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