The Democratic presidential candidate posted a Fourth of July message on Instagram, along with a series of photos, one of which is a photo from a Vogue profile featuring five women running for president. Well, make that six women, because Williamson just posted a more inclusive version of that image.
Williamson can be seen Photoshopped into a painting, hanging on the wall behind the group.
Williamson casually tucked away the digitally altered image as the last one in the Instagram slideshow, but her followers still took notice.
“Last picture I’m sCREAMING u are a true QUEEN,” one wrote.
Williamson notes that she did not make the “meme” but rather found it on the internet.
“All credit goes to the people of the internet who never fail to deliver,” her campaign told CNN.
The Vogue piece, dubbed “Madam President? Five Candidates on What It Will Take to Shatter the Most Stubborn Glass Ceiling,” features Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)–all photographed by the storied photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Williamson was only mentioned in the profile, not photographed–something she was upset about.
“You might have noticed who’s not in this picture. And let’s be clear why it matters: the issue is ethical responsibility on the part of the media,” Williamson wrote on July 3. “The framers of the Constitution did not make Vogue magazine the gatekeepers of America’s political process, here to determine who and who is not to be considered a serious political candidate.”
Vogue told CNN that Williamson wasn’t included because she isn’t a member of Congress.
“We’re in no way discrediting Marianne Williamson and all she’s accomplished,” a Vogue spokeswoman told CNN Business in a statement. “For the photo, Vogue wanted to highlight the five female lawmakers who bring a collective 40 years of political experience to this race.”
Williamson made waves during the first set of Democratic debates and now has a fair share of stans, but do they stan her politics? Only time will tell, but we should know by now not to underestimate any presidential candidate, like ever.
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