Rayner made the claim after she was criticised for posting with Corbyn due to his record on anti-semitism. He was suspended from the Labour party in October 2020 after he claimed complaints about anti-semitism in the party outlined by an Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report in the party were “exaggerated” for “political reasons” and for not retracting this statement.
As such, when Jewish Newsquestioned her happy snap with the former leader, Rayner claimed she didn’t know he was going to be present at the event they were photographed at together supporting Brent North MP Barry Gardiner’s Private Members’ Bill, and that he had “photobombed” her, despite the image suggesting otherwise:
People mocked her by sharing their own deliberate photos with Corbyn, joking he had photobombed them too and now he and his sons are joining in with the banter:
"Oi Tom look at this wicked photobomb I done on Angie she fully had no idea it was so jokes"