Alberta Premier Rachel Notley met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the Calgary Stampede this week, and the pair donned traditional Stampede headgear for the cameras beforehand.
But something was off at their photo-op: Notley was wearing her Smithbilt hat backwards.
Some gave the premier a hard time for the gaffe on Twitter.
— Keean Bexte (@KeeanBexte) July 7, 2015
But another pointed out she wasn't the first to make a Stampede attire blunder. Harper was also criticized for wearing his hat backwards at the 2005 Stampede, the Edmonton Journal pointed out.
— Conrad (@DesConrad) July 6, 2015
And others saw some symbolism in the hats...
White hat, black hat; looks pretty clear to me - http://t.co/FS51AiwyX5— Tim Bray (@timbray) July 7, 2015
During their meeting Notley wore a white hat while Harper wore a black hat-no allegorical imagery there http://t.co/3WEZRH5sOs— Jason Nishiyama (@evilscientistca) July 6, 2015
Smithbilt hat maker Ted Stovin told the newspaper that many hat wearers make the same mistake as Notley.
"Hats don't come with how-to instructions," he said.
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