Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Show Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Wearing Trump Apparel

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  • by: Victoria Eavis
Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Show Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Wearing Trump Apparel Photoshop

Were Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn seen wearing Donald Trump apparel? No, that's not true: This is an altered image. Trump symbols were pasted onto a paparazzi photo of the couple in white T-shirts.

The claim appeared in a post (archived here) where it was originally published by a Facebook user on July 17, 2016. It read:

The damn share button is missing on a lot of stuff so I have to cut and paste mark is at it again trying to block republicans from sharing posts

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Jun 29 13:50:10 2020 UTC)

The unaltered photo of the couple first appeared in 2015, where they were seen without the Trump emblems:

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Snopes also conducted a fact check on this altered image.

The image posted on Facebook also had text added to it via the app, Mematic. The text on the photo said:

KURT RUSSEL AND GOLDIE HAWN 30 YEARS TOGETHER! LOOK WHO THEY SUPPORT!

The longtime couple was not wearing Trump apparel on this day in 2015.

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  Victoria Eavis

Victoria Eavis is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She recently graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology. In her last few months at Duke, she was a reporter for a student news site, The 9th Street Journal, that covers the city of Durham, North Carolina. 

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