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White House adviser fuming over photo controversy, “end of all selfies”

Red Sox at the White House - Ortiz and Obama Selfie

WASHINGTON – As an Oklahoma star was celebrating at the Academy of Country Music awards with a “selfie,” the White House is thinking about changing its policy on the pictures.

Country stars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan snapped a picture before the award show started.

However, that exact action came under fire from the White House.

Officials have contacted Samsung after a “selfie” of the president and David Ortiz surfaced on Twitter, and was retweeted by the company.

Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said, “In general, whenever someone tries to use the president’s likeness to promote a product, that’s a problem.”

Samsung retweeted the photo in promotion of its Galaxy Note 3, the phone Ortiz used to take the picture.

The company says it was an impromptu moment and was not a premeditated marketing ploy.

Pfeiffer joked this problem could be the “end of all selfies.”

However, that remains doubtful.

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