Digital Life
Charlotte Hannah
June 11, 2013

Photo of Alleged Cheating Husband Goes Viral on Facebook

Is this your husband?

That’s the question asked by the original poster of the above photo, which has totally blown up on Facebook over the last few days.

(If this is your husband, you might want to tell him to get that blocky face checked out.)

“If this is your husband, I have endured a 2 hour train ride from Philadelphia listening to this loser and his friends brag about their multiple affairs and how their wives are too stupid to catch on. Oh please repost…,” says the caption.

The picture of the alleged cheater — without the blocky face, which has been added to keep the man’s identity secret — has been shared more than a hundred thousand times. Which is cool … if he’s actually a cheater.

It’s got all the makings of a great justice porn story, that’s for sure. The problem is, a great justice porn story hinges on a bad person getting their comeuppance in a big and public way — but we have no way of knowing if the dude in this picture did anything wrong. Unless you want to trust the word of one person on the Internet. (Pro tip: Never trust the word of one person on the Internet, unless that person is me.)

This could be just a photo of some guy who happened to be on the train. Even if the original poster was telling the truth about what she heard, maybe it wasn’t real — the guy could have been lying to his friends to make himself look cool, or could have been sharing an inside joke with them. We just don’t know. And now his picture is all over the place and the whole world thinks he’s a douche.

There’s also the possibility this is just some kind of PR stunt, since pretty much anything worth talking about these days is secretly a PR stunt.

What do you think?