The White House is not pleased with the selfie photo that David Ortiz took of him with President Obama on Tuesday, and is objecting to Samsung’s promotional use of it.
"As a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes," White House press secretary Jay Carney said during his daily news briefing on Thursday. "And we certainly object in this case."
Carney, who made the comment between questions about Israel-Palestinian negotiations and the administration’s response to shootings in Fort Hood, declined to say whether White House lawyers had been in touch with Samsung about halting its use of the photo.
"I’m not going to get into the counsel’s discussions," he said.
So there we have it. The White House objects, whatever that means.
Hopefully this is the last we hear about the selfie.