FACT CHECK: Did Jill Biden Wear A Lobster Jacket?

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows First Lady Jill Biden wearing a lobster jacket to an event.

Verdict: False

The image has been digitally altered. The original image shows Biden wearing a white shawl.

Fact Check:

The Biden White House hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for a state dinner last week, according to The New York Times. The White House garnered controversy by serving lobster, despite politicians from Maine arguing the administration is trying to regulate the industry “out of existence,” NBC News reported.

The Facebook image, which shows a Twitter screengrab, appears to show Jill Biden wearing a type of lobster regalia. The tweet reads, “What in the Red Lobster Pajamas is Jill Biden wearing? Jill Biden is the tackiest First Lady in the history of America.”

The image is digitally altered. Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact found that the original image shows the First Lady wearing a white shawl. There is no indication that she is wearing any lobster designs in the image. (RELATED: Did Time Magazine Name Joe Biden And Kamala Harris ‘The Most Unpopular Duo’?)

“Washington, United States Of America. 23rd May, 2021. United States President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden return to the White House from a weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat near Thurmont, Maryland in Washington, DC, USA, 23 May 2021.Credit: Jim LoScalzo/Pool via CNP Photo via Credit: Newscom/Alamy Live News,” reads the image description.

If Jill Biden had worn anything related to lobsters, media outlets would have covered it, yet none have. A wider internet search also did not yield any credible results for the alleged image.

This is not the first time the first lady has been the subject of misinformation on social media. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim purporting Jill Biden had said she “would have been fine” if her mother aborted her.

Elias Atienza

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