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The Only Horrifying Thing About This Photo Is How It's Being Used

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08/06/2016 9:58 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST
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A photo doing the rounds on Twitter, which is supposedly of a bloody and battered Trump supporter who sustained injuries after meeting with liberal protesters, is actually of Australian actress Samara Weaving in full make-up for a role.

The original photograph of Weaving was actually posted by the actress herself (as well as by her make up artist Hannah Wilson) way back in January when she was filming comedy horror television series 'Ash vs Evil Dead'.

However, its most recent use illustrates what is becoming a disturbing trend among Trump fans to circulate disturbing hoax images, claiming to be evidence of attacks from liberals.

This comes after several Trump supporters were legitimately attacked outside a rally for the presumptive GOP nominee in San Jose, California, last week.

While several real pictures of supporters post-rally are being circulated online, such as the one shared by NBC News reporter Jacob Rascon (below), the photograph of Weaving is not one of them.

In fact, this is the second widely circulated hoax image concerning imaginary beatings of Trump supporters this week.

The first, of a badly beaten teen, was revealed by snopes.com to have actually been taken from a telenovela.

The fact Trump fans have resorted to circulating these fake images, claiming their validity, has rightly drawn criticism (and some humour) from other Twitter users (as well as, presumably, the rest of the non-Trump-loving world).

Former 'Home and Away' star Weaving (who also happens to be the niece of Aussie acting legend Hugo Weaving) has yet to comment, but did recently post a #tbt to another photo of her in full make-up for the same role.

#tbt #bts #ashvsevildead @imdanadelorenzo miss you! 🍓🍎🍒🌶💋👹

A photo posted by Samara Weaving (@samweaving) on

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