Obama Denies 13-Year-Old Army Daughter A Selfie


13-year-old Mika Taylor was denied a “selfie” with President Barack Obama Saturday when he arrived to a U.S. army base in Seoul. 

Taylor and a group of her friends from the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan were waiting with a bright orange sign for the president’s arrival, which read: “MR. PRESIDENT MAY A [sic] HAVE A SELFIE WITH YOU?”

When Obama passed Taylor, he said that he’d have to take a selfie with everyone if he took one with her.

“Just take a picture of me as I’m going by,” Obama said.

Though Obama denied Taylor, he didn’t fail to take a picture with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak less than 24 hours later.

Obama was criticized earlier this month when he took a separate selfie with Red Sox legend David Ortiz – the two used a Samsung smartphone, which Ortiz was signed on to promote.

Press Secretary Jay Carney pointed out that when someone tries to use the president’s likeness to promote a product, it’s a problem. However, there will not be a ban on presidential selfies any time soon.

Sources: DailyMail, Gawker


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