I’m assuming the Baskin-Robbins photo was altered by a particularly inspired observer, but no matter. It’s absolutely real considering the relentlessly surreal nature of life in 2020 America.
Ironically the iconic Iwo Jima image from 1945 was of the second flag raised on Mount Suribachi, not the first. It wasn’t faked, although it was intended as an improvement on the original.
As for the differing world views of the two photos, there’s really no comparison, is there?