United States: Ever since the death of George Floyd, social media was flooded with messages condemning the incident. George Floyd died after Derek Chauvin, a police officer, pinned him to the ground and pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck. Thousands have been protesting in the USA against racism and police brutality following the death of Floyd. Several cities were on curfew after reports of violence and looting in some places. Amidst this chaos, a viral image of an alleged TIME magazine cover featuring Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump with a caption “RACISM THE GREATEST VIRUS” is going viral. Many users have shared this image believing it to be true.
Qué (dolorosa) maravilla pic.twitter.com/AYDhEIgSwn
— Marcos Pereda (@MarcosPereda2) May 29, 2020
Tamal Bandyopadhyay, a famous business journalist and author shared this image in his Twitter account @TamalBandyo with a caption, “What a cover! @TIME”
— Tamal Bandyopadhyay (@TamalBandyo) June 1, 2020
Está rulando demasiado esta portada de TIME.
No sé, Rick, ¿tú qué dices…? pic.twitter.com/fa3tWyFIfO
— Javier Salas (@javisalas) May 30, 2020
— luc descheemaeker (@osekoer) May 17, 2020
The image has a signature of the artist on the bottom right. The signature says “OSE KOER”, the pen name of a Belgian cartoonist, Luc Descheemaeker. We can found the original image posted on his blog at Cartoonist movement on 7th June 2017.
Several versions of this image have been viral ever since the first publication. Here are some versions of the same image in his Facebook account .
The viral image of TIME magazine cover featuring Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler was never published by TIME. It was a recreation made by the original artist Luc Descheeemaeker. All the covers published by the TIME can be accessed in the TIME Vault website. Also please refer to the article by TIME, which gives details on how to spot a fake TIME cover.
ClaimReview: TIME magazine featuring Donald Trump as Hitler mustache
Claim By: Tamal Bandyopadhyay, Marcos Pereda, Javier Salas
Fact Check by Facto News: FALSE