Stacey Abrams SOTU Response Had People Asking if She Was in Front of a Green Screen

“Is this Democratic Response using a green screen or is it just bad lighting?” asks Tinder co-founder Jonathan Badeen

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams gave the Democratic party’s official response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, summing up the party’s objections to the president and their vision for a different path forward.

Many online, however, zeroed in immediately on the production values of the moment, which showed a uniquely crisp Abrams at an undisclosed location, standing in front of a blurred-out audience and what looked like solid blue drapes behind the risers. Many journalists and Twitter influencers wondered what the deal was — with some even publicly speculating about the possibility that the party had used a green screen.

“… Is this green screen,” asked Washington Post audience editor Gene Park.

“My thoughts exactly,” echoed Politico comms chief Brad Dayspring.

“Is this Democratic Response using a green screen or is it just bad lighting?” wondered Tinder co-founder Jonathan Badeen.

A rep for the Democratic National Committee did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap about what may have caused the effect. See more of the bewildered responses from people who watched Abrams’ State of the Union rebuttal below.