White House Intern Group Photo Sparks Searing ‘Get Out’ Meme

“The White House intern photo is like a Where’s Waldo for a non-white person”

Since the White House released a photo of President Donald Trump with the 2018 spring intern class this week, social media has been quick to pick up on a theme: lack of diversity.

“The White House intern photo is like a Where’s Waldo for a non-white person–in a country that is about 40% non-white,” wrote Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas on Twitter.

Indeed, in what’s becoming a recurring theme for the Trump administration and the national Republican party, the overwhelming majority of the young faces gathered for the shot were white.

“Two White House intern classes: 206 total interns and only 3 African Americans. In a country that’s 40% non-white,” wrote former Obama administration official Chris Lu.

A few users took it upon themselves to photoshop characters from Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” into the image, referencing the horror-comedy’s pointed satire of race relations in the U.S.

Others compared the photo to similar intern class pictures during the Obama era, which featured a markedly more diverse group of individuals.

See some of the reaction below: