April 11, 2021

Is Matt Gaetz’ Hair in This Photo Real?

In April 2021, as Florida congressman Matt Gaetz was being examined for potentially prohibited and lewd behavior including minor ladies, some social networks users started to mockingly share an image of Gaetz with unusually high hair:

It originates from a July 2020 hearing prior to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee concerning the online dominance of companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. Heres an authentic screenshot of Gaetz from this hearing (left) and the doctored image (right). Its clear that the height of his hair was embellished in the fake image.

This is not a real picture of Gaetz hair..

A video of the full “Online Platforms and Market Power: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google” hearing can be seen listed below. Gaetz speaks numerous times during this hearing. He can be glimpsed, for example, around the 3:03:00 mark:.