package dancing on the Ellen Degeneres show.

  • Buzzwy

    or cotton

  • WeWa

    Maybe a little remedial English would help you.

  • WeWa

    Took into right into the White House with his “wife.”

  • Buzzwy

    What a way to distance yourself from White folks. Ugly with a capital UGH!

  • Gina

    Sir this is not an English class,it is a celebrity gossip site. It’s not that serious.

  • Bobby J.

    Therefore…”anything goes”?
    Sad indeed.
    Sorry for you.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    lf he loves it, I love it lol

  • Patricia

    he approved this and y’all already know black folks gotta be extra with everything. obama is no exception.

  • Elevated Soul
  • Shanese

    ??

  • Shanese

    Harpo who dis woman? That looks more like Harriet Tubman and that’s supposed to be Michelle? Pitiful. Throw the white whole painting away

  • Shanese

    First thought was harpo who dis woman? I thought I was looking at Harriet Tubman with lip fillers from Kylie Jenner’s surgeon but I guess not

  • Shanese

    They should’ve made it more bright and appealing it literally just looks like he’s sitting in a cotton field and flowers in Chicago?

  • Shanese

    Loool omg! What am I reading right now

  • Murray Slaughter

    He looks like he’s sitting on the toilet.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Really, people are upset about his painting? Guess they have that kind of time. Whatever.