The parents of Mayara Rodrigues Tavares, the 17-year-old Brazilian girl featured in the now-infamous “Obama Butt Photo,” are hitting the roof over the attention their underage daughter’s ass has allegedly received from two of the world’s most powerful men.
Despite video footage which many Americans feel exonerates President Obama from any wrongdoing, Eduardo Taveras and Lucia Rodrigues believe their daughter was leered at by the US Commander-In-Chief and his partner-in-crime, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, during last week’s G8 Summit in Italy.
“If I were there, I would have boxed their ears,” mom Lucia Rodrigues told The NY Post on Monday. “They should be ashamed of themselves. She is really skinny and only ever wears pants. Mayara is timid and ashamed of her body. This was the first time in her life that she wore a dress, and it was borrowed from a friend in the shantytown because she doesn’t own one.”
“My daughter is not a model and she is not a sex symbol,” father Eduardo Tavares fumed. “That photograph has ruined my whole family.”
Mayara — a gifted student — was handpicked by UNICEF officials to join the Junior 8 forum of teenagers as a youth ambassador at the G8 Summit, thanks to her volunteer work in the Rio de Janeiro slums where she grew up. The teen shares a single room with her parents and two younger brothers.