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White House Edits Facebook Photo Nine Hours After Omitting Husband Of Luxembourg's Gay Prime Minister

The name was eventually added, nine hours after the photo went up on the White House Facebook page.

Posted on May 27, 2017, at 9:14 p.m. ET

The official White House Facebook page has edited a photo description that initially omitted the name of the husband of Luxembourg's gay prime minister, nine hours after it was first uploaded.

The White House / Via Facebook: WhiteHouse

The picture featured First Lady Melania Trump with other spouses of NATO leaders including Belgium's Queen Mathilde and First Lady Emine Erdoğan of Turkey. However, the photo's description initially excluded Gauthier Destenay, husband of Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel.

The omission of Destenay caused an immediate backlash on social media, with Facebook users quickly pointing out the exclusion of Luxembourg's First Gentleman from the description.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, also commented on the photo, asking why Destenay had been left out.

Nine hours after it was initially uploaded to the White House Facebook page, the photo caption was edited.

Multiple media outlets, including The Guardian and the Mirror, had already reported on the White House's "homophobic" photo caption.

mirror.co.uk

The White House did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.


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