Mercury makeup

Claim: this is photo of Freddie Mercury applying makeup

Other captions used:

  • Queen Freddie Mercury
  • Mercury Makeup

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The claim is not true. This image has been photoshopped. It is most likely fan art (one source: QueenAnatolia at DeviantART).

Original photo: “Freddie Mercury of Queen putting his makeup on backstage before a concert” by Neal Preston, 1980.

1980 --- Freddie Mercury of Queen putting his makeup on backstage before a concert. --- Image by © Neal Preston/Corbis

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