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Man’s creepy selfie with “stolen dead girlfriend” tricks the Internet

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(PIX11) –– A Reddit member’s creepy selfie with his “dead girlfriend” isn’t as sinister as the Internet originally thought.

The photo, uploaded by BoiledEggs, was posted to Reddit’s r/WTF page last week with the title “Dude in CA. steals his dead GF from morgue and posts picture to his social media page.”

It didn’t take long for the story to go viral, gaining thousands of shares.

While not all Redditors believed the authenticity of the photo, many were disturbed by the content.

One user, who has been on Reddit for two years said the post “truly disgusted” them.

The “girlfriend” was later revealed to be a high quality prop.

The man in the photo, a production assistant, said the photo was posted online by his friend without his permission, according to Gawker.

BoiledEggs account has been deleted from Reddit but the thread is still active.