Viral image of Emma Gonzalez tearing up Constitution is fake, magazine says

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A viral image that appears to show Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping up a copy of the Constitution is fake, according to Teen Vogue.

The mocked-up photo was shared by thousands when it started making the rounds on social media this week, drawing heavy criticism, BuzzFeed first reported.  

“Still think they just want to make a small adjustment to ur Right? If u dont like the way we are in America, why r u here? Our Constitution is what separates us aka the REASON u haven’t left yet. There are other places in the world that satisfy ur desires. Just get on the plane!” wrote one user, Jordan Rachel.

On Sunday, the magazine’s executive editor  Samhita Mukhopadhyay took to Twitter to say the image had been doctored.  

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