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#InternsSoWhite: Ryan Mocked for Selfie Showing Him With Over 100 Interns, Almost All of Them White

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"I had to put on sunglasses to look directly at it."

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) during a news briefing after a House Republican Conference meeting May 11, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A photo was posted on social media over the weekend featuring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) posing with over 100 Congressional interns.

"I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie," the caption read on Ryan's official Instagram account.

I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie.

A photo posted by Speaker Paul Ryan (@speakerryan) on

The photo quickly gained traction — not for the number of interns but for the color of their skin. Almost every intern is white.

Online commenters were quick to call the post "embarrassing," and some even compared the photo to a Where's Waldo? puzzle.

"Where is the racial/ethnic diversity?" one Instagram user wrote.

"Your record for most white interns in a selfie," wrote another.

"Good lord! That is embarrassing — NO diversity!!! Wow!" another added.

And it didn't stop there.

One Instagram user commented that the shot was "whiter than a snow storm," and another even asked if the photo was of a "#KuKluxKlan meeting."

Folks on Twitter chimed in as well:

The hashtags "#InternsSoWhite" and "#GOPSoWhite" quickly took off, mimicking the #OscarsSoWhite controversy surrounding this year's Academy Awards.

(H/T: Daily Mail)

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