Fact Check: This Poster Of A Woman Advertising Her Love Of Breathing Dust Is NOT Real -- It's Art

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  • by: Christiana Dillard
Fact Check: This Poster Of A Woman Advertising Her Love Of Breathing Dust Is NOT Real -- It's Art Satirical Art

Is there a real poster of an older woman advertising her desire to "breathe dust"? No, that's not true: The poster was created by Alan Wagner and posted on his comedic Instagram account @truewagner.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) published on June 23, 2021. It included an image of the poster, which featured various pictures of an older woman and read, in part:

WARNING: I BREATHE DUST

  • I put all kinds of dust in a bag and breathe it
  • It makes me feel like Super Woman

The caption of the Facebook post was a lone question mark.

This is what the post looked like on Facebook on June 25, 2021:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Jun 25 15:16:18 2021 UTC)

The image was originally posted to the @truewagner Instagram account on April 27, 2018. However, then it included a watermark and a phone number (shown below) that was removed either by the account that posted it on Facebook or by another social media user:

(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Fri Jun 25 15:18:12 2021 UTC)

Alan Wagner, the comedian behind the @truewagner account, is known for posting outlandish images of posters and products that at first glance appear to be real. Lead Stories previously reported on another post from @truewagner that involved "a horse made of 5G energy."

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  Christiana Dillard

Christiana Dillard is a former news writer for Temple University’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. She received her undergraduate degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a freelance writer for several organizations including the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Pitt Magazine, and The Heinz Endowments. When she’s not producing or studying media she’s binging it, watching YouTube videos or any interesting series she can find on streaming services.

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