Call it a case of unfortunate photo cropping. When some folks got a glimpse of Hillary Clinton’s latest People magazine cover on Wednesday, they stirred the pot: Is the grandmother-to-be leaning on a walker?
The Drudge Report got tongues wagging, and incited a host of new Internet memes, by posting the photo and this tweet: “Is Clinton holding a walker?”
She’s leaning on the back of a patio chair in her backyard, which can be seen in an uncropped version of the photo that People released in response to the minor dust-up.
If you don’t look carefully at the cover, you might think she’s leaning on the handle of a walker instead of the back of chair.
We like this suggestion from New Republic editor Rebecca Traister, who tweeted: “Psst, Hillary, when the photographer asks you to lean on something that might look like a walker or otherwise suggest infirmity, don’t do it.”