Famous heavyweight wrestler and Hollywood actor, Mr. Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock” performing Aarti Hindu traditions
A set of images of the famous actor and wrestler Dwayne Johnson fondly called ‘The Rock’, performing Aarti, a Hindu tradition is shared with multiple captions including “Famous heavyweight wrestler and Hollywood actor, Mr. Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock” performing Aarti Hindu traditions”, “Hindu Hriday Samrat : Dwayne Johnson” all indicating Hindu tradition and Sanatan dharma. Some of the posts with the photos of Dwayne Johnson performing Aarti, a Hindu tradition can be seen here and here.
What is the truth?
When searching with relevant keywords we found one of the Facebook posts carrying the viral image and mentioning it as ‘AI kodumais’ (AI Atrocities).
In addition to it, when we searched through the recent photos on his Instagram profile we found no photos relevant to the viral images. Instead, we found one of his photos with both his arms tattoed. And multiple other photos of him also show the same tattoo on his hands. But this is found missing in the viral image.
To one of the viral posts by Gopal Goswami, he replied to the same post himself that it was created by a Twitter user Bhargav Valera. The Twitter bio of Bhargav Valera says he is a filmmaker, photographer, and artist.
This beutiful potrait is made with the help of AI by @bhargav_valera , thanks for sharing
— Gopal Goswami (@igopalgoswami) May 28, 2023
He mentioned that his artwork on Dwayne Johnson is becoming viral along with the images of the viral posts on his Facebook page. Multiple other AI photos can also be seen on his Facebook page.
Furthermore, we checked the image on websites like ‘Hugging Face’ and ‘AI or not’ to confirm if the images are AI-generated and found that they are indeed AI-generated.
There were several instances where images created with Artificial Intelligence (AI) went viral thinking the images to be true. YouTurn fact-checked some of them and published articles on the same.
It is found that the photos of Dwayne Johnson performing Aarti, a Hindu tradition is AI generated and not real.