Phoney Taylor Lautner coming out story hits the web

People Magazine cover on Twilight star is revealed to be 'absolute fake'

Phoney Taylor Lautner coming out story hits the web
27 December 2011

Taylor Lautner is not coming out as gay.

A fake mock-up of a People Magazine story with the headline 'Out and Proud' was 'leaked' online on Monday (26 December) and caused quite a buzz.

But it's not true.

A spokesperson forPeople Magazine told Gossip Cop that the story was 'absolutely fake.'

The cover was dated Jan. 7, 2012 with this cover blurb: 'Tired of rumors, the 19-year-old Twilight star opens up about his decision to finaly come out. 'I'm more liberated, and happier than I've ever been.'

In an interview with Australian GQ in October, the actor more or less came out as straight. He was questioned about a dinner he had with gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and gay director Gus Van Sant. The writer asked if either man had hit on him during the meal.

'No, definitely not,' Lautner answered. 'I think they know I’m straight. But they’re great guys. They’re a lot of fun.'

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