The new cover of the TIME magazine featuring US President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in an icy look has been garnering mockery on social media. The popular TIME magazine posted the cover image featuring US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday on its official Twitter account.
— TIME (@TIME) June 11, 2021
Joe Biden can be seen wearing black glasses with Putin reflecting in them. The magazine garnered attention on Twitter as users flooded the platform with memes on Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin. The magazine ever drew criticism from notable people like journalist Glen Greenwald.
In his tweet, he said, “The US media constantly depicts complex relations between countries as some adolescent competition about which President can be more macho and stare down the other one, like 12-year-olds playing a staring game. Putin shaking when he sees Biden’s aviator glasses,” said the journalist.
A score of social media users posted a satirical cover of the magazine. Some even showed Putin on the cover of the magazine. Others showed the pictures of Biden stumbling down the stairs of the Air Force One after becoming the president.
According to reports, ahead of the June 16 summit, Biden has said that he will give a tough message to the Russian leadership. In his comment, he vaguely said that he would “let him know what I want him to know”.
The US media constantly depicts complex relations between countries as some adolescent competition about which President can be more macho and stare down the other one, like 12-year-olds playing a staring game.
Putin shaking when he sees Biden's aviator glasses. pic.twitter.com/TQ2wbC9Ttf
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 11, 2021
Last one pic.twitter.com/yuKYiwTL3U
— McMurphy Memes (@mcmurphy_pat) June 12, 2021
His statements followed his interview with ABC in which he said called Putin a ‘killer’ and said to him that “I don’t think you have a soul.”
The internet is quick pic.twitter.com/WWm4Cuvlyd
— Bobstar (@bobstar_m) June 11, 2021
Meanwhile, Putin in his latest interview said that he does not deem Biden to be as impulsive as Donald Trump though he described the former president as a ‘colorful and talented individual’.
“He didn’t come from the US establishment. He had not been part of big-time politics before, and some like it, some don’t like it but that is a fact,” Putin said, comparing the two American leaders. “So, as far as harsh rhetoric, I think that this is an expression of overall US culture,” said Putin.