Remember when you were a teenager and sorta went out of your way to embarrass your embarrassing parents every chance you got? Well, it seems that world leaders have the same problems everyone else has. Thus is the case of the Spanish Prime Minister and his daughter’s when a photo op of them with the Obamas was uploaded onto the White House Flickr stream. Check it out.

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The Zapatero and Obama Families

Unholy Goth, Batman!!! It seems that Spanish prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and his wife have gone to great lengths to keep their daughters out of the spotlight. In fact, they have never been seen before. Is that actually true? However, when they had the chance to get a family photo made with Barack and Michelle Obama, the Zapateros went for it. You can see the result above.

Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Obama’s have all of their photos uploaded onto the White House flikr stream and into the public domain. Well, you can only imagine the joy of the Goth community when they first laid eyes on Laura, 16-years-old, and Alba, 13-years-old. The picture has spread like wildfire throughout the internet and onto the front pages of Spanish newspapers. Zapatero has been scrambling to make the picture disappear, but he’s a day late and a dollar short. It’s everywhere now. He might as well embrace it.

It reminds me of the time my parents wanted to get a family photo. I was 14 at the time and I …. well … we’ve all been there, done that.

They are just young girls and expressing their individuality and refusal to play the role of the ‘normal’ politicians daughters. I say, go for it, girls! And you people need to cut them some slack!

You can see a larger photo here.