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Taylor Lautner 'People' Magazine Coming Out Story is a Fake

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A mock-up of a forthcoming People magazine cover on which Twilight star Taylor Lautner announces he's "Out & Proud" is a fake, a People rep tells Gossip Cop:

A rep for the magazine confirms to Gossip Cop exclusively that it’s “absolutely fake.”

The fraudulent issue, which reads, "Tired of rumors, the Twilight star opens up about his decision to finaly come out. 'I'm more liberated, and happier than I've ever been'", borrows its Brad Pitt/Carnie Wilson sidebar from a May 2006 People cover, according to GS.

The cover fooled many, however, including hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons:

Producer Russell Simmons was fooled by the the fake, tweeting, "proud of Taylor Lautner for his bravery and his courage." He later responded to being duped, saying, " 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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  1. Could be a "Fake" fake.

    Posted by: RobWest | Dec 27, 2011 8:39:13 AM


  2. OK, then I guess we have to wait a couple weeks. Or years. Or whatever. You cannot see him interviewed and walk away thinking, "Gosh he really seems straight."

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 27, 2011 8:49:14 AM


  3. I don't understand the appeal. Yeah, he has a nice body. But, the Face!!! eeewwww. Very ugly nose and very bad hair.

    Posted by: Tim NC | Dec 27, 2011 8:51:29 AM


  4. Russell Simmons is an idiot. Being gay is not what one "wants to be", it's what one IS.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Dec 27, 2011 9:23:19 AM


  5. I think he should be happy to get the attention. They did spell his name right, right?

    Posted by: Don't take it personally | Dec 27, 2011 9:41:04 AM


  6. Paul R

    Yepp. The few interviews I have seen of him portray him as lispy with his wrists flapping so much you might think they are about to pop off his body

    I'd feel safe in making a bet that one day he will come out

    Posted by: say what | Dec 27, 2011 10:00:12 AM


  7. He'll come out when his movie career is over, which is whenever the Twitlight series ends.

    Posted by: Sam | Dec 27, 2011 10:54:37 AM


  8. Leave the kid alone. Simmons is right. Let Taylor find out who he is on his own. Geez, how old is he now? 18? 19? I can't believe how hateful people (gay or straight) are towards this young man.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 27, 2011 11:09:14 AM


  9. It's hateful to recognize that he's gay? Come on. I don't hate him one bit. Honestly, I don't care.

    Posted by: Paul R | Dec 27, 2011 11:37:19 AM


  10. Isn't he Parrish Maguire? If so, it's a vast conspiracy just to make him seem str8.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 27, 2011 2:59:18 PM


  11. This is pathetic. Personally, I don't ever get any kind of gay vibe from this kid. But more importantly, he has stated on multiple occasions that he's not gay. Unless somebody's ready to come forward with the x-rated photo or the sex tape, it's time to take him at his word and leave him alone. To keep harping on this "is he or isn't he" is tacky and so played out.

    Posted by: Ealan14 | Dec 28, 2011 12:55:23 AM


  12. i don't know why people argue about the obvious.... sorry, but he doesn't need to say he is gay.... is kind of just is what it is.

    Posted by: art | Dec 28, 2011 2:59:53 AM


  13. Where there is smoke there is usually fire...or at least a flame in this case.

    Posted by: Stan | Dec 28, 2011 5:05:23 PM


  14. Taylor L. has been a Blind Vice item for years on E's gossip blog as "Parrish Maguire". His same sex preferences, while "dating" women, have been covered extensively.

    I can only think someone did the lad a favor. Pity his response was so very surly. LOVED the silence at condemning the hoax. "There's gambling at Rick's?!"

    It's only a secret if no one knows. Uh, kid, EVERYONE knows, which was the point of the hoax.

    Please please please... do Fey Oily-Tush next!

    Posted by: Johninseattle | Dec 28, 2011 9:09:48 PM


  15. Why do so many people enjoy making the lives of others more difficult? We should celebrate the young mans success. What business is it of anyones if he is gay or straight or somewhere in between.

    Posted by: jack | Dec 29, 2011 12:14:20 AM


  16. Jack, because he's hot and every hot male is required to be gay, obviously!

    Posted by: Jason 2 | Dec 29, 2011 6:32:16 AM


  17. It's extremely ignorant and prejudice to make assumptions about another persons sexuality based on what you see on television. None of us know Taylor personally and it's both rude and invasive to make fake come out stories and say "It's only a matter of time".

    Remember, coming out isn't an obligation and those who do it, must do it at their own speed.

    Posted by: Kishi | Dec 29, 2011 10:43:11 AM


  18. The text lines are the same ones that were used on the cover when Lance Bass came out in People in 2006.

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,26334,1219142,00.html

    Posted by: Marc | Dec 29, 2011 1:13:57 PM


  19. I totally agree with Jack, Jason2 and Kishi. And PaulR - if you don't care, why 2 posts?

    Posted by: JHR459 | Dec 29, 2011 2:26:45 PM


  20. Yawn, he's hot, I'd do him, next.

    Posted by: Beau | Dec 31, 2011 7:34:37 AM


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