The people of Scotland are very, very angry at former President Barack Obama after he was photographed doing the unspeakable at St Andrews yesterday.
The 44th President of the United States – and widely regarded good egg – Barack Obama has been enjoying his time away from the Oval Office, giving people Pinterest-worthy holiday inspo with his antics.
But his latest trip to the world-famous golfing resort in Scotland – home of Rabbie Burns, the Highlands, Nessie and battered Mars bars – has made the residents very irate.
It’s Barack Obama‘s inaugural visit to Scotland and he’s made a pretty dire first impression. Some claim his actions could start nuclear war, while other commentators are calling for him to be arrested for treason.
What, you ask, could he have done to wind everyone up so much?
Three words (brace yourselves): Diet Irn Bru.
A photograph was snapped of Scottish philanthropist and businessman, Sir Thomas Blane Hunter, handing Barack a sugar-free Irn Bru.
The iconic Scottish drink, Irn Bru, has graced newsagents and kebab shops across the country and has become synonymous with Scotland – so you can imagine why the Scots were irate Obama had been offered the original’s healthy impostor.
Ever the diplomat, Obama graciously accepted the diet Irn Bru and Twitter reacted accordingly:
Who the hell gave Obama sugar-free Irn Bru?!?!
What treachery to all that is scottish and holy is this? https://t.co/YrmqOESdUT
— Matt Kilcoyne (@MRJKilcoyne) May 26, 2017
Imagine giving Obama diet Irn Bru. Could've been worse and handed him that new Xtra stuff that pretends to be sweet still but isn't.
— Holly McCormack ??????? (@Hollz2012) May 26, 2017
— Caitlin McCulloch (@scaredycait) May 26, 2017
Someone gave Obama DIET irn bru! That's not what he came here for lads. The big guy needs full fat.
— Samantha Stewart (@SamStew05) May 26, 2017
Obama has been given Diet Irn Bru. This is a major snub. If he were still President he would be justified in launching a nuclear war https://t.co/hfMFX5DyXq
— Niall Deacon (@nialldeacon) May 26, 2017
Later photographic evidence showed Obama sipping on a Lipton’s Iced Tea, proving once and for all that Obama not only is a man of great taste, but that he knows what the people want.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.