CLAIM

Jennifer Aniston and other actors are starting a "Celebrities For Trump" advocacy group.

FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

Here’s a glimpse into a particularly brazen attempt at producing “clickbait” by making a huge claim about a beloved celebrity with an attraction-grabbing headline—which is literally unrelated to the story underneath.

A 17 November 2017 post on the web site ConservativeSociety.net has a headline that features a quote misattributed to actress Jennifer Aniston:

Me and All The Trump Supporter Celebrities Decide To Make A Company Named “Celebrities For Trump”, Which Fight Against All Anti Trump Celebrities, I Think President Trump Needs Our Support

The idea, presumably, is that viewers will distribute the post online solely based on their reaction to the headline. But the story does not include Aniston’s fabricated “quote”—no interview, no publication or proof of her interest in this subject is offered.

To boot, this piece of clickbait appears to be a mishmash of off-topic information and wholesale reproduction of another site’s work.

Instead of a reported story, the story under the headline opens seemingly in the middle of a recap of a December 2016 Saturday Night Live sketch concerning the president and a 16-year-old supporter, Pete Davidson.

Four paragraphs later, the story turns into a “report” on a rumored collaboration between Aniston and singer Sheryl Crow on a clothing line. But this text was taken, verbatim, from a 26 October 2017 report on the gossip site GossipCop.com.

A Gossip Cop spokesperson told us they first encountered the story on another questionable web site, DailyNewPosts.com, in October 2017. The spokesperson said in a statement:

The word-for-word use of our story, which is clearly unrelated to Donald Trump, is a clear example of willful copyright infringement. We plan to seek all legal remedies and demand the site remove our material immediately.

Conservative Society‘s “story” lists DailyNewPosts.com as its source; however, the latter web site’s version of the piece is no longer available.

Sources:

Evans, Greg. “‘SNL’ Pokes At Donald Trump’s CNN Tweets – And Gives Shout-Out To Real-Life High School Supporter.”
Deadline. 3 December 2016.

Weiss, Shari. “Jennifer Aniston Launching HSN Clothing Collection?”
GossipCop. 26 October 2017.