An picture becoming shared on the internet shows Austrian singer Conchita Wurst with her small business manager Andre Karsai, not Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel “with his wife”. Bettel is married to a man named Gauthier Destenay.
Each and every of the posts declare that the picture shows the Luxembourg Key Minister with his spouse seemingly attending a black-tie party, one of them in a black accommodate and the other in a white costume.
Having said that, the image exhibits Austrian singer and bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst – the phase title of Thomas Neuwirth – attending the 2019 Vienna Opera Ball with her small business manager Andre Karsai.
It was credited to Austrian-centered photographer Jeff Mangione (www.jeffmangione.com/) and Austrian newspaper Kurier (in this article and in this article) in content revealed on Feb. 28, 2019 – the working day of the function – and March 1.
On Feb. 28, 2019, Conchita posted a image on Instagram of her carrying the identical gown that can be witnessed in the impression at present circulating on the web, alongside a caption that she would be attending the Vienna Opera Ball (listed here). Karsai also posted on Instagram about the pair attending the celebration (below).
Social media posts by Xavier Bettel on the identical day, and in the times pursuing, make no reference to the Luxembourg PM attending the party (Twitter bit.ly/3y7BhBj, Instagram here and right here).
Bettel is also not married to a female. His wife or husband is a man named Gauthier Destenay. Photographs of the pair can be uncovered in just this Reuters report in this article and on the PM’s official Instagram account in this article, which expose the pair do not resemble Conchita or her organization manager.
Miscaptioned. The graphic does not clearly show the Primary Minister of Luxembourg with his wife. It captured Conchita Wurst attending the 2019 Vienna Opera Ball with her small business manager.
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