How many fin­gers does Obama have?

Twit­ter left puz­zled by ex Prez’s por­traits

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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.

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