OMG: President Barack Obama Posed For Terry Richardson Back In 2007?! [UPDATE]


Whaaaaaaat am I looking at right now, y’all? OMG! Okay. So I was just minding my own business working on my Beyoncé post, and I noticed that the Hallowe’en photo she shared kinda looked like a Terry Richardson pic, so I innocently jumped on his Tumblr to confirm or deny my suspicions. Everything was fine at first. You know, NBA baller Carmelo Anthony, Carmelo Anthony with some chick who wasn’t Lala, Carmelo lookin’ sexy in a black tank (thank you Terry), Carmelo lookin’ equally sexy in a white tank, some modelin’chick… the President of the United States of America. Wait. Whaaaaat?!?! I nearly lost my mind when I saw Angela friggen Lansbury had been all up in the Terry Richardson studio!  Then it was Oprah! Now Barack Obama?! OMG. That’s it. I can’t. The Terry Richardson take over is official y’all, and I don’t know what this means for the universe. But I’m very interested in hearing what y’all think about Obama posing for him. I’m assuming those who lurve our POTUS will only lurve him more, and those who hate are gonna keep on hating. Personally, I’m just in a state of shock. Between this and the Jelena break-up (which I’m more torn up about than I’ll ever be able to fully let on), I’m having the weirdest Saturday ever, lol! But, I’m not gonna front… I kinda love these pics! Agh! Peep the gallery for more!

UPDATE: Thanks to a few savvy readers, we now know that these pics are from 2007, BEFORE Barack Obama was officially POTUS. And honestly, I’m a bit relieved. A bit. Thanks to PITNBRS johnny and Jake for the info– it takes a village to raise a blogger ;)


  • ClaireMichelle

    DO NOT WANT. Terry is so gross. Why, Obama? Why? More importantly, why do I like these pictures?!? Oh, Obama… You crazy cat!!

    • Shannon

      ClaireMichelle, ‘More importantly, why do I like these pictures?!?’ LMAO. EXACTLY.

  • Megan

    You can definitely tell these are from a few years ago because of his lack of grey hair lol. But, I mean, I can’t. That picture of them shaking hands made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Like, gag me with a spoon.

    • Shannon

      Megan, lmao at ‘lack of grey hair.’ You’re so right! Baby POTUS, lol. And yeah… no Terry… aghhhh. But Obama looks good :)

  • Yasmin

    He’s such a creep. Terry Richardson, obviously, not the president. I’m just gonna pretend this never happened…

    • Shannon

      Yasmin, lol! I kinda wanna forget about this too. Madness.

  • cringefest

    I was trying to explain to my dude why this was creepy, but I couldn’t even get the words out. I am so disgusted. WTF was Obama’s PR team thinking?!

    • Dot

      It’s just pure PR stunt. He wants to be as cool as celebrities who supported him (half of them did a photoshoot with Terry).

  • johnny

    First? lol it’s been online for years, plus this guy is sick.

    • Shannon

      johnny, I know they’re old but no one I know has seen these! Where were they?!

  • Jake

    You might want to add that the photos are from 2007. It puts things in context a little better, rather than Obama being a sitting president taking time to do the photo shoot with the creepy photog. The post is kind of misleading as it currently reads Shannon.

    • Shannon

      Jake, I assure you I had NO clue these were so old when I first posted. But since you and johnny commented I’ve been googling like cray and finally found the correct info. Thanks a lot for commenting– I’ll update the post.

  • nicole

    i just cant describe my hate for terry

  • AitchCS

    Richardson is such a talent, but a creep unfortunately.

  • I lold

    From looking at his ‘pictures’ I feel like i’m looking at the rejected pictures of a 1970s hustler…not even by porn standards is Terry good….and thats saying something….it’s only only the “barely legal” looking girls in his shoots that the pedos all drool over, he’s being posted all over right now if that’s not proof enough XD