[HUMOR] SNL Spoofs Obama Funeral Selfie

December 17, 2013
Advertisement

Saturday Night Live  (SNL) wasted no time in tackling the comedy of errors that unfortunately distracted from the public memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95-years-old on Dec. 5 and was laid to rest in his childhood home of Qunu, South Africa on Dec. 15 after 10 public days of mourning.

As NewsOne previously reported, South Africa’s deaf federation claimed that the sign language interpreter at Mandela‘s memorial service was a phony.  Concerns were raised by deaf people watching the memorial held on December 10 in FNB stadium. Though mystery initially shrouded the incident, it was discovered that interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie suffered from Schizophrenia and was allegedly in the midst of a psychotic break. Jantjie claims that he was hallucinating that angels were talking to him and was doing the best that he could.

In addition to that, there was Selfiegate. President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt snapped a selfie that caused the media to lose their collective mind. Not only was it a polarizing picture for some, First Lady Michelle Obama was captured with a stern expression on her face.

Advertisement

Roberto Schmidt, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer who took the infamous selfie, said the fracas was much ado about nothing, but it still proved to be ripe SNL material.

[Source: NewsOne.com]

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
Advertisement

You may be interested

Jobs
2 views

Preneed Funeral Sales Advisor

CDFuneralNews - August 11, 2017

Premier Funeral Solutions is currently seeking a Preneed Funeral Sales Advisor . Premier Funeral Solutions offers tools and methodologies developed to help…

12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know
Marketing
3 views
Marketing
3 views

12 Benefits of Social Media Every Funeral Home Needs to Know

Ryan Thogmartin - August 10, 2017

Social media is 'marketing.' It's not the new marketing, it's the current state of marketing, and funeral homes and death care companies can no longer afford to ignore it. There are so many reasons why death care companies need to get their heads out of the sand and start engaging on the platforms used by over 68% of all Americans.

Six Times Twitter Reminded Us Funerals Don’t Have to be Boring
Humor
57 views
Humor
57 views

Six Times Twitter Reminded Us Funerals Don’t Have to be Boring

Madison Ashby - August 9, 2017

These six people had funerals on their mind for one reason or another and decided to share with the Twitter world what they were thinking, and I’m pretty glad they did. People can come up with some pretty crazy things if you let them ramble.

Comments