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This Is What The Internet Did To A Photo Of Obama Shooting A Gun

The White House asked that the picture not be photoshopped. The internet responded with... this.

Posted on February 4, 2013, at 12:29 p.m. ET

The White House released this photo on Saturday, with a standard request not to photoshop.

Pete Souza/The White House

This is the standard disclaimer released with every photo posted to The White House's Flickr Photostream: "The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House."

But the internet said 'Yes We Can.'

Some people used it as a political statement.

Some thought Obama looked like a Red Coat.

Others thought it made him look like a Union soldier.

But either way, not as badass as the Queen of England.

The internet pondered an Obama shooting game..

Some thought it made the president look macho.

Others mocked Obama for not being very adept with firearms.

But most of the internet is just weird.


And some of the internet thought the whole photo was fake.

One thing is for sure though...

America enjoys our presidents with firearms.