A photograph of the Bidens and the Carters has gone viral because of the weird way in which it appears the current occupants of the White House are towering over their predecessors.
The Carter Center shared the image from President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden’s recent visit to former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter on Twitter late on Monday:
That didn’t stop late-night comedians from riffing on the image on Tuesday.
“What the fuck is going on in this photo?” asked Daily Show host Trevor Noah. “Why do the Bidens look five times higher than the Carters? Is there some dollhouse filter I don’t know about?”
“Honestly, this is the weirdest picture of a president since any picture of Donald Trump,” he cracked.
What the f**k is going on with this photo of the Bidens and Carters? Is there some “doll house filter” we didn’t know about? pic.twitter.com/UHdOdC8avj
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 5, 2021
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon said he learned two things from the image – that the two families are close and “Biden is the size of Jason Momoa.”
People on Twitter offered their own takes:
Adorable! But am I the only one who thinks this looks like a tiny doll museum, and Joe and Jill are giants?
— The Real Beth (@BethyBeeez) 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
We voted for Biden because he’s a decent human being with sound policies but also because he and Jill are giants who will crush you if you make them angry.
— Sister Celluloid (@sistercelluloid) May 4, 2021
Right-wingers, meanwhile, tried to make political capital out of the fact that none of the four were wearing masks in the image ― even though Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines state that “you can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart.”