President Obama’s showcasing one of his bad habits to the world again.
On hand for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Monday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he committed what the Times of India called “an ungainly sight.”
— India Today (@IndiaToday) January 26, 2015
According to the Times several people posted pictures of Obama removing chewing gum while Modi was talking to him. An act that seemed disrespectful to many.
The Times rightly pointed out that chewing gum at important functions has become somewhat of a habit for Obama.
In June he angered the French when he was spotted chewing gum during a World War II commemoration ceremony and in November he agitated many in the Chinese press by partaking of his favorite confection during the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation.
It is believed by many in the media that Obama uses gum chewing as part of his effort to kick the habit of cigarette smoking.
Many don’t care what his reason is and expressed their outrage on Twitter.
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
Things we've learned about Obama: -Sleeps more than Modi -Loves broccoli -Chews gum What a diplomatically productive trip it's been.
— Rega Jha (@RegaJha) January 26, 2015
Wats wit Obama chewin a gum while watchin a formal parade… #republicday2015
— Sumona Chakravarti (@sumona24) January 26, 2015
I just saw Obama taking out chewing gum with hand from mouth and puting back inside mouth again.. Yuck #RepublicDay
— Kuldeep Bhatt (@TeslaJi) January 26, 2015
Hehe. Obama took out the chewing gum from his mouth when modi was talking to him, and put it back when the conversation ended.
— Devirupa Mitra (@DevirupaM) January 26, 2015
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