Media, Politics

Epic Art Fail: Official Obama Portrait Full of Oddities

Once in a while, we like to take a break from political intrigues to have a little fun…particularly at Barack Obama’s expense.

So it’s a great occasion to take stock of the newly revealed official portrait of the 44th President of the United States, which is a major departure from virtually every portrait before it.

First, there’s the odd background of ivy which looks curiously similar to poison sumac.

Then there’s the chair with one arm missing.

There’s the obvious lack of a necktie, which we suppose is emblematic of Obama’s presidency in which nothing was taken seriously.

And finally, what’s the deal with the sixth finger on his left hand?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

The newly released portrait of former President Barack Obama is raising some troubling questions, not the least of which is “WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?” The portrait was unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Let’s begin with the odd background of the painting, which looks like a cross between a Caribbean street mural and Fenway Park’s Big Green Monster. It’s supposed to be some sort of homage to Obama’s roots in Chicago, Kenya, and Hawaii or something:

ut let’s forget all that for now and focus on the freakishly large hands. Those paws nearly span the distance from his wrist to his elbow. Stop reading this for just a second and hold your hand up to your forearm. Is yours anywhere close to the length of your forearm? No? Mine either, and neither is anyone else’s except maybe Andre the Giant. Was the artist making a statement about Trump’s notoriously small digits? We’ll probably never know, but we can do the math. To punctuate his point, it seems Wiley may have given Obama an extra finger.

 

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