Netizens again target Obama for chewing gum during R-day parade
Obama, the chief guest at the function, was spotted removing his chewing gum & popping it up again into his mouth while PM Narendra Modi was seen trying to explain something to him.
The U.S. President, a known user of Nicorette, a gum used to stop smoking cravings, was seen chewing a gum at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing in November last year.
Obama appears to be enjoying parade, shown on Indian television bobbing his head with the music. Seems to be chewing gum, probably Nicorette
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) January 26, 2015
Even at the G20 summit in November in Brisbane, the President was spotted smacking gum as he had a conversation with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the first plenary session.
Obama was not chewing gum. It was last night's Rabri. #RDayWithObama
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) January 26, 2015
In June 2014, he was chewing gum during solemn ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Barack bhai working his jaws overtime and chewing gum! At least it isn't gutka. But seriously - gum during a formal parade?
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) January 26, 2015
The US leader faced similar attacks on social media after he was seen apparently chewing gum during Nelson Mandela’s funeral in December 2013.
Obama is chewing gum! Seriously uncool!
— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) January 26, 2015
Reports say the most powerful man in the world has faced an on-off battle to quit smoking.
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