Fact Check-Altered photo of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

A photograph of former child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on social media has been edited to make them appear much older.

An example can be seen here , with comments including: “Olsen twins looking like 2 old great grandmas that keep Christmas mints in their purse and play Bingo,” “What happened to the Olsen twins? Good gravy!” and “This is life started young nobody know [sic] the pressure of being a child star.”

The original photograph can be seen on Getty Images here .

The description reads: “Designers Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen pose with 2018 CFDA Accessories Designer of The Year award during the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners Walk at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City.”

At the time the photograph was taken, the twins would have been a couple of weeks shy of their 32nd birthday.


Altered. The photograph has been edited to make the pair appear much older.

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