Behold the photo that has been blazing up the Internet over the past few days. It purports to show a teenage Brooke Shields smoking pot with H.R., singer for the influential hardcore band Bad Brains.
But is that really Shields sparking up? It depends on who you ask.
The photo has been floating around Tumblr for the better part of the year, apparently originating on a site called United Blood. It went viral earlier this week when writer and comic David Hill posted it on Twitter, prompting the denial from Shields’ rep.
The girl in the picture’s eyes are downcast, which makes it tough to say for sure if it is in fact Brooke Shields. If it’s not, it’s someone with more than a passing resemblance to Shields. The inset above is a shot of Shields from early 1984; compare and judge for yourself.