No, this nude floating around Reddit isn’t of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

After a photo showing a nude woman’s feet floated around Reddit with the assertion it was of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a foot fetishist helpfully proved the image isn’t of the Congresswoman.

The image shows a woman’s legs and feet in a bathtub from her point of view; the woman’s reflection, including nude breasts, can be seen in the faucet. Motherboard reports that it was posted to r/Drama over the weekend with overlaid text reading “alexandria ocasio-cortez.instagram.post.9-3-2016.”

Many were already dubious that the photo, which has circulated on Reddit and other forums before, was of Ocasio-Cortez. But one user who’s a regular on foot-fetish website Wikifeet was able to provide additional expertise.

“I’m a contributor to wikifeet and even I have never seen a second toe like that!” the user, jokes_on_you, commented on the post in r/Drama. The same user posted a photo known to be of Ocasio-Cortez’s feet as proof.

“I’ve sucked enough toes in my life to recognize when something doesn’t look right,” jokes_on_you told Motherboard.

The instinct was right. Motherboard’s investigation revealed that the photo is actually of Sydney Leathers, a cam model and activist known for going public with sexts from Anthony Weiner.

“That pic is a few years old and now reaffirms my current stance of no longer posting feet pics unless dudes pay me for it,” Leathers told Motherboard.

Update 9:47am CT, Jan. 10: On Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez responded to the story, saying “For those out of the loop, Republicans began to circulate a fake nude photo of me. The @DailyCaller reposted it (!) and refused to indicate it was fake in the title as well.

Completely disgusting behavior from Conservative outlets.

No wonder they defended Kavanaugh so fiercely.”

She also said that reporters have been offering her boyfriend’s relatives “cash” for stories about her.

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Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.