This is one photo the Harry Potter PR team might want to expelliarmus out of existence. Or would they?
Yesterday afternoon, faster than you could say Salvia, a grainy photo ostensibly showing Rupert Grint pulling a Miley Cyrus and taking a hit from a bong popped up and immediately began making the online rounds.
No context or explanation was given for the photo, and it was not immediately apparent when, where or by whom the picture was snapped. But could Ron Weasley's alter ego really have dabbled in the dark druggy arts? Or is the photo as real as Emma Watson's topless pics (as in, not at all)?
Was Rupert really caught smoking a bong? Hang on to your wizard hats, because this rumor is…
So false! And all is once again well in the land of Potter.
Turns out, that isn't even Grint in the photo, just a random unidentified coed who happens to have the same shaggy red hair. And no offense to Rupert, but the surprisingly built arms should've been the first giveaway.
The second, of course, is the statement we received from the Brit star's rep definitively shooting down the accusation.
"This is categorically NOT Rupert Grint," his rep told E! News. "It is an impersonator/lookalike."
They added that they are currently working to get the photo removed and a clarification proffered by Perez Hilton, where the photo—and its incorrect identification—first began.