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.
“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:
The spring White House Intern photo pic.twitter.com/GL9VpjGq2u
— M∆TT PÜNK (@MattPunkArt) March 31, 2018
The White House spring interns photo reminds me of a certain movie. pic.twitter.com/HtPTFlZO4s
— Travon Free (@Travon) March 31, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/UiBLewAurE
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 31, 2018
The White House Spring intern class photo is drawing criticism. Many pointing to a lack of diversity.
Here’s the picture with President Trump. Alongside that, interns from the Obama and Bush years. pic.twitter.com/eTGEmomA8q
— Anaridis Rodriguez (@Anaridis) March 31, 2018
yup that looks about right pic.twitter.com/f95qt5RjhO
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) March 30, 2018
If you change the photo of the new White House interns to black-and-white, it becomes the picture from the end of The Shining pic.twitter.com/ALAYtBs9jw
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) March 31, 2018
This is the official photo of the 2018 White House Spring intern class.
Notice a pattern? pic.twitter.com/ALiJkwe9Qy
— Rob Bennett (@rob_bennett) March 30, 2018
Looks about white to me.
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) March 30, 2018
Two White House intern classes: 206 total interns and only 3 African Americans. In a country that’s 40% non-white.
And Democrats are the ones who are out of touch with America? https://t.co/LEW9YSqxKb
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) April 1, 2018
— Jon Cooper ???? (@joncoopertweets) March 31, 2018
The Trump White House interns could be the whitest group I’ve ever encountered.
And I’m including the Nantucket Yacht Club. pic.twitter.com/QDTXHUPN74
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) March 30, 2018
Presidential White House Interns in 2014 & 2018. Obama White House color brave…Trump White House color blind. pic.twitter.com/BoMCDMFuPp
— James Costos (@JamesCostos) March 31, 2018
— Mark Jones (@MakingaMark) April 1, 2018