Taylor Lautner Gay Cover Fakes Out Net
People says 'exclusive' on actor coming out is just a hoax
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2011 5:57 AM CST
This cover is 'absolutely fake,' People says.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A phony People magazine on which Taylor Lautner supposedly comes out of the closet is a fake, but it fooled plenty of people as it spread around the Internet, Gossip Cop reports. "Tired of rumors, the Twilight star opens up about his decision to finally come out,” reads the cover, which the magazine has confirmed is a fake. Def Jam producer Russell Simmons was among the celebs fooled by the hoax, E! Online notes.

Simmons tweeted that he was "proud of Taylor Lautner for his bravery and his courage." When he realized it was a hoax, Simmons said he was "disappointed that people would joke about someone coming out about their sexuality. Let Taylor Lautner be whoever he wants to be."