Selfie with Obama and David Cameron ‘wasn’t inappropriate,’ Danish PM insists

National Post | News

David Cameron and his Danish counterpart have defended taking part in a “selfie” with Barack Obama during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

The British Prime Minister was pictured with President Obama and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the daughter-in-law of Lord Kinnock, the former Labour leader, huddled around the Dane’s mobile phone.

The trio faced criticism on social media for not treating the event with enough reverence. But Mrs. Thorning-Schmidt said the picture showed all three leaders were “just people”.

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“It wasn’t inappropriate,” she said. “There were lots of pictures taken that day, and I just thought it was a bit fun. Maybe it also shows that when we meet heads of state and government, we too are just people who have fun.”

She added: “There was a sadness, but it was basically a festive event that also celebrated a man who has lived for 95 years and achieved so much in…

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