Lighting casts unfortunate shadow that no one intended
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s finger shadow was captured by a photographer as it crossed the lip line of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s face. The photograph shows Mr. Netanyahu pointing at something — and the shadow from his finger splashes a Hitler-like mustache in shadow across Ms. Merkel’s face. A tweet from a Jerusalem Post reader gave a quick reaction: “JPost photographer snaps what must be the most inadvertently hilarious political picture of the decade.”
The photograph was supposed to capture the two world leaders as they shared a press conference stage in Jerusalem.The photo, making Twitter rounds, was nonetheless not published by the Jerusalem Post — though Mediaite reported that the news outlet confirmed the shadow image was genuine, not Photoshopped.
“Just want to clarify that none of the higher-ups at Jpost are pushing that picture. It’s not on our site and won’t be in the newspaper,” tweeted a member of the Jerusalem Post newsroom. She also tweeted, “Obviously this wasn’t Netanyahu’s intention.”