Fake People cover claims Taylor Lautner's 'out and proud'
December 27th, 2011
09:15 AM ET

Fake People cover claims Taylor Lautner's 'out and proud'

You won't see the People magazine cover featuring "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner, along with the headline "Out and Proud," at the newsstand. It's a fake.

The image bears the celebrity magazine's title logo across the top, with 19-year-old Lautner brooding below it in a leather jacket and jeans.

The "exclusive" cover story claims that Lautner is "tired of rumors," and that readers could expect for him to open up "about his decision to finally come out." Dated to look like a January 7, 2012 issue of the mag, a quote on the cover has Lautner saying, "I'm more liberated, and happier than I've ever been."

But reps for People magazine confirm to CNN that the cover is "absolutely a Twitter joke that went viral," and is an "absolute fake."

The faux People cover has spread quickly across the Web, and it seems some, like Russell Simmons, were fooled.

According to E! Online, Simmons at first tweeted that he was "proud of Taylor Lautner for his bravery and courage."

Later, presumably after being looped in on the fake story, the industry mogul said he's "Disappointed that people would joke about someone coming out about their sexuality. Let Taylor Lautner be whoever he wants to be..."

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soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Mr Jimmy

    To quote Peggy Bundy...."Gay as a debutant"...and so says my gaydar.

    December 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cyber

    for every gay guy there is more P***Y for me. thats all i care about.

    December 29, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. mi

    who is this guy?

    December 28, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. Johnnie99


    December 28, 2011 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. madhater

    G@y people talk funny.

    December 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LoJenk


    December 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LoJenk


    December 27, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dizzyd

    @Dee1 – the cultures where the government abused the poor were the ones that toppled and/or fell. Read YOUR history books.

    December 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. emily

    Yeah. She is one of them lesbeans. A gay one.

    December 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jack

    Well, I knew he was gay a long time ago. It's so obvious! And it was confirmed when his people had him throw a football on Jay Leno and talk up his martial arts blackbelt awards on David Letterman. Me thinks she doth protest too much! Gay!

    December 27, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dee1

    Every nation or empire that has had gay culture proliferate boldly and accepted it willingly has toppled or fallen....read your history books

    December 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Hilarious (yet sad) to see someone trying so hard to be so smart, yet doing so without any ability to write coherently.

      December 27, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      ergo, we're doomed. brilliant deduction.

      December 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. michele

    So is he saying he is gar or hes mad because the magizine is saying he claimed to be gay? it was a little confusing for me

    December 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. support

    Good forhim wether he is or isn't. To anyone who has the courage to come out and say who they are I support you!

    December 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. pedro' ramirez II

    Is he the vampire or the wolf? They both seem like tuuurdnockers.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. captain obvious

    Actually what's wrong with the world is people judging others. Don't understand how someone elses life choices can infuriate you. How I see it is that's what's right with the world the ability to be what you want and do what you want(within reason) how boring would it be if we were all the same color all had the same religion and all had the same orientations....growup and not be so closed minded...

    December 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa D

      Indeed but the only way you can be "right" is if you are white, conservative, gun-toting, country or rock music listening and believe that your OPINION is the only one that matters...

      December 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Morrison

      But Lisa, that's 99% of Congress!

      December 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Rex

    Gay gay gay. thats all u hear about . dumb gays n their pe.nis a55 pumping f@gs

    December 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • DefenderUS

      Hmm... Protest a little much, Rex? How is it you found yourself reading about an attractive male celebrity who was rumored to be gay? Hmmmm....?

      December 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liberace

      Rex isn't gay...he really likes little boys. But don't blame him. It was the Twinkies.

      December 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  17. maykat18

    Who cares what he is? If he is gay he is gay. I just hope he is happy in what ever choice he makes.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  18. Jacques Steen

    Why is these a photo of a homely VietNamese girl that needs to use a depilatory running along with this story ?

    December 27, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Ames

      Is there an ounce of the English language in any part of what you just said?!

      December 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Yes, Ames, Jacques does have some problems with his grammar, but why don't you explain your error in using a mixed metaphor about a language having physical weight.

      December 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shake Your Grooved Thang

      I looked and looked, Jacques, but just didn't see your picture up there. And Jacques doesn't sound very Vietnamese.

      December 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Richard

    G@y peeps are all thats wrong with the world

    December 27, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  20. Timmy

    He is gay as a brick

    December 27, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • murpis

      I didn't know bricks were gay, let alone, really gay.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Shake Your Grooved Thang

      Timmy was forced at an early age to be a bicycle stand. Don't blame him.

      December 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Rolyat

    As soon as he opens his mouth you can tell he's gay. But that's his business. Hope he's happy.

    December 27, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  22. Burga

    I knew back when he was Shark Boy, he had no real interest in Lava Girl.

    December 27, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Ha ha ha Burga!! Thats Hilarious !! No wonder they didn't get it on!!

      December 29, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  23. Monkey


    December 27, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Here's the cliched response to your both inane and cliched question: if you don't care, then why are you even here ?

      December 27, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rasputin

      Because, deep down, Monkey really doesn't care.

      December 28, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |

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