The Bill Clinton photobomb of Kelly Clarkson at the presidential inauguration on Monday has gone viral and is making headlines here in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.
A headline story in the San Francisco Chronicle read, "Best inauguration photo: Bill Clinton photobombs Kelly Clarkson."
The paper included video of commentators who provide some defense for what appears to be the former president ogling Clarkson. The video suggests that the president may have been just been leaning over to get a better view of what was going on at the podium. That video is embedded below.
The photo was taken from video coverage of President Barack Obama's inauguration. Since first circulating on the Internet this morning, the photo has gone viral, becoming an Internet photo bomb.
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But the photo showing Clarkson at the podium while a wide-eyed President Clinton leans to the side so he can get a better look at Clarkson is not only making headlines in the US. A banner headline in the World News section of the National Post screamed, "Bill Clinton photobombs Kelly Clarkson, steals the social media spotlight from Obama on Inauguration Day." Clarkson, who had supported Republican Congressman Ron Paul in the 2012 election, was at the podium to sing "My Country tis of Thee."
The Bill Clinton Kelly Clarkson photo bomb was not the only controversy that went viral at Monday's inauguration, a video of First Lady Michelle Obama rolling her eyes and shaking her head at Republican House Speaker John Boehner also lit up Twitter. That story and video are here.
The Mail reported, "As the cameras clicked away at the singer, Clinton poked his head out from where he was positioned behind her and gave a cheeky smile. A snap of the 66-year-old ‘photo bombing’ the American Idol star ended up on Twitter and quickly went viral."
No doubt Bill Clinton's photobomb of Kelly Clarkson will be one of the most memorable images of the inauguration for some. So far no reaction from the Clinton camp. The viral photo is one of the most Tweeted and Facebooked images today.