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Lord Sugar genuinely believed that Taylor Swift had a swastika tattoo after reading a headline on The Onion

It’s 2018, and people still think The Onion is a real news website.

The Graham Norton Show Source: PA Archive/PA Images

IN THE EARLY hours of this morning, The Apprentice star Alan Sugar was scrolling down his Twitter timeline, when he spotted a news story from American satire website The Onion.

The headline, referencing Kanye West’s recent behaviour on Twitter, read:

Taylor Swift Grateful Kanye West Controversy Taking Heat Off New Swastika Tattoo.

As if the headline is not ridiculous enough, the tweet featured a photograph of Taylor Swift with a swastika photoshopped onto her face. Taylor Swift is the very last person in the world who you’d expect to get a face tattoo of any kind.

Sugar was shocked by the tweet, and shared it to his profile asking people to explain why Taylor Swift would do such a thing.

PastedImage-46390 Source: Lord Sugar/twitter

To make things even worse, many of Sugar’s followers also thought the tweet was real and accused Taylor Swift of being an attention seeker.

This is a very important lesson on fake news.

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