Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton changed her Twitter avatar Tuesday to an image of Rosa Parks sitting on a Hillary campaign logo.
To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, Clinton’s official Twitter account boldly – or, rather ostentatiously – appropriates the image of an actual African-American civil rights icon to gin up support for the presidential candidacy of a wealthy white woman.
But inferences can be made that undermine the intent of the avatar.
That Parks is sitting on a Hillary “H” logo suggests that her campaign is actually the bus, which is segregated, and therefore Parks is fighting to de-segregate the bus of the Clinton campaign.
— deray mckesson (@deray) December 1, 2015
Clinton’s shockingly ill-informed image echoes a widely mocked 2013 photo that President Obama published, in which he sat on the unmoving Rosa Parks bus at a Detroit museum and looked out the window.