Fact Check-Image of actor Elliot Page in ill-fitting suit digitally altered

An image of actor Elliot Page was digitally edited to alter his facial features and to make his suit appear significantly larger and ill-fitted.

Users shared two images of the actor published side-by-side, with the one on the left showing Page prior to his transition.

Although users have claimed the photograph on the left was taken in 2012, the image instead dates to January 2008 and was captured at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards (here), (here).

To the right, the digitally altered image of Page can be seen, with his eyebrows thickened, and his suit enlarged to make it appear ill-fitted.

One iteration of the two images side-by-side published on Aug. 8, 2022, had gathered more than 3,000 likes and greater than 340 shares at the time of writing (here).

The original, unaltered photograph was captured on Sept. 13, 2021 and is viewable online via the photograph licensing agency Getty Images with a caption that reads: “Elliot Page attends 2021 Costume Institute Benefit - In America: A Lexicon of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021, in New York City” (here).

The original shows Page with thinner eyebrows, and a fitted suit.

Further unaltered images of Page that were captured at the Met Gala in September 2021 were published by various outlets including ET Online, ABC News and The Sun (here), (here), (here).


Altered. The image of Page captured at the MET Gala in 2021 was digitally altered to make his suit appear ill-fitted.

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