A photo of George Clooney wearing an anti-MAGA t-shirt has recently been shared online, but it’s fake. The shirt Clooney actually wore had the logo for Casamigos tequila on it. Let’s take a look at the facts.
Printed messages, including those on t-shirts, are particularly easy to alter and should always be approached with skepticism — especially when they spark a strong emotion or confirm your biases. Also, it’s helpful to note that many of the provocative t-shirt designs that have been digitally added to celebrity photos can be found for sale online. In this case, not only is the “losers” anti-Trump shirt available for purchase, but one of the webpages features the product using a cropped version of the fake Clooney photo. The same product page features a “Keep America Trumpless” t-shirt that was recently added to a photo of the actor Chris Evans:
- “Fact check: Image of George Clooney in anti-Trump shirt is altered” (Bayliss Wagner, USA Today).
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