The man formerly known as President Selfie Stick will no longer pose for selfies:

Obama says it’s because people won’t look him in the eye, or something:

“This seems trivial, but it’s not. One of the weird things about being president is I found people were no longer looking me in the eye.

“They approach me either like this, or like this” Obama added, mimicking phone-waving selfie-takers.

Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere even suggested that this is what Obama did as president, too:

History remembers things a little differently:

Like a selfie at a funeral:

And in a car with his pal, Joe:

With the prime minister of Malaysia:

And to raise money for his campaign:

From the campaign trail:

With baseball players:

Or from a national park:

With reality show hosts:


You get the point.