By Erica Abbott
A viral image purportedly showing President Donald Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr. looking “cartoonish” is a digitally-manipulated fake. The photo, which social media claims Trump “hates,” uses an existing image of the Trump brothers and dramatically distorts their appearance.
According to Snopes, the Photoshopped image has been circulating social media since at least last month and is generally shared with the caption, “Donald Trump HATES this photo of his two sons. Please don’t share it.” One tweet, which tags Trump’s personal Twitter account, has been retweeted more than 28,000 times. The fake photo features Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr. with greatly exaggerated features, which leads to a creepy effect. Some of the changes made to the Trump brothers’ faces include an enlarged lip and widened eyes. The photo, however, is not real.
— Linda Radtke (@lradtke77) June 9, 2017
The actual photo does, in fact, feature the Trump brothers—but not with the same look as the now-viral image. The photo was originally taken in 2005 at Donald Jr.’s wedding. The photo caption reads:
NOVEMBER 12: Donald Trump, Jr. pose with his brother Eric Trump after the wedding ceremony at the Mar-a-Lago Club on November 12, 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by C. Allegri/Getty Images)
They can also be seen, unedited, in a photo with their sister Ivanka.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake photo on social media:
Social Media Shares Fake Photo of Donald Trump’s Sons Eric and Donald Jr.
Welcome future Overlords!! pic.twitter.com/C29735f3og
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) July 10, 2017
Donald Trump HATES this photo of his two sons. Please don’t share it. pic.twitter.com/k6HeVJCAOq
— meme god (@MEMESG0D) June 12, 2017
Donald Trump (@RealDonaldTrump) hates this photo of his sons.
Be sure to RETWEET it! pic.twitter.com/BEKDHvdyNT
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) June 11, 2017
Apparently, Trump hates this photo of his 2 sons. Don’t share this image of Don Jr. and Eric Trump. Don’t do it. pic.twitter.com/eDJNJkw0rg
— Resistance Movement (@ResistanceMove) June 11, 2017
— TheUnsilentMAJORITY (@The_UnSilent_) June 10, 2017
Have you seen the fake photo of Donald Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr. circulating social media? Did you know it was a Photoshopped image? Sound off in the comments section below!
Source:: Business 2 Community