Twilight star Taylor Lautner has fallen victim to internet pranksters who posted his picture on a fake magazine cover over the holidays.
The online jokers mocked up an issue of People with a picture of Lautner and the strapline "Out & Proud," promising to reveal false details about the actor's sexuality.
However, a representative for the publication has condemned the cover as a forgery and dismissed the alleged revelations, telling GossipCop.com it is "absolutely fake".
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons fell for the prank and wrote a congratulatory message to Lautner on his Twitter.com page, before adding, "Disappointed that people would joke about someone coming out about their sexuality."
"Let Taylor Lautner be whoever he wants to be..."