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Chuck Norris' Rep. Clears The Air After Photos Of Lookalike At Capitol Riot Go Viral

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Last week, following the riot and storming of the U.S. Capitol, pictures emerged showing insurrectionists posing with a man they claimed to be martial arts actor Chuck Norris.

Others saw their posts and soon "Chuck Norris" was trending.




Many online spoke out against Norris after hearing he had allegedly been a part of the violent mob that vandalized and looted the Capitol.

But before long, many were expressing uncertainty that the man in the pictures was actually Norris.




Sure enough, Erik Kritzer, the 80-year-old actor's spokesperson, gave a statement to People Magazine, saying:

"This is not Chuck Norris and is a wannabe look-alike although Chuck is much more handsome. Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family."

It turns out the man in the picture is just a Trump supporter who happens to look like Chuck Norris.

Of course, many Twitter users couldn't resist the desire to make a Chuck Norris joke.


Though Norris wasn't at the rally, the actor is a longtime Republican who endorsed President Trump in 2016, although he refrained from doing the same in 2020.



When action fans saw Chuck Norris trending, many decided to recommend other action stars with a more progressive political history.



In the age of the internet, one can never be too careful when it comes to fact-checking what we see on social media.