Elle Magazine spread fake news about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s relationship Thursday in an effort to get their readers to register to vote.
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) October 18, 2018
“So far in the primaries, women have beat long-time incumbents and created historic races, all while redefining what it looks like to be a woman in politics,” the registration page said. “Take a few minutes to complete the form below, and be sure to cast your vote on Nov. 6.”
Several Twitter users accused Elle of unfairly tricking people and urged them to remove the false tweet.
I was gonna vote but now I don’t wanna
— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) October 18, 2018
This is trash nonsense. Who do you think you are reaching with this? Guess what? One can be civic minded and interested in celebrity gossip. Do better.
— roxane gay (@rgay) October 18, 2018
— Ryan Mac (@RMac18) October 18, 2018
This is a disgrace
— Brian Flood (@briansflood) October 18, 2018
This is what fake news looks like. It’s deceitful, ugly and just for the clicks. Big shame.
— michael litman (@mlitman) October 18, 2018
This is condescending. People can care about more than one thing at once!
— Erin Strecker (@ErinStrecker) October 18, 2018
wrong link…. looks like your social media person’s getting fired!!!
— Josiah Hughes ???? (@josiahhughes) October 18, 2018
And the media wonders why more and more people are taking them less and less serious
— The Paedophile Hunter AKA Stinson Hunter (@StinsonHunter) October 18, 2018
— Sally Shin (@sallyshin) October 18, 2018