Rykard Jenkins is mostly known for his appearance on the U.K. reality show Love Island but he has recently been getting attention for something else.
Rykard shared a picture of himself wearing a Trump 2020 baseball cap that had obviously been photoshopped. The hat he had originally been wearing in the picture (an advertisement for the FXB brand), had been edited to look like a Trump 2020 cap.
Jenkins, who lives in the UK, seems to have a sense of humor about the situation but while he may find the photo amusing, some people are seeing a pattern of Trump’s team taking images of people of color and photoshopping them to promote himself.
UPDATE:— Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) September 14, 2019
publicly touching our hair without consent is no longer the most racist thing you can do to a black person's head https://t.co/bhxqepAbUP
Imagine struggling so much to find a non-white Trump supporter that you just photoshop a random guy to look like he's wearing a Trump hat. And people say Brad Parscale is some kind of genius? This is pathetic. https://t.co/rHguo1m67d— Aaron Astor (@AstorAaron) September 15, 2019
I'm well-aware of the huge online effort on the Right to fake black support for Trump. They even made a bunch of fake twitter accounts using stock photos of black folks. But this…this is getting out of hand. 😭 pic.twitter.com/FJEIwIrOQH— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) October 18, 2018
Jenkins however, hopes to use the attention from the photo to bring people’s attention to something more important – h