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Sorry, Internet: Viral photo of Mike Pence as gay adult film star is not him

Sorry, Internet: Viral photo of Mike Pence as gay adult film star is not him
Photo: Facebook/macias619

The “Pence Porn Star” meme sure was fun while it lasted — potentially exposing the virulently homophobic vice president-elect’s once secret life as a young buck in the gay porn industry — but it’s not even close to true.

It all started Sunday with a post to MySpace (is that still a thing?) of a “classic” photo of retired porn star Brad Patton, reported BuzzFeed.

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Myspa

Luis Macias spotted the photo, noticed the resemblance and shared his find with his Facebook friends:

That in turn was shared more than 21,000 times, sending the photo viral.

Patton appears to have had quite a career in his youth.

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Twitter via BuzzF

But as BuzzFeed reported, Pence’s past clearly does not include being blonde:

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Dawn Ennis

 

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