For former Vice President and 2020 Democrat candidate Joe Biden, a recent campaign advertisement may be coming back to haunt him, following new reports indicating that the artist featured in the “America” themed ad is actually Danish.
According to reports, Biden’s campaign purchased stock footage, which was used in his “America: Anything is Possible” ad, featuring a Danish man working in a shop.
While Biden has outperformed his Democrat opponents as he seeks the party’s nomination, his recently-announced campaign has been marred with a series of gaffes, despite its relatively new existence.
Despite being seen as a major contender in the upcoming election, Biden has struggled increasingly to appeal to younger liberal voters, and continues to be dogged by allegations of inappropriate physical conduct, remarks on reparations, and other scandals.
From The Daily Caller:
An artist featured in former Vice President Joe Biden’s latest campaign ad, which is titled “America: Anything Is Possible,” isn’t actually American.
But the artist isn’t American — he’s Danish, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
The Biden campaign purchased rights to the video from a stock footage company, Dissolve Ltd., which had purchased the video from a company called Scandinavian Images Exclusive. Dissolve’s website labels the video: “Medium shot of a man painting in a workshop.”
TheDCNF confirmed the artist’s name with Dissolve, but opted not to identify him by name as he didn’t deal with the Biden campaign directly.
The Biden campaign did not return a request for comment on its use of a foreign artist in an ad about America.
The footage was shot in April 2018 in Zealand, Denmark, according to a release the artist signed, which Dissolve shared with TheDCNF.
The artist did not immediately return TheDCNF’s email requesting comment on his inclusion in the ad.