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Bisexual Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez targeted by viral Twitter hoax

Bisexual Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez targeted by viral Twitter hoax

Emma Gonzalez Parkland survivor twitter viral

A fake photo of Parkland School survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping up the US constitution has gone viral on Twitter.

Gonzalez, 18, was a survivor of the recent Parkland School shooting which killed 17 people in February this year.

19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Now, following her emotional speech at the March For Our Lives rally on the 24 March, the activist and bisexual student has been targeted by a fake photo campaign, which shows her ripping up the constitution.

Emma Gonzalez targeted by fake photoshop hoax

The image, which appears to have been ripped from a recent edition of Teen Vogue, has caused outrage on Twitter.

That issue of the fashion magazine featured Gonzlaez and other survivors of the school shooting, gathering around a gun target before ripping it up.

The video version of the magazine cover shows Gonzalez ripping the target up, before the words NEVER AGAIN flash up on screen.

16-year-old Sarah Chadwick also recently spoke publicly about Trump not doing enough to curb gun violence at schools.

The source of the hoax is still unknown.

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Many have said that the fake image sums up the mindset of those who oppose the relaxation of gun laws.

Advocates such as the NRA (National Rifle Association) frequently state that tighter gun control is a direct attack on the United States’ freedoms.

Appearing at March For Our Lives rally in Washington DC, Gonzalez made an emotional speech which left her and many of the hundreds of thousands of protesters in tears as she read out the names of her lost school friends.

Gonzalez’s moving speech at March For Our Lives

Emma Gonzalez delivers emotional speech at the March for Our Lives rally

In the middle of a stirring speech at the March for Our Lives in Washington, student Emma Gonzalez pauses, and stands silently weeping. Her speech lasted about six minutes and 20 seconds — the same amount of time it took for a gunman to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School https://cnn.it/2pCJl8p

Posted by CNN on Saturday, 24 March 2018

Cities around the United States took part in the March for gun control on Saturday 24 March. Washington DC alone saw about 200,000 people participating.

Gonzalez, the bisexual Cuban student of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School, has faced a great deal of criticism for her activism post-shooting.

Even politicians have attacked her for her gender and sexual orientation.

Nevertheless, Gonzalez stood in front of the large Washington DC crowd to give a 6 minute, 20 second speech.

It was as long as it took the shooter to enter the school building and take 17 lives.