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Samantha Putterman
By Samantha Putterman June 16, 2022

No, this isn’t Lauren Boebert posing with two half-dressed men

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  • There’s no evidence that the woman in the image is Boebert. The photo has been online and unassociated with the congresswoman for years.

An image showing a woman posing with two scantily dressed men is circulating online with claims that it shows U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado.

Many have shared the image, which someone posted in response to a June 6 tweet in which Boebert, a Republican, told people to take their children to "CHURCH, not drag bars."

"What church did you grow up in?" said the Twitter response featuring the image. The post has since been re-shared multiple times on other social media websites. 

There’s no evidence that the woman in the photo is Boebert, and the congresswoman’s press team confirmed that she was falsely identified.

"That is not Rep. Boebert," a spokesperson wrote in an email.  

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Posts sharing the image were flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

A reverse-image search revealed that the photograph has appeared online with no connection to Boebert’s name since at least 2015, when it was uploaded to Tumblr, a microblogging and social networking website. That post contained no additional information about the woman or the other people in the image.

The first time Boebert’s name appears to have been associated with the image was in March 2022, when it was shared by a Twitter account devoted to parodying Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Our ruling

A photo of a woman posing with two scantily dressed men is being identified as Boebert on social media.

There’s no evidence that the woman in the image is Boebert. The photo has been online and unassociated with the congresswoman for years.

We rate this False. 

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