Barack Obama 'Unimpressed' Photo with Laguna Niguel Native Gymnast Goes Viral

According to a local blog, President Obama kidded about McKayla Maroney's "not impressed" look while greeting her and members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office.

ORANGE COUNTY, CA -- Southern California Public Radio Blog reports a photo of Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney and President Barack Obama went viral Saturday.

"The photo of her doing her now-famous "McKayla Maroney is not impressed" face went viral Saturday after the White House posted it on Twitter. The two took the picture Thursday when Maroney and her Fierce Five teammates visited the White House," the blog reports.

The photo can also be seen here at the White House Twitter feed. The photo was snapped by AP photographer Pete Souza / The White House on Nov. 15.

"He was the one who brought it up," Maroney, a Laguna Niguel native, told The Associated Press. "We were about to leave and he said, 'I want to talk to you one second about the face.' He said, 'I pretty much do that face at least once a day,'" says the blog.

Maroney was photographed making the half scowl with her nose scrunched up while she was on the medals podium after winning silver on vault at the London Olympics.

Read more here at scpr.org and see photos.

Read more on Patch about Maroney here.

George Powers November 19, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Same here when Bush was elected again.
Randy Shaw November 19, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I think they are both awesome myself!!
Sid Park November 19, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Its GREAT our leader is so in touch with ALL the happenings in America.These atheletes will remember this for the rest of their lives. You Rok Barrack !
Dusty Ashford November 19, 2012 at 09:01 PM
I love the fact that we have a president with a sense of humor. This picture reminds me of the fact that he is human and has a softer side. Love love love it!
nada November 19, 2012 at 09:03 PM
the stuck up rich snerking at confused slaves watching
Michael John Sullivan November 19, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Life is short. Why not enjoy it?
donna church November 19, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Obamas a president with personality, swag and humor. haven't seen that since ............
Reality Check November 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM
@killerangel Oh please. Your hysterical paranoia is a disgrace. She did no such thing.
Reality Check November 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Clearly another sane Republican.
Reality Check November 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Obama is the only liar right? Bet you think Romney was all rainbows and unicorns. Get a clue.
john anonymouse November 19, 2012 at 10:57 PM
"VIRAL" ???? Way overused !! Just a way to sensationalize a dull, nothing story !!! Now, if it was Gabby, it would (again) be on the front page of every newspaper - only because she is black !!! (Not a take away from Gabby, she worked hard, and earned it.) Both Gabby and McKayle worked harder over the past 2 years for their spot on the Olympic team, than Obama did at his job in all the last 4 years. Gabby and McKayla trained, while Obama campaigned !!! Congrats to the girls!
Linda M. November 20, 2012 at 01:04 AM
He is our President and we should respect him and do not have the right to made crude, racial, and unethical comments about him or anyone for that matter but especially someone who is Our Leader of this great country. The picture does show he is human and has a sense of humor. Keep your inappropriate and disrespectful comments off the internet and to yourself.
marko November 20, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Obama is cool. Romney,ryan and Rush not so much.it will be a long long long time before we see a republican in the white house. sorry wing nuts!
ed conner November 20, 2012 at 04:14 AM
then why dosent he impress the evangelicals
ed conner November 20, 2012 at 04:15 AM
then why dosent he impress the evangelicals
CrumbBumXterminater November 20, 2012 at 09:00 AM
Yes it is!
CrumbBumXterminater November 20, 2012 at 09:01 AM
Lol. U voted for romney
CrumbBumXterminater November 20, 2012 at 09:01 AM
No kidding
CrumbBumXterminater November 20, 2012 at 09:02 AM
Get some sleep Mary, let it go, or hate for four more years baby.
CrumbBumXterminater November 20, 2012 at 09:03 AM
Oh yeah, your so right you moron
CrumbBumXterminater November 20, 2012 at 09:04 AM
Do you know why their even posing like that? Did you watch the olympics? Or do you live in a shell? Get out and get some light on that skin of yours.
CrumbBumXterminater November 20, 2012 at 09:05 AM
Yes indeed
Engines November 20, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Right on Linda, I'm w you 100%. The disrespect shown to this President by some of these posts alone is indicative of a new trend that indicates to me a lack of respect for just about anyone who disagrees with the writer. In my 58 years as an American I have never seen such disrespect for this office. Whether you disagree or not you should always respect the holder of the office of President of the United States.... Or just get the hell out of here and go find another country, we don't want you. By disrespecting this office you are denigrating our country in the eyes of the world and causing us to look foolish and splintered. Didn't vote for him??? well neither did I, but I'll suck it up and make the best of the next 4 years and suggest you quit crying and do the same. Your cry baby attitudes and negative lies will not change a damn thing. Oh and by the way I think Michelle Obama is one of the most beautiful, loving First Lady's we have ever had and it shines thru very time I see her. To say she is anti anything is ludicrous. Both her and the President have worked tirelessly for many of you negative posters and the least you can do is appreciate that.
john anonymouse November 20, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Why did it take so long to pose with McKayla? 4 months after the Olympics. The pic with Gabby was posted less than 2 weeks after the Olympics.
Dan Dean Mutispaugh November 20, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Even under the worse circumatances, Obama adapts. I think this face is inappropriate. Could you imagine anyone doing this while posing with Kennedy?
Divad November 20, 2012 at 05:00 PM
OH NO !!! A president with a sense of humor ? We can't allow that.... Can we ?
Judith November 20, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Oh, come on! It's a cute photo, there's nothing wrong with it, and the two of them were obviously having fun. So what's your problem, Shirley?
Judith November 20, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Not me - I looked like Steve Penny and Savannah Vinsant. However, I am familiar with the expression. It's the one I had when GWB was selected for the first four years and then again when he was elected for another four.
Joe T November 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Respect him? OMG... What a riot !!!! He is a useless muslim puppet. We haven't had a potus in 4 years and we will go another 4 years without one.... SAD Sounds like you're a low-life "O" voter that loves free-stuff. Get a life kaffer lover
john anonymouse November 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM
She will remember working hard more than meeting the leader of handouts. She earned her way thru 6-8 hour early morning workouts, 6 days a week, for years. Whereas Obama supporters held their hands out for freebies for 4 years and counting.


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