Fake photo of Dufour-Lapointe sisters sparks political controversy

Doctored photo (right) and real photo (left). (Twitter/Canadian Olympic Foundation)

Doctored photo (right) and real photo (left). (Twitter/Canadian Olympic Foundation)

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, Last Updated: 3:05 PM ET

A doctored photo of Olympic freestyle ski medalists Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe has sparked a chilly response from the Prime Minister’s Office.

The photo, making the rounds on social media, appears to show the sisters wearing blue mittens featuring Quebec's fleur-de-lys.

The photo is in fact a fake -- the original shot has the Sochi moguls medalists wearing their official red and white Canadian Olympic gloves.

On Tuesday, Parti Quebecois minister Pierre Duchesne was among those who tweeted the Quebec-centric version of the photo, calling it “superb.”


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