The White House is blaming the controversial anti-Muhammad film The Innocence of Muslims for the topless photos of Kate Middleton recently published in the French magazine Closer. "Is it just a coincidence that the photos of Princess Kate were released at the same time that this horrible and deeply offensive film surfaced?" asked Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "I think not."
In a strongly worded statement this morning, Rice went on to describe the United States' reaction to the photos of Middleton taken at a private French villa: "The outrage over these photos of Princess Kate that is being felt around the world is a direct result of this vile and disgusting film and absolutely nothing else. The United States had nothing to do with the aforementioned vile and disgusting film nor does it condone the photos of Princess Kate nor does it condone the invasion of Princess Kate's privacy nor does it condone the film which, as we have noted, the United States had nothing to do with and is vile and disgusting, especially as it relates to Princess Kate and her privacy."
President Obama is said to be discussing red lines that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge should declare before suing Closer. Meanwhile, the White House has also blamed The Innocence of Muslims for our declining economy, global warming, and the Winklevoss Twins' new social network.