President Obama’s “selfie” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service won’t be shared.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who snapped the photo of herself, President Obama, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, said she won’t be posting the photo.
“It isn’t a particularly good picture,” Thorning-Schmidt told the Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet. She did not say whether she would be deleting the photo entirely or saving it for herself.
While some have criticized the smiling group photo for being taken at a memorial service, Thorning-Schmidt expressed no regrets, saying that many pictures of Obama were taken that day and that the overall atmosphere of the event was “festive,” with a great deal of singing and even dancing.
She also said that the picture demonstrated that when world leaders meet, they’re also ordinary people “having fun together.”. . .