Not content with embarrassing America by shaking hands with Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's
funeral memorial, President Obama also took time to take a dorky (tacky?) selfie with his prime minister pals David Cameron and Helle Thorning-Schmidt:
Michelle Obama is clearly annoyed. Like way more annoyed than she was during the inauguration, when she was accused of throwing shade at John Boehner. This looks like pure shade (though there is a delicious theory that Michelle Obama is just not all too fond of the Danish Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt and not the selfie itself).
Michelle, of course, is voicing the annoyance of the nation. A couple of months ago, the United States was swept into a debate whether our country was in a downward spiral because teens were Instagramming themselves at funerals. And now, our nation's most visible role model, along with the U.K.'s and Denmark's, are all shamelessly selfie-ing themselves at the memorial of one of the greatest heroes this world will ever see.
It remains to be seen whether or not America will now plunge into obscurity under the weight of all these selfies.
Update 11:36 a.m.: We have confirmation that there was another U.S. President who is mugging at Mandela's funeral. President George W. Bush appears to have taken a goofy shot with Bono and posted it on his Instagram:
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