Brazil elections: Celebrations as left-wing Lula reclaims presidency from Bolsonaro
A viral hoax has some Brazilian people believing that the iconic singer Lady Gaga is going to overturn the country’s recent election result.
Recently, Brazilians came out to vote in the country’s presidential election. It was a vote largely viewed as the most important election in decades.
It was narrowly won by the country’s left-wing former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who saw a victory of 2.1m votes – 50.9 per cent to 49.1 per cent.
The candidate, also known as Lula, democratically defeated right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro, but now a viral hoax has left some pro-Bolsonaro Brazilians believing that Lady Gaga will overturn the election.
Semafor reports that there is a social media post circulating among his fans that suggests Bolsonaro took part in a conference call with a Hague official named Stefani Germanotta (Gaga's real name) about “federal intervention” that would be able to overturn the result.
But, the post is obviously fake since the alleged Hague “official” Germanotta, edited into the picture, is better known as the singer Lady Gaga.