Don't they teach manners at Eton, wondered a Twitter user
Naturally, netizens were quick to reprimand Johnson.
One Twitter user wrote: Imagine the outrage on the British tabloids if a foreign PM did this in Buckingham Palace! Did they not teach #BorisJohnson good manners at Eton? (sic)
Another French user tweeted: It's unbelievable! No education! Bojo really has his foot on the table at the Elysee Palace. I wonder what Queen thinks about it? (sic)
It's embarrassing, opined former spokesperson of ex-PM Tony Blair
Johnson's behavior turned political after Alastair Campbell, former spokesperson of ex-PM Tony Blair, said, "It's embarrassing that the newly-elected PM of UK takes so long to go and see the German Chancellor and French President and then sticks his feet up on the President's table."
There were others who defended Johnson
However, there were others who said social media outrage was unwarranted.
Sharing the entire clip, Tom Rayner of Sky News, said Johnson's "foot up" moment was a part of friendly conversation between him and Macron.
In the video, Macron appeared to be gesturing that the table can be used as a foot-stand and Johnson followed suit.
He kept his foot only for few seconds.
Here's the complete clip
WATCH: Here’s the Reuters video of Boris Johnson putting his foot on the Elysee furniture. It seems President Macron was making small talk suggesting the table would work equally well as a footstool should the PM want to recline, which Johnson then jokingly does pic.twitter.com/dnv37t9mS4