Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t the only Canadian politician to find themselves embroiled in a photo scandal in the lead up to next month’s election, although the Green Party’s Elizabeth May has taken a very different tact.
The leader of the party has admitted the photo [feature image] was doctored, although she claims it was done so without her knowledge.
The original image shows May smiling while she holds what appears to be a paper cup. However, the image was then edited to show the political leader showing a reusable plastic cup, complete with the Party’s logo and a metal straw.
Here’s the original, undoctored photo of Elizabeth May that the Green Party photoshopped to switch a paper cup with an imaginary reusable cup and metal straw, for some reason.
The photo is now on the front of the Green’s website.
— Luke LeBrun (@_llebrun) September 24, 2019
Despite being caught up in the embarrassing gaffe, May claims the cup she was holding in the original photo was, in fact, a compostable disposable cup.
“My personal daily practice is to avoid single use plastic items 100 per cent of the time,” May said in a statement.
“I walk the talk every day. I hope that despite this misstep by well-meaning party staff (who hoped to brand the image with our logo), people can believe that in the original photo there is nothing I would have hidden,” she added.