By Erica Abbott
An image purportedly showing a group of Norwegian police officers wearing extremely tight summer uniforms is a digital fake. While the real uniforms are still fairly tight, they are not nearly as revealing as they appear to be in the digitally-altered photo.
According to Snopes, the Photoshopped image has been circulating social media for several years and recently re-emerged on the Grumpy Old Folk Facebook page. “Meanwhile in Norway…Norwegian police uniforms in the Summer are very popular with many women,” the photo caption reads. The photo has been shared more than 11,000 times, however, it is not quite as it seems.
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The real photo, taken by Toni Kaarttinen in 2010, does, in fact, show police officers in Oslo, Norway, however, the altered image makes the uniforms and muscles appear to be much more defined. Kaarttinen told The Local that he was originally upset when he saw the viral Photoshopped image circulating social media without any credit, but eventually found it to be quite amusing.
He and the creator of the altered image have since become friends. “I was following a Facebook group and suddenly there was a picture that looked really familiar, so I had to go and check, ‘Is it my picture?’” he said. Kaarttinen explained that it was easy to track down Ion Wolf, the man who created the doctored version, and the two are now connected on Facebook and Instagram.
Here are some examples of people sharing the Photoshopped image on social media:
Social Media Shares Fake Photo of Norwegian Police Officers’ Summer Uniform
Norwegian police uniform this summer think I’m going to Norway to get arrested lol pic.twitter.com/P0nOtRnPo4
— Bev Hamilton (@bevhamilton89) June 28, 2016
Anyone want to move to Norway ? this is the new uniform for their traffic police .. I would so be breaking the law pic.twitter.com/iSdBpWcc8G
— Sharon Gaught (@blsedbx3) March 7, 2016
this is the new traffic police uniform in Norway; watcha think? pic.twitter.com/6m3cdE3CT3
— Villi Wilson (@Conservative_VW) January 12, 2016
The Norwegian police uniform this summer… I’ve never been to Norway. I might go. pic.twitter.com/PMMHZo6PgB
— Binty (@Binty_xx) June 27, 2015
These are the summer uniform Norwegian Police! I need to go to Norway. ASAP! pic.twitter.com/kjc99WDf1u
— Angel Darling (@EmpressAngelica) July 24, 2015
Have you seen the fake photo of the Norwegian police officer’s summer uniform circulating social media? What are your thoughts on the real photo? Sound off in the comments section below!
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