Photo of Obama Kissing Another Man: Real or Fake?

An image shows President Obama engaged in a kiss and embrace with another man. Some readers have asked if this image is real or fake.

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It’s not real.

The image dates back to 2011 and was circulated on satirical websites at the time, including a “story” about President Obama and UK Prime Minster David Cameron engaged in a kiss. Some have mistakenly claimed the other man in the photo is former Vice President Al Gore.

The fake image (below) is currently being circulated with a caption that reads: “REPOST: Obama wants it off the internet!”


The photo has seen increased sharing on several occasions since 2011, including a surge in April 2013 and another in July 2014. A common caption reads:

Well if Obama wants this off the Internet then of course I am just going to post it even more! Make sure you share this too

The real photo is of President Obama kissing his wife Michelle, as seen below:


Bottom Line

The photo of President Obama engaged in a kiss with another man is fake. It has been circulating since about 2011.

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  • Carol Case

    The kiss with Michelle looks like it is posed for effect…..also looks like a horrible kiss for a married couple.

  • Cricket

    It might have been posed, but I think people forget that a snap-shot in the midst of a moment of motion can come out pretty weird.

    I have a picture around here somewhere, of me kissing my late husband, that is far worse than this one – my mother (who was taking the picture) said something smart-ass just as she snapped the shot, and the beginning of a laugh on both our faces looks like we both smell something awful and would rather be anywhere else but there. Just a trick of light and timing.

  • Marty

    If you compare this photo (Obama kissing Michelle) of O with the one that is circulating at the moment, it is evident that they are not the same. What that means, I don’t know, but the claim that this is “the real photo” is false.

    • waffles

      Look at his head in relation to the flag behind him, and look at the wrinkle pattern on his jacket. It’s the same photo, but highly edited to remove Michelle.

  • Nobody special

    Wrinkles on right arm at elbow is identical in both.
    Jacket back wrinkles same in both.
    one man appears to have a little cleavage.
    Pixels on back of Obama jacket where his wife hand was are a different shade.
    A piece of Obama’s Wife’s hair appears to be stuck in his forehead on the shopped one.
    It’s shopped.
    Sloppy but still shopped.

  • MOBO

    photoshop people. anyone can do this.

  • Thathorsechic11

    The photo of him “kissing” the other man IS FAKE. The wrinkles on his jacket are identical. The kiss with him and his wife is real. Him “kissing” the other man is fake.

  • ****

    One world order plan is real. R.F.I.D chips. Rockefeller admits to chips. F.E.M.A camps.

    Tons of other “facts” with proof. Ex, M.K ultra program and many more. Research, learn, and stand up for the land we live in. Corruption is real.

  • Disqusted632

    Gangstalking is real, too. They have been doing this to us for many generations. Bullying, abusing, harassing. It is a government program.

  • Disqusted632

    Isn’t Michelle a man, anyway? That is what they say.