Photo Of Obama With A Fly On His Forehead Goes Viral [VIDEO]
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | January 25, 2013 12:27 PM EST
A photo of President Barack Obama with a fly on his forehead was released Thursday by Reuters, and the photo and a video of the moment spread across the Internet faster than he could apparently move to swat the bug away.
The Reuters picture, which is quite the unique shot, was so popular that the Drudge Report, one of the Web's most-popular political sites and one of the top 500 most-visited websites in the world, posted it as the top image on its homepage above the odd headline "Here Come The Flies."
A couple of GIFs of the moment quickly went viral, and Obama can be seen swiping the fly away as he tries to lead a press conference nominated Mary Jo White to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission and re-nominated Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this afternoon in the State Dining Room at the White House," according to Atlantic Wire.
Apparently, Obama wasn't excited about the extra spectator at his press conference, as he told the gathered press and attendees, "this guy's bothering me," while it lingered near his head.
Check out video of the moment provided by the Washington Post by clicking "play" below:
The President may soon be given the nickname Lord of the Flies if he doesn't stop with all the fly swatting. Back in 2009 he killed a fly during an interview with CNBC in the White House that quickly became quite the sensation, as he is apparently very deft at warding the bugs off with his bare hands, as you can see in this video of that hilarious (and impressive) moment in presidential history:
And it appears that Obama is heeding the advice of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which called his CNBC fly swatting incident an "execution," according to Politico, and has decided to take a humane approach to pesky insects by simply shooing them away, rather than killing them. Or he just missed.
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