By Erica Abbott
Reports that Jennifer Aniston and other stars are creating a “Celebrities for Trump” group are false. The actress is not forming any pro-President Donald Trump advocacy group—rumors that several celebrities were developing any such organization originated in a clickbait headline.
According to Snopes, the fake claim was published on ConservativeSociety.net, a disreputable/clickbait new and entertainment website, and other questionable sites. The article, which was completely unrelated to the lengthy headline featuring the fake quote”Me and All The Trump Supporter Celebrities Decide To Make A Company Named ‘Celebrities For Trump’, Which Fight Against All Anti Trump Celebrities, I Think President Trump Needs Our Support”, combined two completely unrelated stories.
The “report” starts off by talking about a “Saturday Night Live” cold open from Dec. 3, in which Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. “The real Donald Trump didn’t waste any time tweeting about the sketch, sharing his displeasure on, where else, Twitter,” the fake report, which copied parts of a TooFab article, reads. The sketch and Trump’s criticism were real, but Aniston was not connected to them in any way. She did, however, make a surprise appearance during that episode’s Weekend Update.
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
Several paragraphs later, the false story jumps into a rumored clothing line collaboration between Aniston and singer Sheryl Crow, the entirety of which was lifted verbatim from a Gossip Cop report published last month. The website, which rates celebrity gossip on a “real” to “rumor” scale, debunked the alleged partnership in October. However, that had nothing to do with the fake Aniston quote, either.
The bogus article makes no mention of a “Celebrities for Trump” support group. The aforementioned Aniston quote is not real and the accompanying “article” has nothing to do with the fabricated, clickbait headline. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress is not forming a pro-Trump advocacy group and it’s unlikely that she would ever do so given that she seemingly supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
A post shared by JENNIFER MEYER (@jenmeyerjewelry) on Aug 23, 2016 at 11:44am PDT
Here are some examples of people sharing the false quote/story on social media:
Social Media Shares Fake Story about Jennifer Aniston Forming A “Celebrities for Trump” Group
Jennifer Aniston: “Me and All The Trump Supporter Celebrities Decide To Make A Company Named “Celebrities For Trump”, Which Fight Against All Anti Trump Celebrities, I Think President Trump Needs Our Support”. Do You Support Her? https://t.co/pjpRFIdXHo
— PFH (@PFH_Canada) November 18, 2017
ACTRESS JENNIFER ANISTON: “ME AND ALL THE TRUMP SUPPORTER CELEBRITIES DECIDE TO MAKE A COMPANY NAMED “CELEBRITIES FOR TRUMP”, WHICH FIGHT AGAINST ALL ANTI TRUMP CELEBRITIES, I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP Go to the full article.
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