Taylor Lautner’s ‘Out & Proud’ Cover a Fake!

| December 27, 2011 - 10:04 am

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The Internet has been buzzing all morning about a “leaked” coming out cover featuring Twilight star Taylor Lautner – but it’s a fake!

An obviously photoshopped People magazine cover shows Taylor supposedly announcing that he’s “out and proud” and “tired of the rumors.” The fake cover story goes on quote Lautner as saying his decision to come out has left him feeling, “more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been.”

A rep for People magazine confirmed the cover a hoax to Gossip Cop, saying the cover is “absolutely fake.”

The fake story has tricked fans and even celebs like Russell Simmons, who tweeted Taylor a congratulatory tweet: “proud of Taylor Lautner for his bravery and his courage.” Once realizing the mistake, Simmons tweeted: “disappointed that people would joke about someone coming out about their sexuality. Let Taylor Lautner be whoever he wants to be…”

Back in October when Taylor covered Australian GQ, his sexuality was a topic of conservation after he was spotted around Los Angeles with Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and director Gus Van Sant, both of whom are gay.

Lautner was asked if either “made a pass” at him over dinner and Taylor responded: “No, definitely not. I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.”