The White House has added the name of the First Gentleman of Luxembourg to a photo caption after online backlash to his name not being included.
This was the official photo posted to the White House Facebook page earlier today:
The photo was taken at the NATO conference in Brussels, and it included Gauthier Destenay, the spouse of Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg.
The initial caption read thusly:
First Lady Melania Trump poses with Belgium’s Queen Mathilde, center, and other spouses of NATO leaders: First Lady Emine Erdoğan of Turkey; Iceland’s Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir; the First Lady of France Brigitte Trogneux; First Lady Melania Trump; Slovenia’s Mojca Stropnik; Bulgaria’s Desislava Radeva; Belgium’s Amélie Derbaudrenghien, and Norway’s Ingrid Schulerud, during their visit Thursday, May 25, 2917, at the Royal Palace in Brussels. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
But Destenay’s name is left out of that, and people had some questions why:
Oh look!! The White House didn't name Gauthier Destenay, husband of Luxembourg's PM Xavier Bettel.
What a bunch of jerks. 👎 pic.twitter.com/cwaF0DLsON
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) May 27, 2017
Is there a reason the @WhiteHouse didn't include the First Gentleman of Luxembourg in this photo caption?
Like, a non-homophobic one? pic.twitter.com/W89mQzFDaq
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) May 27, 2017
White House refuses to list Luxembourg First Husband in photo of spouses. What's wrong with these people? I'm disgusted. pic.twitter.com/as0JU62Ryy
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) May 27, 2017
— ANTHONY OLIVEIRA (@meakoopa) May 27, 2017
This pisses me off more than I can describe in 140 characters. His name is Gauthier Destenay – and he should have been included. https://t.co/sUw8v1hKxH
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) May 27, 2017
— Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) May 28, 2017
Now, if you go to the Facebook photo, the caption has been updated with his name:
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