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.
Here's what happened to female Trump supporter when she met 'peaceful' and 'tolerant' liberals. pic.twitter.com/H1sUJDwQqa— Conservative Nation (@Cons_Nation) June 6, 2016
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.
Woman who supports Trump surrounded by protesters, who taunt her, then throw eggs and bottles at her. pic.twitter.com/nHJ3cgYOfR— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) June 3, 2016
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).
My god, liberal protesters are transforming Trump supporters into Australian actresses. WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END?? pic.twitter.com/rghTesExFE— Julian Sanchez (@normative) June 7, 2016
Here's what happened to female Trump supporter when she met 'peaceful' and 'tolerant' liberals. pic.twitter.com/TbGkLnvBn4— Ramblin Grimace (@RamblinGrimace) June 7, 2016
Look at the horrific injuries "tolerant" liberals gave this man just for supporting trump. pic.twitter.com/FBF4gVIpIy— Fifn (@FifnIsForNobody) June 7, 2016
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.