Wow. This is Awk.

May 5, 2021

As a very tall person, I understand how it feels to look at a photo of myself beside someone smaller and think “Wow, I look like a giant!”. BUT it has never been quite this awkward!!!

President Biden and first lady Jill Biden posed for a photo with former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalyn Carter during their visit to Georgia last week — but the angle of the photo makes it look like the Bidens are towering over miniature Carters. ​It was the first time the two couples met since Biden became president, as the Carters did not attend January’s inauguration because of the pandemic. But the picture caught the eye of critics because it was taken with a wide-angle lens, slightly distorting the frame. The president appeared at least twice the size of Rosalyn Carter as he kneeled next to her while she sat in a chair. The same was true for Jill Biden and the former president. She is shown kneeling alongside his chair, holding his hand, but she looms large over him.​ Twitter users were left baffled by the size discrepancy, wondering whether it was digitally altered or taken in a tiny house.​

 

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