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This Japanese Girl Is Actually A Man In His 50s

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This Japanese Girl Is Actually A Man In His 50s

The internet is a minefield at times, and it can often be impossible to tell the difference between what is real and what is not.

A perfect example of that is recent reports of people online using FaceApp to alter their appearance.

One of the latest, and more amusing of those, is a man in his 50s who has been passing himself off as a young woman.

The unnamed man, from Japan, has been posting dozens of selfies to his social media account under the name @zaitaku_iyada.

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Most of the photos shared are of him are of him going about his day, on trips out, at work or relaxing at home

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But while others who have employed this tactic have attempted to hide the truth, he very much hasn't. Some photos of himself using the filter have even been taken while standing in front of a mirror, showing his actual reflection.

Addressing the images, he told his followers on Instagram: "FaceApp, I'm addicted to it, and I'm uploading my selfie photos with cute processing.

"You can also improve the tips and processing methods for taking selfies. I'm an uncle in his 50s who usually works from home."

But he isn't the only person to use the app to create a different social media persona.

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Over on Twitter, @azusagakuyuki writes about 'her' love of 'playing around with bikes'.

The person behind the account was later revealed on a Japanese show, with viewers told that the young woman is actually a 50-year-old bloke.

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According to reports, he's been using apps and Photoshop to change or alter his appearance.
Many people are now picking up on signs such as the woman having a youthful face, but a less young-looking arm at 'her' side.

One wrote: "People fell for that? The face really looks fake and damn, that hairy arm," while another person added: "This is why you cannot trust social media for anything."

It is believed that the man altered the way he looks to deceive his followers - with numbers having grown to more than 17,000.

Featured Image Credit: @zaitaku_iyada

Topics: Instagram, Funny, Social Media, Twitter, Weird, Japan

Dominic Smithers
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