In this week’s bizarre news, Lizzy McGuire star, Hilary Duff, has been accused of taking part in a child sex trafficking ring. The wild conspiracy theory began circulating after screenshots of Duff’s nude son surfaced. Here’s what we know and why fans are not canceling the Younger actress just yet.
The conspiracy theory, according to the internet
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The internet is a strange place to be — especially if you’re Hilary Duff. A now-deleted Twitter thread revealed screenshots allegedly taken from Duff’s Instagram story has become the center of a wild new conspiracy theory.
The theory surfaced amid a Twitter user’s claims stating Duff is involved in a child sex-trafficking ring. According to Meaww.Com, the post read:
“Hilary Duff accused of child trafficking, with her own son, a thread…” and then when on to show alleged screenshots from her Instagram story where her son was said to be “completely nude” with “white markings all over his body.”
The photo in questions supposedly showed the actress’s 8-year-old son, Luca, lying on a bed, naked. The picture is surrounded by other “normal” family photos.
Immediately after Duff’s story ran, some took to social media to accuse the Disney star of attempting to “sell” her son to sex traffickers. It’s an out-there theory. However, the outlet reported another screenshot in which a fan wrote, adding more fuel to the fire.
“Liz posted a very disturbing Instagram story last month. It showed her son completely naked and taped to a bed. It was quickly deleted, but Reddit saved the video and reported her. Her ex-husband has been trying to get custody of her son for years,” the user said.
Fans came to Duff’s defense
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While the theories continue circulating and growing, friends and fans are coming to Duff’s defense.
“So y’all saying Doja is racist, Khloé Kardashian’s new face looks like Malika, and Hilary Duff is a child sex trafficker … I need to log off,” one user said.
People are accusing Hilary Duff of being a pedophile and sex trafficker because she has a naked photo of her own son. You are disgusting to even sexualize a kid and assume something so vile. It is ridiculous how anyone can even believe this, stop trying to ruin her life,” another chimed in.
“Not the internet trying to ruin Hilary Duff probably one of the most sane white woman on this planet. Not today hunt,” this fan said.
“Can people stop with this “Hilary Duff is a sex trafficker” sh*t? It’s not remotely funny and is a serious allegation. These are people’s lives ffs,” another fan added.
What does Duff say about it all?
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Duff married NHL player, Mike Comrie, in 2010 but the two divorced in 2016. Before that, Duff requested primary legal and physical custody of Luca after previously agreeing to co-parent with joint custody.
So far, the star of A Cinderella Story has yet to address the accusations. We’ll update as we know more on this developing story.