Hoax of US tabloid claims Obama ‘had sex with Harry Styles’
A hoax cover of a US supermarket tabloid made the bizarre claim that US President Barack Obama “hid [his] gay lifestyle to become President”, and that he had an affair with another man.
The hoax was of the National Examiner, a US supermarket tabloid, claimed the 53-year-old’s marriage to Michelle “is a sham” on a cover circulated on social media.
It read: “Obama Hid Gay Life Style To Be President!”, with “Marriage to Michelle IS A SHAM!” and “He had sex with THIS MAN,” with an arrow pointing to a man.
Several photoshopped images circulating across the internet featured One Direction star Harry Styles – but the One Direction star was not present in the actual edition.
Instead, the photo was of a different man, but all other text appeared the same.
Update: This story originally stated The National Examiner cover featured Harry Styles. It was later updated to reflect that the cover was photoshopped.