Keanu Reeves Dragged Into Fake News That He Called Donald Trump a ‘Role Model’


Keanu Reeves, undoubtedly one of the genuinely nicest guys in Hollywood, got his name dragged once again into another online hoax, and this time, it purports that the 53-year-old actor is a die-hard supporter of President Donald Trump.

According to the website supporttrumppresidency.blogspot.com, Reeves was allegedly quoted saying: “For me, Trump is the symbol of a successful man and a role model for every young American, something that our nation was looking for for year. I don’t think that America will again have a leader like him.”

Unsurprisingly, Reeves did not actually say this quote. Politifact reported that this is nothing more than an online hoax, much like the other articles that popped up in the past allegedly quoting the Chinese-Hawaiian-American actor with false statements.

It was described in the report that the content of the blog post was totally unrelated to politics – or even related to Trump for that matter. The post talks about Reeves’ experience while filming the 1994 film “Speed.”

A video was also embedded on the post detailing the actor’s interview with a journalist from Uruguay discussing his current and future projects. And just like the other content of the post, the clip did not contain anything related to politics or his alleged support for Trump.

The actor’s publicist, Cheryl Maisel of talent agency PMK-BNC, reportedly denied this quote.

It is completely false,” she said, “He never made those comments nor did he ever do that interview. All manufactured.”

The only time Reeves was ever caught on record discussing about Trump was back in Jan. 31, 2017 during a Q&A with the media at a red carpet event for “John Wick: Chapter 2.” He voiced out his opinion about the president’s travel ban by saying it was “just terrible,” as reported by Associated Press.

This isn’t the first time Reeves’ name gets dragged into an online hoax comment. In 2016, a quote became viral on social media about the actor’s comment on modesty and women, and how everyone should be kind to each other. It turns out that the lengthy post was actually fake and concocted by an unofficial fan page for him.

Then in 2017, a click-bait article was published saying how “Hollywood elites engage in the ritual abuse of children and the practice of drinking their blood,” this, too, is obviously fake, as reported by Snopes.

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