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Unfortunately These 'Fake News' Jeans From Topshop Are Very Real

"Need an outfit for @realDonaldTrump's Fake News Awards next week?"
01/09/2018 10:55am ET

Topshop’s “Fake News” jeans are causing quite the controversy on the internet.

The contentious article of clothing ― which is indeed very real ― retails for $90. Though they appear somewhat indistinguishable from any other pair of straight-leg jeans from the front, a bright red stripe that screams “FAKE NEWS” in white capital letters is grabbing everyone’s attention.

Some on social media found the jeans funny:

But many on Twitter were outraged over the jeans and the “commodification” of the dangerous phrase beloved by President Donald Trump and his administration:

Considering that Trump was named the world’s No. 1 oppressor of global press freedom on Monday by the Committee to Protect Journalists, it seems like an especially dangerous time to make light of the ramifications of the phrase “fake news.”

Oh, how we long for the days when “crazy denim” just meant jeans splattered with fake mud.

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