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

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Stuart Thomas: Senior Reporter
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself... More

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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.

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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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  • Jason Michael Bechervaise

    Any Worms video. Ever. Oh what classics!

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    Noo; we saw ‘Beyond’ and though it was an article about the indie game Beyond Flesh and Blood