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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke April 3, 2024

Ben Shapiro didn’t post this about Sydney Sweeney

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  • This X post was fabricated. 

Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro did not recently compare his sister with actor Sydney Sweeney on social media, but a fabricated X post is leading some social media users to believe otherwise. 

"The idea that Sydney Sweeney’s boobs have ‘ended wokeness’ is patently absurd," the supposed March 22 X post said. "My sister has far larger and more beautiful breasts and they have done far more for the Right than some Hollywood harlot." 

An image of this fake post shared on Instagram was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

A spokesperson for The Daily Wire, which Shapiro co-founded, told PolitiFact Shapiro didn’t make the statement that appears in the Instagram post. 

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"The photo is obviously doctored," Smith said. 

Searching for the X post online, we found no evidence that it ever appeared on X or Shapiro’s other social media channels. Rather, it turns up on meme websites.

After Sweeney appeared March 2 on "Saturday Night Live," some commentators, writing about her body, declared an end to "wokeness."

We rate claims that Shapiro posted the rebuttal that appears in the Instagram post Pants on Fire! 


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