Fact Check: Ben Shapiro Did NOT Tweet About His 'Wife's Bedroom' In Columbus Day Message -- It's A Fake Tweet

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Ben Shapiro Did NOT Tweet About His 'Wife's Bedroom' In Columbus Day Message -- It's A Fake Tweet Fact Check: Ben Shapiro Did NOT Tweet About His 'Wife's Bedroom' In Columbus Day Message -- It's A Fake Tweet Fake Tweet

Did conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweet that his wife sleeps in her own bedroom in a Columbus Day message? No, that's not true: A tweet allegedly by Shapiro that claimed his daughter "went into my wife's bedroom," is a fake satirical message.

The claim appeared in an Instagram post (archived here) on October 14, 2021. It opens:

My daughter woke me up this morning and asked me what day it was. I asked, "is it Columbus Day?" She replied: "YEP!" She then went into my wife's bedroom and asked her the same question. I couldn't be prouder

Social media users saw this message:

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Thurs Oct 14 12:325:38 2021 UTC)

The fake tweet had the words "wife's bedroom" circled in red, implying that Shapiro's wife does not share a bedroom with him.

A Twitter search of "Ben Shapiro Columbus Day" does not show the tweet in question.

The Way Back Machine Internet Archive took five screenshots of Shapiro's Twitter account on October 11, none of which show a posted message about his "wife's bedroom" and "Columbus Day":

OCTOBER 11, 2021
5 snapshots
06:54:40

11:48:44

11:48:47

11:48:51

11:48:54

The earliest version of the fake tweet appears on the reddit subreddit "r/ToiletPaperUSA," which is a humorous thread:



Shapiro was previously mocked about a tweet he posted about his wife's opinion of Cardi B's song "WAP," but that was a real tweet:

Rolling Stone magazine described the "faux outrage" expressed by Shapiro over the Cardi B song that set him up for criticism of his own sex life with his wife.

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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