Re: Burn, Baby! Burn!
I suspect that much of that sort of mockery is simply based on difference between the subject and the audience. Too, most world leaders at least attempt to project an aura of sophistication, which is squarely at odds with what Putin seems to be doing in these situations. It seems ironic that the folks here in the US most likely to oppose Putin on ideological grounds are also those with whom I most would expect those sort of pictures to resonate (yes, I'm talking about you Duck Dynasty viewers).