While most of us were busy opening presents and over-indulging, some bitter grinch was busy on Photoshop crafting a faux-cover of People magazine that claimed Taylor Lautner was "Out and Proud".

The convincing cover made it rounds on the internet, breaking numerous tween hearts, before People revealed its lack of legitimacy: "It’s ridiculous and it’s an absolute fake.”

Even legendary hip hop producer Russell Simmons was fooled by the news, tweeting: “proud of Taylor Lautner for his bravery and his courage”, and leaving the internet in collective laughter at his little social media gaffe. Simmons, apparently not one to take himself lightly, responded indigninatly in the face of his error: "disappointed that people would joke about someone coming out about their sexuality. Let Taylor Lautner be whoever he wants to be…”

Poor Russell. It happens to the best of us, bro. 

[via ABC News]