Yesterday, dozens of world leaders gathered together to celebrate the life of deceased former South African President Nelson Mandela. There were many news stories of the day but one that picked up a lot of traction on social media was a set of photos of Michelle Obama giving Barack the side-eye as he posed for pictures with the Danish Prime Minister.
While it may look like Michelle is mad at Barack for flirting, it turns out that is not the case. The cameraman who took the scandalous pictures came out today to set the record straight that these pictures did not reflect the situation people have made it to be.
“I took these photos totally spontaneously, without thinking about what impact they might have,” the AFP photographer admitted.
“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.”
While it may be a hilarious story, from the photographers perspective at least, Michelle was not in fact giving Barack a cold stare.