Grant Berardo couldn’t vote for Donald Trump last year, but the Wall Township High School junior certainly could wear a T-shirt with his name on it.
Or so he thought.
With his parents’ permission, Grant took his school pictures wearing a navy blue Trump campaign shirt emblazoned with the slogan “Make America Great Again.”
But when Grant, 17, flipped to the yearbook page with his picture, he was shocked: Instead of the campaign shirt he wore that day, he was shown in a nondescript black T-shirt.
“It was Photoshopped” to remove the Trump message, Grant said.
“I sent it to my mom and dad, just like, ‘You won’t believe this.’ I was just overall disappointed,” he said. “I like Trump, but it’s history too. Wearing that shirt memorializes the time.”
Wall Schools Superintendent Cheryl Dyer said Friday she was investigating why it happened and who was responsible, but did not condone the digital alteration.
“I am quite disturbed by the entire situation,” she said, declining to comment further.
A spokesman for Jostens, the company that takes the photographs and prints the yearbooks, did not respond to requests for comment.
SOURCE: Mike Davis
Asbury Park (N.J.) Press