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President becomes victim in 'Bunny Ears-gate'

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Members of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team enjoy a light-hearted moment with President Barack Obama following their visit to the White House Thursday, August 1, 2013. (Source: CNN) Members of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team enjoy a light-hearted moment with President Barack Obama following their visit to the White House Thursday, August 1, 2013. (Source: CNN)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -

Who dared to give President Barack Obama bunny ears during a photo op? We're calling it Bunny Ears-gate. What did the president know about what was going on behind him and when did he know it?

He may be the leader of the free world, but basketball players felt free to give the president bunny ears.

Seriously, bunny ears? Behind the president's back?

Photobombing the president. Who would do that? I know. Kids today.

The "kids," in this case, were two members of the University of Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team. The White House was honoring the women for being NCAA champs.

Now usually it's the president making jokes.

But, ohhhh, snap! Suddenly the laugh's on him.

The two perpetrators were identified as Stefanie Dolson and Kiah Stokes.

Stefanie even tweeted out the photo, "Casually giving the president bunny ears." What they weren't giving, the university said, was interviews.

CNN's crack investigative team (Jeanne Moos) has determined the true culprit, the person who instigated this affront to presidential dignity.

Recognize the guy? Listen to him incite the team as they pose.

"We all sayin' cheese? No rabbit ears behind me," the president said.

Now you can't expect young people within earshot to resist that bait and in less than 10 seconds, the rabbit ears went up.

Anyway, Obama can't complain. After all, when it comes to rabbit ears, he's not entirely innocent.

Look what the White House did to Bo, the first dog. They put ears on him just to say Happy Easter.

And after a get together of the five living presidents, someone Photoshopped Obama into giving President Bush bunny ears.

After the basketball team photo op, the president ended up shaking the hands that had just rabbit-eared him.

But try this with tough guys, like Russia's President Vladimir Putin or North Korea's Kim Jong Un, and you'll end up with a rabbit ear-ache.

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