A serious looking photo of the oldest Trump kids started a bit of an internet firestorm over the long Labor Day weekend.
Donald Trump, Jr. posted a political appeal to Millennials by him and siblings, Eric and Ivanka:
But not even the photogenic and well-turned-out children of the Republican presidential nominee could escape the shade thrown by people in a social media meltdown over the image.
The Washington Post reports that it all started when a reporter began mocking the photo:
“It started with a couple of jokes from journalists and others noting a somewhat sinister quality in the photo.”
What WaPo didn’t say was that it was one of its own reporters:
America, your choice is between:
1) A taco truck on every corner; or
2) Four years of looking at these people. http://pic.twitter.com/BNSTeU7fNX
— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) September 3, 2016
feel like I’m about to be offered a free personality test http://pic.twitter.com/27xSsa3FzN
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) September 3, 2016
And then it was on.
Have you been injured in a workplace accident? Call the law offices of Trump, Trump, and Trump today! http://pic.twitter.com/6VIYOZ2pnO
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 3, 2016
Their serious look captured the attention of writer, actor and The Daily Show contributor, John Hodgeman, who likened the Trumps to predators eyeing their food:
Millennials = really into being kidnapped by creepy banker guys and their sister and then being stared at like food http://pic.twitter.com/0zHckRqSdB
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) September 3, 2016
The Trump kids went quickly from being their telegenic and camera-ready selves to people in a horror film.
Comedian Pat Tobin likened the Trump trio to a trio of horror movies:
This picture of the Trump kids looks like the VHS cover of a late 90s teen horror movie. http://pic.twitter.com/Q6DYoOC1PR
— pat tobin (@tastefactory) September 3, 2016
Movie reviewer Adam Frazier decided the Trumps reminded him of another movie, “The Purge”:
— Adam Frazier (@AdamFrazier) September 3, 2016
The horror movie suggestions didn’t end there. Yikes!
— Bryant Frazer (@deep_focus) September 3, 2016
Then came the “Children of the Corn” references:
— darth™ (@darth) September 3, 2016
The new Children of the Corn movie looks terrifying. http://pic.twitter.com/12CkPi6tB4
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) September 3, 2016
Wait, they’re not done yet:
— Mister Jabba (@MisterJabber) September 3, 2016
The TV critic for The New Yorker switched up the #ChildrenoftheCorn hashtag:
Children of the Con. http://pic.twitter.com/J09iDDi4Ut
— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) September 3, 2016
Movie maker Darryl Bartley had an idea for how to re-brand the photo:
I really feel like the show has gotten way too dark this season http://pic.twitter.com/4qe7qfoG6Q
— Daryl Bartley (@hypercubexl) September 3, 2016
Comedian, producer and entertainer, Judd Apatow, had to chime in:
How is Trump an outsider? Billionaires are outsiders? Is this a Menendez brothers biopic poster? http://bit.ly/2cl4VXn
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) September 3, 2016
They were likened to a coven of witches:
What you summon when you say “Make America Great Again” three times in front of a mirror http://pic.twitter.com/RfQDX5jxg5
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) September 3, 2016
And they became the object of this woman’s envy-fantasy:
— Gail (@stillgailslater) September 7, 2016
Was the original Trump Instagram post a bust after the media and entertainers lampooned it? So far, the post has nearly 18 thousand likes for Don Jr.
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