White House Ball

The other day, while twittering, I came across this photo. Now I knew right from the start this was a photoshop job. I couldn't imagine the Obama's wearing this in private, much less in public. Apparently, not everyone felt that way, some folks actually thought the photo was real. Enough so that the urban legend website Snopes, had to address the issue.

Why would anyone believe this to be true? I know it is believed that the Obama's are classless and don't deserve to be in the White House, but are we willing to believe they live the "Pimps Up, Hoes Down" lifestyle?