Vice President Joseph R. Biden just can’t avoid the comedic spotlight, it seems
His jump into Instagram — while remarkable in that within a few short hours, he already hit at 16,000 followers — nonetheless brought out the critics who mocked that his first photo share seemed a blunt advertisement for a sunglasses company.
In it, Mr. Biden is shown as an out-of-focus background to the in-focus, in-your-face pair of Ray-Ban aviator-style sunglasses placed at a strategic tilt on his desk.
The sunglasses are front and center.
Mr. Biden is the hazy afterthought, seated in the background, reading some papers.
As the New York Post pointed: “Many joked it looked like an ad for the sunglass maker.”
Mr. Biden joined the Instagram bandwagon on Wednesday afternoon.
He debuted with the photo of the sunglasses and the accompanying text: “Follow @VP for the latest from the Vice President, and the occasional aviators pic.”
Within five hours, he had 16,000 followers, the New York Post found.