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Canada's Green Party Admits Editing Photo of Leader Drinking out of a Disposable Cup

(Image via Green Party of Canada)

If they didn’t have a double standard, they’d have no standards at all.

An hilarious story from our neighbors to the north, where Canada’s Green Party has admitted doctoring a photo that shows their leader, Elizabeth May, drinking out of a disposable cup.

Fox News:

The image, which originally showed May using a disposable cup, was altered to use a different cup that displayed the Green Party logo, spokeswoman Rosie Emery told the National Post.

“All I know is that the original was photoshopped to put in a cup that had the Green Party logo,” Emery told the National Post.

The party spokesperson added that it’s not known why the straw was added but told the National Post it should not distract from the fact that May “walks her talk” regarding her stance on the environment.

(Image via Green Party of Canada)

She may not practice what she preaches, but she does, so there.

This is almost Trumpian in the explanation; ignore the facts and say whatever you want. Is anyone swallowing it?

In a statement on Tuesday, May said she as “completely shocked” to find out that the party had altered the image taken last year at the Sidney Street Market in Sidney, British Columbia.

“My personal daily practice is to avoid single-use plastic items 100% of the time. I never drink from plastic water bottles. I always carry my own reusable coffee cup. I carry my own bamboo utensils,” May said. “I walk the talk every day.”

So how do you explain the picture? A slip-up? A goof? Maybe she just forgot that she’s supposed to be environmentally pure.

The image, which is now cropped so you cannot see May’s hands, still remains on the Green Party’s website. Canadians go the polls on Oct. 21 in what will be May’s fourth general election.

“I hope that despite this misstep by well-meaning party staff (who hoped to brand the image with our logo), people can believe that in the original photo there is nothing I would have hidden,” May added.

It’s a “misstep,” don’t ya know. And because of who I am and who I represent, you have to believe that I would never have tried to hide this example of a double standard.

Got that? Well…they meant well. Holy bejeebees what a clusterfark.