Some call him ‘President Beefcake’. Others just call the upcoming Washingtonian Magazine cover, showing a shirtless Barack Obama, embarrassing. Read more about it below, see photos and a video.
Forget Chavez, Ortega, and Ahmedinejad. And remember those two war zones? Iraq and, and, and…
Apparently, the American people are more interested in seeing Barack Obama shirtless. Because with the arrival of the Obamas in Washington, came a ‘celebrity aspect that has brought energy to the city and the attention of the paparazzi.’ This is all according to Garrett Graff, editor-at-large at The Washingtonian magazine, a monthly style/culture publication.
“The Obamas are the center of attention here and the whole world is looking to Washington now in a way we haven’t seen in years,” Graff said, calling it “a real golden age of Washington.”
Call me crazy but couldn’t ‘the golden age’ of Washington have been illustrated with the President of the United States fully clothed? And this certainly isn’t the normal cover the magazine usually does so is the ‘Buff Bam’ just an attempt to sell more magazines?
Of course it is.
“It’s a unique time in Washington and this photo helps capture all of the reasons why,” Graff said. “It’s not a normal way to look at a president of the United States but this is not a normal president.”
Ah. More Messiah worship with maybe a wee bit of a man crush? Graff has said the magazine used the papparazzi photo to illustrate two things: first, the president himself is hot – “you have a buff president and the paparazzi like taking shirtless photos of him,” Graff said – and second, the Obamas’ presence in Washington is “really hot.”
So there you go. Hot and really hot. Graff said they did not check with the White House before publishing and have not heard anything from them one way or another. The Washingtonian Magazine, featuring a shirtless Obama on the cover in ‘My Neighbor is Hot’, hits newsstands on Wednesday.
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