Mariah Carey tweeted a 1997 photo that made it look like she took it last week

Granted, we have no proof that Mariah Carey was trying to pawn off a 17 year-old photo as if it was taken of her last week, but this being the Internet that’s what everyone is saying. Let’s join the fun, shall we?

The other day Mariah Carey tweeted a photo collage of herself and her kids with the caption, “quality time with #dembabies.” Of course the baby photos were current because well, they’re babies and the pictures are of babies, so naturally one would come to the conclusion that the photo of her was also current based on those two things.

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One problem. As Buzzfeed and a whole bunch of fans pointed out, the photo of Mariah is from a a 1997 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Hmmm, that’s kind of awkward.

So unless Mariah is some sort of time traveler (and at this point I am not ruling that out, I think several celebs are actually aliens) there appears to be some shenanigans going on here.


On the plus side, Mariah did receive this comment from one of her followers, “You look so good girl! I’m glad you’re able to spend time with your family.”

I couldn’t agree more. 1997 Mariah Carey does indeed look damn good.

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Mariah Carey Tries Pawning Off Photo Of Herself From 1997, Forgets The Internet Exists [Buzzfeed]