Not for a second would this moron stop to think this may be disrespectful.
Barack Obama has been accused of being disrespectful after being caught chewing gum during the Republic Day parade in India.
A photo of the President removing the gum from his mouth before popping it back in, has been shared across Twitter. At the time, Indian Prime Minister Nardndra Modi appears to be trying to explain something to the president.
Twitter user Shobhaa De wrote: ‘Barack bhai working his jaws overtime and chewing gum! At least it’s isn’t gutka. But seriously – gum during a formal parade?’
American media speculated that Mr Obama was most probably chewing Nicorette.
Peter Baker, a White House correspondent, tweeted, ‘Obama appears to be enjoying parade, shown on Indian television bobbing his head with the music. Seems to be chewing gum, probably Nicorette.’
David B Cohen tweeted: ‘That’s his 21-gum salute RT @Vamsee9002: Just now saw Prez Obama chewing something.’
In November The Washington Post reported that Mr Obama was using the Nicorette to try and beat his cigarette cravings.
Its report said: ‘For Obama, gum isn’t about vanity’ and said his aides had described the president’s quest to kick cigarettes as a ‘lifelong struggle’.
This isn’t the first time Obama has been caught chewing gum.
He was lambasted on social media for doing so at the APEC summit in Beijing and at a Second World War ceremony in France.
Indian media called it an ungainly sight.