Obama takes 'funeral selfie' at Nelson Mandela memorial

Aside from shaking hands with Raul Castro during a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, President Barack Obama is also making headlines for participating in the "funeral selfie" trend.

A Getty photographer captured the moment as the POTUS leaned together with the prime ministers of Denmark and the United Kingdom, extended his arm and snapped the shot with a cellphone.

As you can see in the photos, Michelle Obama wasn't having it and it seems as if she even made her husband switch seats.

Technically, the president was at a memorial service and not a funeral, but he's still landed on the front page of Selfies at Funerals website and has been criticized across the web for what the New York Daily News calls a "funeral faux-pas."

But perhaps Obama looked to a past president for inspiration: George W. Bush also attended the memorial and posted an Instagram photo of him smiling next to U2 singer Bono. No one seems to care about that, though.

So far, the now-infamous selfie hasn't shown up on any of the president's social media accounts, and I have a feeling it won't given the virtual uproar.

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