No, this photo does not depict the recently appointed US ambassador to Jamaica and his wife.
The person depicted in the photograph is Thomas Neuwirth, an Austrian singer and drag queen renowned for his captivating stage persona, Conchita Wurst. The photo was taken in 2019.
Jamaica’s refusal to grant diplomatic immunity and privileges to the same-sex spouse of an American diplomat has led to heightened tensions between Jamaica and the United States. In response, the United States has denied the Jamaican government’s request to extend the stay of three diplomats stationed at Jamaica’s Embassy and consulates in the U.S.
Photo featuring the recently appointed US ambassador to Jamaica and his wife
The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. The photo in question, initially thought to be of the recently appointed US ambassador to Jamaica and his wife, has been identified through a reverse image search as featuring the renowned Austrian singer and drag queen, Conchita Wurst, alongside her business manager and the executive director of her company, Andre Karsai. The image was taken by Jeff Mangione of Kurier magazine at the Vienna Opera Ball on February 28, 2019. Wurst also shared a picture of herself from the same event on her Instagram account on the same day.
Noah Nickolas Perry is the current US Ambassador to Jamaica, having assumed office in May 2022 following his confirmation in the US Senate on March 10, 2022. He continues to serve as the US Ambassador to Jamaica, and his wife is Joyce Perry.