It’s a tawdry tale you may have seen pop up on your Facebook feed: Two muscly men in a loving relationship who are shocked to discover they’re twins.
As the story goes, Jason Osbourne and Alex Brown were in a committed relationship until a DNA test revealed the two were related.
The original article has garnered over 32,000 shares on Facebook, because twincest.
So, the burning question: Is this article true?
The burning answer? No, not even.
First published by World Daily News on September 26, the piece quotes Jason as saying:
“We did the tests partly as a joke and to shut up some of our friends who were constantly teasing us about being cousins.”
“Never did I expect to learn we were in fact long lost twins.”
“The man that I expected to spend my life with, my soul mate, is in fact my twin brother. I don’t know if I have to cry or to jump with joy.”
Later in the piece, Jason says:
“First I learn that my gay lover is my twin brother, now I learn I was adopted and that my parents have lied to me all my life.
What a heck of way to celebrate my 25th birthday.
Sometimes I wish we had never gone for that DNA test.”
Although the story became an instant viral sensation, it’s also a virulent pile of falsehoods and lies.
World Daily News is a satirical news publication that manufactures viral stories without bothering to report or even aggregate their pieces.
Editors no doubt consider the article a roaring success: Hundreds of thousands of people fell for the story hook, line, and sinker.
World Daily News’ disclaimer page reads:
“All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.”
Need further reading? Get to know the hapless man who passed away after eating 37 condoms during an orgy.
That one is 100% true.
h/t: Pink News