The People magazine cover announcing the "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner is "Out & Proud" and allegedly offering the “Exclusive” that the actor is going public with a bombshell about his sexuality spread on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook on December 26, 2011. However, the image of the supposed January 7, 2012 issue was revealed as an absolute fake and Taylor Lautner has not given an exclusive to the magazine in which he has come out as gay.
The “People” cover also proclaims “Tired of rumors, the Twilight star opens up about his decision to finally come out.” Beneath the headline was a fake quote from Lautner, “I’m more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been.” The faux People magazine cover managed to fool plenty of people online including producer Russell Simmons who tweeted, "proud of Taylor Lautner for his bravery and his courage." He later responded, “Disappointed that people would joke about someone coming out about their sexuality. Let Taylor Lautner be whoever he wants to be..." Taylor Lautner is hardly the first celebrity at the centre of an internet hoax. Last week, a rumor that rocker Jon Bon Jovi was dead in his home state of New Jersey hit like wildfire across the Internet. However, this was not true. Later, Jon Bon Jovi issued a statement to let the public now that he is, in fact, alive and well.
The People Magazine cover of January 7, 2012 issue on which Taylor Lautner announces that he’s gay is totally fake. The source of the photo is still unknown, but it has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and other social media websites
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Taylor Lautner's Gay Scandal on People Magazine Cover is Totally Fake