Ladies can now rest easy. Taylor Lautner is not really gay. The Twilight hunk was featured on a fake cover of a January 2012 issue of People magazine with the headline, “Exclusive: Taylor Lautner Out and Proud” and a blurb underneath reading, “Tired of rumors, the Twilight star opens up about his decision to finally come out. ‘I’m more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been.'” The image was leaked yesterday over the Internet but officials from the magazine have confirmed that the cover is “absolutely fake” and have denied any connection to it. It turns out the hoax was nothing more than a crafty Photoshop job; the whole sidebar was even taken from an old issue of the magazine. It was so well done though, that rumors began spreading like wildfire. Even hip-hop magnate Russell Simmons was fooled, tweeting his support for Lautner’s “bravery and his courage.” After finding out it wasn’t real, Simmons tweeted again writing, “Disappointed that people would joke about someone coming out about their sexuality. Let Taylor Lautner be whoever he wants to be…”
What do you think? Would you have been fooled by the fake cover?