As the G20 summit got underway in Brisbane today, the president was once again spotted smacking gum as he chatted with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the first plenary session.
So far, the Australians don’t seem to mind nearly as much as the Chinese did.
Chinese bloggers thought the president looked like "an idler" or a "rapper" when he arrived at the grand event of the APEC summit on Monday, USA Today reported.
President Obama is a known user of Nicorette gum in an effort to fight off his cigarette cravings.
ABC News' Meghan Keneally contributed to this story.