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Did Artist Give Obama an Extra Finger to Go with His Freakishly Large Hands?

The newly released portrait of former President Barack Obama is raising some troubling questions, not the least of which is "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?" The portrait was unveiled Monday at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Let's begin with the odd background of the painting, which looks like a cross between a Caribbean street mural and Fenway Park's Big Green Monster. It's supposed to be some sort of homage to Obama's roots in Chicago, Kenya, and Hawaii or something:

Official portrait of Barack Obama President Barack Obama official portrait (Image via Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery)

To me, it kinda looks like poison sumac, which has some itchy implications for the former POTUS. You be the judge:

(Image via Flickr)

But after you get past the shock of that garish background, you realize there are some other oddities in this portrait, created by left-wing artist Kehinde Wiley.