Twitter Chews Up Obama after Gum Gaffe at Solemn D-Day Ceremony


by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

Yes, our Dear Leader, Barack Obama was actually chewing GUM at the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France today. Unbelievable.

And he did it repeatedly…

As the BBC reported:

Social media users tore into Barack Obama on Friday after the US president was seen chewing gum during solemn ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

People took to Twitter to denounce Obama’s “shameful” and “vulgar” chewing, with one user attacking him as a “lout.”

“Obama do you want a Coke too while chewing gum while the Marseillaise is being played?” said toto_des_bois, referring to the French national anthem.

“The Queen arrives and you have Obama chewing gum, #DDay70” said diminou, another Twitter user.

Other reactions:

French Twitter was, to put it mildly, not happy. Translation is hardly required…


You don’t need to speak the language to pick up on the anger conveyed by “classe,” “merde,” and, of course, all caps.

Stay classy, Mr. President.

Photo via Helga Weber/Flickr (CC-BY-ND 2.0)

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