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- A photo that shows a painting of the devil eating people has been doctored
In 2014, Harper’s Bazaar profiled Lynn Forester de Rothschild, who runs a private investment firm with her husband, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. The article features a photo gallery showing Lady de Rothschild at her "storied English estate." Among the photos is one showing her standing in front of a fireplace with a painting by George Stubbs above the hearth called "Five Brood Mares at the Duke of Cumberland’s Stud Farm."
"Evil mega mass murderer Lynn Rothschild and her eating babies decor," reads the description above the photo. "How conscious are you? What is a few trillion dollars of currency and devil eating baby art to you?"
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The wealthy, Jewish Rothschild family has long been the subject of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Forbes, for example, reported in March that conspiracy theorists in Iraq are peddling the idea that the Rothschilds are behind the coronavirus pandemic. In certain corners of the internet, Lynn Forester de Rothschild has been named in connection with the unfounded belief that powerful people across the globe are involved in a child sex trafficking operation. But there is no evidence to support that theory, and this photo of her is obviously a hoax.
We rate it Pants on Fire.
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Harper’s Bazaar, Portrait of a lady: Lynn Forester de Rothschild, May 12, 2014
Harper’s Bazaar, At home with Lady de Rothschild, May 12, 2014
AFP Fact Check, The original photo shows socialite Lynn Forester de Rothschild standing in front of a different painting, July 20, 2020
The Art Story, Fra Angelico artworks, visited July 20, 2020
The Washington Post, The Rothschilds, a pamphlet by ‘Satan’ and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories tied to a battle 200 years ago, April 20, 2018
Forbes, The corona crisis: The Rothschilds? Bill Gates? The search for a scapegoat has begun, March 23, 2020
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