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Conservative slammed for sharing fake fetus image

If you're trying to make a point, maybe don't use computer-generated art.


Rachel Kiley

Internet Culture

Published May 10, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 12:53 pm CDT

Conservative news host Liz Wheeler struck out at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter earlier this week over Georgia’s “heartbeat bill,” and it did not go so well for her.

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The new law will outlaw abortion after a heartbeat is detectable in the fetus—roughly six weeks into a pregnancy.

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“‘6 weeks pregnant’ = 2 weeks late on your period,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, slamming the authors of the bill for not understanding women’s bodies.

Wheeler responded by sharing what she suggested was a photo of a fetus after six weeks of development.

“This is ‘two weeks late on your period.’” she said, referencing a strange red blob.

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Of course, it wasn’t actually a real photo of a fetus.

Activist Charlotte Clymer pointed out that a simple reverse image search quickly proved that the “photo” was actually nothing more than a computer generated image, a 3D rendering found on a stock image website.

“I would say what you’re doing is dishonest, craven, and dangerous, but you already know that,” Clymer tweeted. “You just don’t care.”

Photo or not, the internet is totally roasting Wheeler for her comments.

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“Ah yes the human form that we all know and love,” one user wrote.

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And of course, some burns got a little too real.

But the real takeaway from this story? It’s 2019 and there are people in this world who still don’t understand how easily reverse Google image search can be used against them. The horror.


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*First Published: May 10, 2019, 12:48 pm CDT