by April 4, 2014 0 comments

Samsung may be world leader in the smartphone market thanks to Google’s Android platform and its bulging Galaxy device line-up but off late, the company has been embroiled in series of controversies which has been further incensed by White House this time.

According to reports, Samsung has used a selfie pic of Obama to promote its Galaxy device in some capacity. The White House is not pleased with what Samsung has done by promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone.

Speaking on behalf of the White House, Jay Carney, spokesman said that they object any time the president’s image is used for commercial purposes. Carney says in this case, quote, “We certainly object.” However, Carney didn’t clarify whether the White House has asked Korean major to stop using the said image.

Ortiz said to be Samsung ambassador, tweeted the photo of him with President Barack Obama to his followers on Tuesday and Samsung retweeted the photo in an ad which irked immediate response from the US officials.

Apparently, Oritz’s Samsung agreement permits the company to make use of any digital property that comes via him. 

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