Friday, 7 March 2014
Twitter ridicule after getting Obama's name spectacularly wrong in tweet about Ukraine crisis
Gemma Worrall, 20, from Blackpool, was worried about foreign politics, but tweeting about 'Barraco Barner' being 'our president' (inset) was a mistake she now regrets.
Within hours of posting her tweet, it had been retweeted more than 6,000 times and screengrabs of the message shown on television news programmes in Australia and Belgium. Wags even set up spoof Twitter accounts for 'Barraco Barner - UK prez' (top right) and 'Michelleo Barner, First Lady of the United States of Great Britain' (bottom right).