Whatever happened to “wearing masks saves lives”?
Jill and Joe Biden apparently visited former President Jimmy Carter and his wife but the picture they took has social media confused for two reasons.
First, the picture looks absolutely distorted, Joe Biden looks humungous compared to Carter’s wife Rosalynne and Jill looks just as big next to Jimmy.
Secondly, the Biden’s aren’t wearing masks!
Whatever ever happened to “wearing masks saves lives”?
Take a look at the photo yourself, it looks like it was taken inside of a dollhouse:
Have the Carters been miniature people this whole time and we never knew?? pic.twitter.com/lH9ShFljkM
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) May 4, 2021
absolutely transfixed and perplexed by this photo. how are the carters so tiny. why does the room look like a doll house. how is this real. blog tk https://t.co/XxhZGEhzLC
— Abigail Weinberg (@abigailweinberg) May 4, 2021
The Daily Mail covered the strange photo-op:
President Joe Biden has posed for a maskless indoor photo alongside First Lady Jill Biden, Former President Jimmy Carter, and his wife Rosalynn, despite describing mask wearing as a ‘patriotic responsibility.’
The president, who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, was pictured wearing a mask outside the Carter residence on Thursday, but does not have one on in the photo taken indoors with the elderly Carters.
The latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say vaccinated people can remove masks while outdoors but Biden has said he often wears one outdoors as people come up to chat with him.
‘The likelihood of my being outside and people not coming up to me, is not very, very high,’ he told NBC’s Craig Melvin, in an interview that was taped Thursday at the White House and aired Friday on the Today Show.
On the first day the new guidelines went into effect, Biden wore his mask to make remarks at an outdoor event at the White House that had limited attendance and was socially distanced.
The photo saw both Bidens appearing to loom large over the Carters who were pictured on sitting on two living room chairs.
The photo was taken at the Carter’s home in Plains, Georgia last Thursday, 78-year-old President Biden’s 100th day in office.
Jimmy Carter is around 5’10 while Joe Biden is about 5’11 so why do the Bidens look so big?
Many people speculated that the picture was taken by a wide-angle lens, while others believe the photo never took place.
This is a great piece on the literal optics of that strange looking Biden/Carter photo. Lenses are weird! https://t.co/BSkPFCwhYI
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) May 4, 2021
Either Jimmy Carter has become a hobbit or "Mr Potato Biden" and the "Dr Biden" are gargantuan humans that were visiting the Shire.
Or they were not even there and Photoshop was used to fake the event just like his presidency. https://t.co/eZnzUQLZfw
— Dwightd (@dwightd6) May 4, 2021
Fox News got the scoop too:
A new head-scratching photo of President Biden and first lady Jill Biden posing with former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter has social media abuzz over the camera angle where the Bidens look like giants towering over the former first couple.
The Carter Center released the photo of the Bidens visiting the Carters last week at their home in Georgia, where the two couples posed maskless and all smiles.
“We’re pleased to share this wonderful photo from the @POTUS and @FLOTUS visit to see the Carters in Plains, Ga.!” the Carter Center tweeted late Monday night. “Thank you President and Mrs. Biden!”
The photo drew plenty of eyebrows online as a kneeling Joe Biden appears to dwarf Rosalynn Carter, 93. Meanwhile, Jill Biden is holding the hand of a seated Jimmy Carter, 96, but also looks much bigger than the former president who once stood 5-feet-10-inches tall.