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Twitter admonishes Obama for D-Day gum gaffe

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Social media users have torn into Barack Obama after the US president was seen chewing gum during solemn ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

People took to Twitter to denounce Obama’s “shameful” and “vulgar” chewing, with one user attacking him as a “lout”.

“Obama do you want a Coke too while chewing gum while the Marseillaise is being played?” said toto_des_bois, referring to the French national anthem.

“The Queen arrives and you have Obama chewing gum, #DDay70” said diminou, another Twitter user.

The US leader faced similar attacks on social media after he was seen apparently chewing gum during Nelson Mandela’s funeral in December.