Photograph of elderly woman sparks hilarious Twitter discussion
How old would you say the woman in the image below is?
That photograph— of a white-haired woman who looks to be (to put it gently) well into her golden years— has sparked a funny thread on Twitter. The reason? The pic was used to illustrate a story in the Times of London about people over 55.
As someone who just hit 51 this is not the stock photo for over 55s I wish to see. Chosen by a 30 yr old no doubt pic.twitter.com/BnXe6pmG6E— Shelagh Fogarty (@ShelaghFogarty) February 6, 2017
A journalist named Shelagh Fogarty posted a screenshot of the story— and the funny-in-this-context photograph— on Twitter, commenting: “As someone who just hit 51 this is not the stock photo for over 55s I wish to see.”
The tweet generated dozens of replies, with some people who said they were in their 50s posting photographs of themselves.
@ShelaghFogarty This is me, 58 in June pic.twitter.com/wVq5OcfFD7— Paola Cooper (@CrouchPaola) February 6, 2017
Others simply wanted to share their thoughts.
“Looks more like 80,” one person wrote.
Another: “Yeah, even 100 years ago you didn't look like that at 55”
And a person who identified himself as in his 30s exclaimed: “Crikey - I've only got 15 years before I look like that?!! ...and I'm 35!”
As of Tuesday, the tweet had garnered a modest 169 likes.