campaign video of leading American television and Hollywood stars endorsing the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi ahead of next year’s general election has gone viral on social media.
Investigations by TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) showed that the video which began circulating on Monday has gained much traction, as it has been shared by many fans and supporters of the party.
Sharing the video at 2:41 PM on Monday, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy wrote:
“Impressive. Peter Obi’s campaign has taken on a global outlook with leading American TV and Hollywood actors driving the campaign.”
His post has garnered over 226 thousand views, 13 thousand likes, six thousand retweets and one thousand comments at the time of filing this report.
Peter Obi's campaign has taken on a global outlook with leading American TV and Hollywood actors driving the campaign. 👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/5V5JlO97ri
— Charly Boy Area Fada 1 (@AreaFada1) November 21, 2022
HOW TRUE IS THIS CLAIM?
Our investigation reveals that the video of American celebrities purportedly endorsing the candidature of Peter Obi is doctored to mislead the public.
The video is a combination of several clips from Wired’s autocomplete videos that have celebrities answering commonly searched questions about themselves, which have now been doctored to give a misleading interpretation of the circumstances under which they were recorded.
Some stars that have been featured in the Wired Autocomplete Series include John Boyega, Kevin Hart, Jenna Ortega, Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Idris Elba, Bruce Willis, Keke Palmer, Steve – O, Chris Hemsworth, Seth Rogen, Alicia Keys, Andrew Garfield, Dolly Parton and Common, among others.
Inspired by the video series, Google in 2017 launched its celebrity search Questions and Answers where it asks celebrities to film themselves answering questions that people are curious to know about them.
For example, one common question about Grammy award winner, Adele is “Why does Adele use numbers for her Albums?” The response is that the numbers represent her age at the time of release.
The video of American celebrities endorsing Obi for president is doctored, misleading and, therefore, should be disregarded by the public.