Huffpost Gay Voices

Taylor Lautner 'People' Magazine Coming Out Cover A Fake

Posted: Updated:

As many hearts were broken as they were mended Monday night when a People magazine cover featuring "Twilight" heartthrob Taylor Lautner coming out was officially ruled a fake.

An alleged "teaser" image of the supposed January 7 issue of the entertainment and lifestyle magazine turned up on the Internet and instantly went viral as many believed the teen star was announcing that he is gay.

A rep for People told Gossip Cop, the cover is "absolutely fake," and it has been noted that the sidebar featuring Brad Pitt and Carnie Wilson is from a 2006 issue of the magazine.

Still many were fooled by the cover, which featured the hunky actor -- who is no stranger to gay rumors -- and included an alleged quote from him reading, "I'm more liberated, and happier than I've ever been."

Hip-hop and fashion mogul Russell Simmons was one of the many who initially fell for the cover.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, after seeing the photoshopped image Simmons tweeted, "proud of Taylor Lautner for his bravery and his courage."

After finding out he had been tricked he wrote, "Disappointed that people would joke about someone coming out about their sexuality. Let Taylor Lautner be whoever he wants to be..."

Lautner isn't the first celeb (and won't be the last) to face gay rumors.

View our slideshow of other A-listers whose sexualities have been scrutinized:


Gay Rumors Of The Stars
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Taylor Lautner Falls Victim to Fake Coming Out Cover Story

Fake Taylor Lautner Coming Out Cover Story Hits Web - The ...

Taylor Lautner: People coming-out cover is fake - Pop2it - Zap2it

Photoshop Patrol: Taylor Lautner Victim of "Out & Proud" Fake ...

Fake Taylor Lautner Coming Out Cover Story Hits Web | Flick Daily

Fake Taylor Lautner Coming Out Cover Story Hits Web

Fake Taylor Lautner coming out story hits web

Did Taylor Lautner come out as gay on People Magazine? |

Taylor Lautner : Finally Coming Out!? | BPAX.TV

Fake Taylor Lautner Coming Out Cover Story Hits Web - ...