On the day thousands of people throughout the world were protesting gun violence, others — not supportive of this movement — were targeting Emma Gonzalez.
There’s no denying the incredible gathering at the March Of Our Lives protest in D.C. and elsewhere, but some conservatives fought back with their own message: Emma Gonzalez doesn’t believe in the constitution.
An image of the young leader went viral on Twitter yesterday, which depicted her tearing up the constitution. But the problem is, it’s not real. Emma was photoshopped ripping the constitution in half, but the original image has Emma tearing up a target practice poster.
Samhita Mukhopadh-YAY, Executive Editor of Teen Vogue tweeted the difference between the real image and the photoshopped picture.
This image (left) being spread by guns rights activists is FAKE and a photoshopped image of @Emma4Change tearing up the Constitution. She’s actually tearing up paper target in the pic (right). Spread the word. pic.twitter.com/pWa1X1Xvka
— Samhita (@TheSamhita) March 25, 2018
The original image was used in a Teen Vogue spread that featured Emma, among others. Here’s a closer look at the original picture.
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"In just a few weeks’ time, we, the youth of the United States, have built a new movement to denounce gun violence and call for safety in all of our communities. And this is only the beginning." #EmmaGonzalez writes our March cover story — a rallying cry for all of America's children. Link in bio. 📽: @tylersphotos Makeup: @gracegraceahn Styling: @cocostyle1 Hair: @rubi_jones
The doctored started spreading on Twitter hours after the March Of Our Lives demonstration had concluded.