The internet is sometimes full of hoax and anything can be made up in the blink of an eye, so much so that, it ends up being viral and people believe it to be true without cross checking the actual facts. One such picture is the latest trend on the internet, which of a 'mommy deer' being killed by two cheetahs in order to save her children, which is obviously an everydaypractice in the jungles. Now the spin to this picture is the absurdity which says "This is the award winning pic of the decade clicked by Alison Buttigieg and she went into depression."
Yes, Alison Buttigieg did click the picture, but the soap opera story of the deer giving her life to the cheetahs in order to save her children is completely false and fabricated. Of course, the story can make anyone emotional and it certainly made Shahid Kapoor emotional as well, as he captioned the cheetah and deer pic on his Instagram handle as, "No man can match up to what a mother does. Women are superior to men in so many ways. Let's learn to appreciate them. And learn to show them love. Every day." Sure, we can't blame Shahid Kapoor falling for this fake pic. As its emotional content is too high, anybody can fall for it!
Also, Alison Buttigieg is quite annoyed by the fake stories doing the rounds on social media and is even miffed that it says she is "depressed" after clicking it. She took to her Facebook page and confirmed that the story is indeed false and gave a piece of her mind. She said,
"A highlight of my photography career has turned into a nightmare. My Stranglehold photo went viral in a huge way with a completely ridiculous fake story accompanying it, and implications I fell into depression after I took it (seriously who comes up with this crap?!?) - not to mention the gross copyright violations. Sensationalism at its best - complete fiction so that people get more likes on their page. The photo with the fake story has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on various social media. I am getting inundated by hundreds and hundreds of messages asking me whether I am the "depressed photographer". I have been tagged in LinkedIn with the fake story - that's going to do wonders for my career. What a vile world we live in, full of stupid gullible people spreading #fakenews like crazy."
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