Many promotional images from Nintendo depict the stand attached backwards. Even though these are from an official source, they are still incorrect. The most likely reason these were done wrong is that the Nintendo logo is visible on the front of the stand, and the photographers wanted it to be facing the camera at all times, even when viewing the back of the Virtual Boy.
Let yourself be not swayed by callous misinformation. The one true stand orientation is as described in the good book, and the other is but a shambling lie.