How many fingers does Obama have?
Twitter left puzzled by ex Prez’s portraits
TWITTER users were left scratching their heads after it appeared the artist who painted former President Barack Obama’s official portrait had given the former head of state a sixth finger.
Kehinde Wiley, 41, who was commissioned to paint the portrait that will hang in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
While the painting drew praise for its bright background and Obama’s relaxed pose, some eagle-eye viewers drew attention to the former president’s left hand.
Many Twitter users said where the pinky finger creased, it looked like it featured an extra finger tucked under his palm.
Another critique was that the ex-commander-in-chief’s hands seemed way too large, almost as long as his forearms and twice as big as his head.
Twitter users quickly flocked to social media to ask others the question puzzling them all.
“What’s extra weird: Obama has an extra finger growing beneath his pinky on his left hand,” one user tweeted.
“Serious Question — why does Obama have the appearance of a 6th finger?? Mistake? Or something else??” another one wrote.
One user commented: “Why does Obama have an extra finger tucked behind his others?”
Unveiled Tuesday, the portraits of the Obamas will hang at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. “That’s pretty sharp,” the ex-president said as he and artist Kehinde Wiley unveiled the portraits. Michelle’s portrait, created by Amy Sherald, had been unveiled first, and the former president quickly applauded the artist for capturing the “hotness of the woman that I love.”
Paintings will be put up at a national gallery
Former US president Barack Obama speaks at the event; (right top) the flawed painting; (bottom) Michelle’s portrait.