President's Obama's approval ratings may be down domestically, but it appears the rest of the world is still infatuated with 44. A bronzed, manscaped and toned Barack Obama look-a-like hit the streets of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil for a pre-carnival festa. Sporting all sorts of patriotic gear, including a pair of white short shorts with an eyebrow-raising crack designed on the crotch, his look-a-like seemed to serve as the shiny new thing in the procession. He was greased up, decorated and stripped down for public consumption like a sacrificial lamb on its way to slaughter. Chew on that simile for a bit.
This image is likely the first of many more to come from Brazil's carnival celebrations. With a population that is more than 49 percent black/mixed race, the election of a black president to highest position in the U.S. is undoubtedly a magnetic source of inspiration for Brazilian people of color. Which is great. But can we avoid sexing up the leader of the free world like some Ken doll? Obrigado.