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White House Considers Obama Selfie Ban

David Ortiz may have taken the last selfie with the President


The White House may soon ban taking selfies with President Barack Obama.


Dan Pfeiffer, the White House’s senior adviser, said that the selfie of Obama taken by David Ortiz last week has triggered a look into the practice. He says that it could be “the end of all selfies” as the President didn’t know of Ortiz’s connection to Samsung (SSNLF). The White House disapproves of images of the President being used promote a product, reports the New York Post.

The selfie was taken by Ortiz after he presented Obama with a Red Sox jersey. Oritz has a deal with Samsung and the Obama selfie was shared with the company’s 5.2 million followers on Twitter (TWTR). The White House has objected to images of the President being used to promote products in the past.

Pfeiffer didn’t say if the White House would be taking legal action against Samsung for the Obama selfie, but he did say that he’ll leave discussion of the White House’s complaints to the lawyers, the New York Post notes.

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