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DANISH NEWS - Stephen Kinnock, one of the few who saw the infamous selfie being taken, has a different take on the involvement of Prime Minister David Cameron
According to the husband of Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, to the Huffington Post, British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed his way into the infamous selfie shot between Thorning and Obama.
In December 2013, Thorning-Schmidt appeared on newspaper front pages across the world when a ‘selfie’ she posed for with Barack Obama and David Cameron at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Soweto went viral online. (See Embarrassing Thorning Picture Goes Viral).
”The most striking thing about the selfie was our prime minister muscling in on the left,” says Stephen Kinnick, Thorning-Schmidt’s husband, “she was sitting and chatting with Obama, then the selfie idea somehow emerged, and then suddenly Cameron appeared in shot and managed to muscle himself in on the picture.”
Defending himself in the House of Commons, Cameron later said that “when a member of the Kinnock family asked me for a photograph, I thought it was only polite to say yes”.
It’s a version of events that the Danish prime minister’s husband seems to dispute when the Huffington Post asked him for his reaction to the photo.
Kinnock, of course, is one of the few people on earth to have seen the actual selfie – rather than the picture of the selfie being taken – and says, with a cheeky grin, that Thorning-Schmidt will one day “later down the track” release it for public consumption.
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