Pete Buttigieg Slammed For Using Stock Photos Of Minorities In Attempt To Appeal To Black Voters

Pete Buttigieg is rising in the polls in Iowa but he has some serious problems.

He is not connecting with black voters.

His campaign attempted to address this by releasing a plan for black people in America but they used stock photos of people from Kenya.

FOX News reports:

Buttigieg websites on ‘Black America’ plans used stock photos of minorities

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has scrubbed a photo of a black woman and child from a section of his website devoted to the Democratic presidential candidate’s plan to battle racial inequality.

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The problem – as first reported by The Intercept’s Ryan Grim – was that the image was a stock photo of a woman in Kenya who apparently has nothing to do with the campaign.

But Fox News has learned that the photo mix-up was far from an isolated case for the South Bend, Ind., mayor’s White House campaign. Its website has used other stock pictures of black individuals seemingly unaffiliated with the campaign, especially in promoting “the Douglass Plan,” which is billed as an investment in the “empowerment of black America.”

While campaigns have long used generic stills and clips in ads and elsewhere, they sometimes do so at their own peril. And for Buttiegieg – who’s soared to top-tier status in recent weeks, particularly in Iowa, but still struggles with black voters who compose roughly one-fifth of the primary electorate – the dust-up over stock photos falls within a sensitive area for the campaign. It comes as he’s launching a new effort to court black voters with series of events surrounding Wednesday’s Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta.

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This looks so bad.

This is definitely going to hurt his campaign.


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