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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Flag Hair Lady Steals Obama's Spotlight

Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Nothing can provoke America's pathetically short attention span like a random lady with an American flag in her hair. Even though Obama was the winner in this presidential race, he wasn't exactly the star of his own show.

The Internet blew up with the hashtag #Hairflag as distracted viewers couldn't say enough about the anonymous yet now famous flag-haired woman sitting behind Obama; with every turn of her head, the cameras caught the flip of the flag that was prominently (annoyingly?) attached to her head.

Now she's now an Internet meme -- and probably doesn't even know it.


And now for our favorite Tweets that came from perplexed viewers:



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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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