Last month’s Oscars ceremony took us all for a ride after portraying Ellen DeGeneres’ celebrity selfie as totally spontaneous, when in fact it was a well planned million-dollar Samsung promotion. The resulting tweet of the now iconic image became the most popular in history.
Now we are learning the truth about another so-called spontaneous selfie, this time depicting Red Sox star, David Ortiz, a.k.a., big papi and President Obama. As it turns out, the seemingly impromptu moment – was in reality another carefully crafted Samsung ruse.. This time using the White House as their backdrop.
Samsung, no doubt feeling the heat from getting outed by a mystery source, released the following statement,
“When we heard about the visit to the White House, we worked with David and the team on how to share images with fans. We didn’t know if or what he would be able to capture using his Note 3 device.” source