Top-6 World Leaders Who Disgraced Themselves in Front of the Cameras
The recent photo shoot of Emmanuel Macron with half-naked dark-skinned guys made a real sensation in the network - the French were deeply offended by the behavior of their president. We decided to recall how other leaders of different countries “became famous”
1. Emmanuel Macron
Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the island of St. Maarten and brought back strange photos. On them, the politician is depicted embracing with naked dark-skinned men, who are clearly not constraining themselves in their manners. As it turned out - with former prisoners. In one of the photographs, a dark-skinned guy shows an obscene gesture into the camera, pressing the French president to his chest with his other hand.
Photos instantly caused a wave of indignation of French politicians and ordinary citizens in social networks.
“We cannot even find words to express our indignation. France certainly does not deserve it. This is unforgivable! ”Wrote the leader of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, on her Twitter.
According to French media, Macron’s visit to the island could be a good opportunity to restore his reputation and was designed to show that the president is not arrogant and “close to the people.” But it didn't work out very well.
At the same time, Emmanuel Macron is far from the only European leader who has fallen because of attempts to raise his reputation in the eyes of his people and the world community or simply because of distraction.
2. Theresa May's Crazy Dance
British Prime Minister Theresa May in August of this year became famous for her strange dances in Africa. At first, she danced with schoolchildren in South Africa, and a few days later, to the applause of her African colleagues, she danced with scouts in Kenya. Strange and angular, like a robot, the movements of the politician caused bewilderment and laughter in the network, and also angered the British, who called her "dancing idiot."
3. Petro Poroshenko: forgot the national anthem of Ukraine and bowed to McCain
The current authorities of Ukraine like to call themselves Europe and rush into the ranks of "advanced countries". But especially they are trying hard to "improve" relations with the United States.
For example, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has recently angered the Internet with his kneeling in front of the grave of US Senator John McCain. The Kiev leader even called him "the hero of the Ukrainian people." True, in the homeland such expansive courtesy and servility were not appreciated - everyone in social networks decided that Poroshenko humiliated himself and Ukraine.
Another embarrassment with the president of Ukraine came out in August of this year, when he forgot the words of the national anthem. In his Facebook, Poroshenko decided to congratulate Yalta on the city’s day with a line from the Ukrainian national anthem - and he made three mistakes in it: instead of “Ukraine has glory, and will”, he written “Ukraine has never been killed by glory, and will”.
4. Viktor Yanukovych: At the parade he treated Medvedev with candy
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych also found himself in rather awkward situations. Thus, during a military parade on the day of Ukraine’s liberation in October 2004, he decided to treat Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev with candy. Medvedev gladly accepted the treat, while Putin refused with a smile. After that, Yanukovych and Medvedev began to chew candy with very serious faces.
5. Jean-Claude Juncker: A slap in the face of Viktor Orban
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in May 2015 distinguished himself by a very familiar trick at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga. When the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Obran approached him, Juncker greeted him with the words “Hello dictator” and slapped him on the cheek. Orban kept his composure and took this gesture with humor.
In addition, the head of the European Commission was regularly accused of alcohol abuse: at business meetings, the politician often lost his balance and almost fell several times.
6. Mikhail Saakashvili and his tie
Of course, it is impossible not to recall the famous incident with the ex-President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili. In August 2008, BBC journalists wrote interviews with the politician, and then his phone rang. Without asking to turn off the camera, Saakashvili answered the call and after a while began to nervously chew his tie. These shots were published on the air of the TV channel and “glorified” the President of Georgia to the whole world.