No, Emma Gonzalez didn’t tear up the Constitution — it was a photoshopped image.
Emma Gonzalez did a photoshoot for Teen Vogue, it which she rips up a shooting target. The gif was altered to show her ripping up the constitution — and it quickly spread across 4Chan. The image was then picked up by alt-right social network Gab, which later clarified that the post was “satire,” stating, “This is obviously a parody/satire. You’re all mad because it’s believable isn’t it? That the best type of satire. It’s a comedic reflection of reality.”
Gab then posted more photoshopped images of Gonzalez — Twitter users noticed that her face was also altered.
@Urlan Michael tweeted, “The worst part is that they even shopped Emma herself — darkened her eyes, widened her nose, and apparently made her ears larger. They are doing anything they can to degrade the main voices of the Never Again movement.”
Teen Vogue’s chief content editor called out the trolls, stating, “It’s also among the most unfortunate parts of our work at @TeenVogue: when we give young people a platform, we want to elevate their voices. Sometimes, that means subjecting them to hatred and vitriol. From where we stand, these are even more reasons we have to listen to what she’s saying and continue our unwavering support.”