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Ryan Grim Nov 17
The Buttigieg campaign using a stock photo of a Kenyan woman for its Douglass Plan for Black America is now news in Kenya. The woman in the photo reached out to me very confused. One story here:
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Ryan Grim
The woman, whose name I'll withhold unless she wants me to use it, writes: "Am the 'woman' featured on that photo by githiri Nicholas. what's the meaning of the message accompanied by the photo? Have no idea of what's happening..." I'm trying to imagine being her rn and failing
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Ryan Grim Nov 17
Replying to @ryangrim
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Ryan Grim Nov 17
Replying to @ryangrim
Background is that a photographer made the photo available online for free. A stock photo place grabbed it, and Pete grabbed it from there. She didn’t intend to pose for a stock photo but did agree to be photographed
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Ryan Grim Nov 19
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Update: The woman in the photo is now confused why he's apologizing. "Don't seem to unde[r]stand...why is he apologising to the public on the use of the photo?" she says. "I got no problem with it being used but at least appreciation."
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Ryan Grim Nov 19
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Aurona Youngblood Nov 17
Replying to @ryangrim
This sounds so stratified white male technocrat to me; so Facebook-like! Why, I bet it was even cut with the blessings of the staffers, 'approved' by Zuckerberg, hired by Buttigieg. He seems more likely to be a Log Cabin Republican.
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#VoteByMail 4 #BernieSanders! #MedicareForAll Nov 17
Replying to @Aurona47 @ryangrim
It's all Barack Obama and .
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Slava Zilber Nov 17
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So noone asked for her and the child's permission. Correct?
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#34 Forever ♌️ Nov 17
Replying to @v_zilber @ryangrim
Apparently no. She agreed to have the photo taken but had no idea it was going to be a stock photo. It sounds like she had no idea that it was being used until this issue blew up and probably never got paid.
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Radical posters unite Nov 17
Replying to @ryangrim
This is the funniest and most bizarre 2019 election story.
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