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Conan O'Brien in Presidential Cover Up

1/23/2010 2:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conan O'Brien is cloaking himself in scandal -- dude has been rocking the same exact jacket that landed President Barack Obama in the middle of a controversy back in 2009.

Conan O'Brien in Presidential Cover Up
During Conan's rain-soaked anti-NBC protest, he wore a black jacket made by the Weatherproof clothing company -- the very same jacket Obama was wearing during a recent trip to China.

The clothing company ended up ripping off a photo of Obama in the jacket and using his image -- without permission -- on a billboard in Times Square late last year, which is still up.

The White House is now forcing Weatherproof to take it down ... and the company says they aim to have it removed by the end of the month.

So for an item that claims to be weather resistant -- the jacket certainly seems to be drenched in celebrity scandal.

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emmasn    

Haiti is in desperate need, and people are more concerned about Conan O'Brien wearing the same jacket as Obama. Disgusting.

1701 days ago
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eva    

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Angela    

Why by the end of the month. They can take that down, now. It does not take 40 years to do anything! So disrespectful

1701 days ago
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JaTaS    

What was the point of this? When did wearing a jacket become a scandal?

Kinda random and desperate no?...

1701 days ago
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JaTaS    

Yeah, that's right, Conan should be ashamed of wearing a jacket. What a scandal!

Please.. What an useless information.

1701 days ago
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me    

TMZ should get their liberal loving facts straight: First, Obama is a public figure, the company doesnt need permission to use his image. Second, the picture was purchased by the company not "ripped off." Further, it was examined to determine its authenticity. Everyone is all defensive about free speech and free press, until Obama wants the billboard down?! The story here should be the abuse of power by the administration...not poor Coco!

1701 days ago
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romil4    

8. This guy can't improve the economy by taking over the private sector.
Oh ,and attacking Wall Street while propping up union thugs and handing over GM to them courtesy of the US taxpayer and buying off senators doesn't help either.Posted at 7:51AM on Jan 23rd 2010 by Change 2010

If wearing that jacket does the same thing as it did when the prez appeared in New Jersey, Virginia & Massachusetts to "bolster" his candidates for election, they should take down the picture down because noone's buying anything he has to sell anymore.



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