[tr-shareit ]First Lady Michelle Obama gritted her teeth in rage Monday as her husband treated Nelson Mandela’s memorial like a Justin Bieber concert, openly joking with the pretty blond prime minister of Denmark in the middle of the services.[/tr-shareit]
The first lady’s icy glare seemed to be sending the message that the president’s antics were not fit for a solemn service for the world’s most respected human-rights leader.
Besides, all of Michelle’s angry looks couldn’t kill her hubby’s regarded inappropriate behavior — as he continued to laugh, flirt and whisper with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
The two leaders even posed for an iPhone “selfie” with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The antics occurred as eulogies were being given inside Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, where 91 world leaders had gathered to say goodbye to Mandela, who died Dec. 5.
At one point, Michelle switched seats with her husband, placing herself between the president and Thorning-Schmidt, who is 46 and married.
The president’s glad-handing left Michelle Obama clearly furious and mortified. She refused to even look at what her husband was doing with his fellow head of state.
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However, the AFP photographer who took picture of Barack Obama, David Cameron and Denmark’s Helle Thorning-Schmidt, insists Michelle Obama had been smiling only moments before.
Michelle Obama’s stern expression during a picture of David Cameron, Barack Obama and Denmark’s Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was captured “by chance” and she had been laughing only seconds before, according to the photographer.
It was a misleading image capturing a natural and relaxed atmosphere, according to Roberto Schmidt, the AFP photographer responsible for the snap.
“Anyway, suddenly this woman pulled out her mobile phone and took a photo of herself smiling with Cameron and the US president,” he wrote in a blog for AFP.
“I captured the scene reflexively. All around me in the stadium, South Africans were dancing, singing and laughing to honour their departed leader. It was more like a carnival atmosphere, not at all morbid.”
“I later read on social media that Michelle Obama seemed to be rather peeved on seeing the Danish prime minister take the picture. But photos can lie. In reality, just a few seconds earlier the first lady was herself joking with those around her, Cameron and Schmidt included. Her stern look was captured by chance.”
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