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#Flaghead: woman in Obama victory speech crowd becomes viral sensation

A woman in the audience during US president Barack Obama’s victory speech has become an unwitting viral phenomenon.

Update: Flaghead now also has a parody Twitter account. The bio reads:

MY WEAVE HOLDS MY FLAG IN PLACE, BET YOURS CANT DO DAT SHIT
Behind Obama

The woman, who stuck a flag in her hair, more or less immediately picking up the sobriquet “Flaghead” featured prominently during the footage of Obama’s victory. The airtime, plus her choice of headgear meant that “flaghead” and “hairflag” were both among the leading worldwide trends on Twitter.

Flaghead trends

In the minutes after the speech ended the tweets started rolling out about the enigmatic woman with a flag in her hair, each one trying to out-humour the rest:

Flaghead memes and parodies have already begun rolling out too:

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Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart is the editor-in-chief of Engage Me Online. After pursuing an MA in South African literature, he spent five years reporting on the global technology scene. Intrigued by the intersection of technology and work, he joined Engage Me as the editor-in-chief. He is a passionate runner, and recently ran... More
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