Society 2.0: Asia and the Look

by Laura

McKayla Maroney’s signature look and Obama’s tour in Southeast Asia are hot on Twitter.

By Helen Yoshida

Even President Obama has jumped on board the "McKayla look" train. (Photo by Pete Souza)

When the U.S. Olympic gymnastic team visited the White House last week, McKayla Maroney, the U.S. Olympic gymnast who won the silver medal during the London Games, posed for a picture with President Obama in the Oval Office. Both of them were sporting her signature look that launched a thousand memes. This time, McKayla was impressed:

“RT @McKaylaMaroney Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President..? // Yes. ” via The White House @whitehouse

“!! @whitehouse I absolutely LOVE this pic of Pres #Obama & @McKaylaMaroney what a great sense of humor they both have! ” via Luchia @LuvLuchia

“Unimpressed never looked so IMPRESSIVE! .@BarackObama via @Time … #POTUS#McKaylaMaroney” via Maria Roach @riaro

Earlier this week President Obama launched his Asia tour with visits in Bankok Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia where he attended the East Asia Summit. He was received with open arms, at least on Twitter:

“Read the Joint Press Statement between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at #BOrakBKK ” via U.S. Embassy Bankok @USEmbassyBKK

“President Obama on Monday in #Burma: “Even though we come from different places, we share common dreams” ” via The White House @whitehouse

“Welcome President Obama to the Kingdom of Cambodia!” via The U.S. Embassy Cambodia @USEmbPhnomPenh

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