Below is the video that really made the Chinese mad.
Weird, it seems some cultures demand a little formality from their leaders, and smacking gum around during official events is considered rude!
Come on. Our president is a relaxed dude. Don’t they realize he puts his feet up on antique, historic furniture at home?
That’s the Resolute desk, in case you’re wondering, a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 that has been used by various president’s ever since.
So dudes, chill out! Our president can fight a war or even eliminate poverty from a reclining position, no problem!
Chinese critics branded Obama an “idler” and a “careless rapper,” among other names. I suppose it got much worse from there.
Mr. President, when you represent us overseas in cultures that were not infected by the “If it feels good do it” mentality during the 1960s, may I suggest . . .
As long as you don’t wear it on your forehead, this should keep you from harming our image in countries where you are representing us.
Or, you know, just quit your habit.