The Island Boys, a heavily tatted and lightly talented rap duo, who went viral for a hot tub freestyle in October of 2021, found themselves at the center of conspiracy circles this past week when an alleged photo of them and Jeffrey Epstein went viral.
The wild conspiracy theory suggested that the duo was part of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking operation as children and that the ‘island’ in their name is derived from Epstein’s infamous Epstein Island.
Fans question the Origin of The Island Boys after old pic with Jeffrey Epstein surfaces on social media pic.twitter.com/x8W2tvynEY— SAY CHEESE! (@SaycheeseDGTL) May 28, 2023
Multiple conspiracy theory accounts alleged that the two children in the photo were the Island Boys and that they were either victim of Epstein’s sex trafficking or that they were secretly Epstein’s biological sons.
Jeffry Epstein with the Island Boys? pic.twitter.com/pW32f037gU— Julez (@Bo_Julez) May 24, 2023
So they call themselves the island boys because Epstein is their FATHER pic.twitter.com/7g55luveiL— Hot Taqkii (@taqkii) May 30, 2023
However, the Island Boys themselves quickly denounced the rumors, claiming that their father was already dead, and that as Cuban Americans the island in question is Cuba.
Island Boys respond to rumors that Jeffrey Epstein is actually their father pic.twitter.com/M4nCkofdF9— No Jumper (@nojumper) May 31, 2023
After some investigation, the internet discovered the real origin of the image, and the conspiracy theory was well and truly debunked. It turns out that the “photo” isn’t real at all, but is instead an AI-generated image from the since-deleted Instagram page @aiartisking.
to anyone that honestly believes that picture of jeffrey epstein is with the island boys... first of all...come on. second, here's the original post... in full quality... that not only shows those are clearly not the island boys... its also from an AI artist... aka its not real pic.twitter.com/b6i9ne5gDi— Lily Marston (@lily_marston) May 28, 2023
There are few figures more steeped in the conspiracy than Jeffrey Epstein, and this time a couple of Island Boys were caught in the crossfire. For the future, let’s hope they stay in their hot tub, and out of the Epstein Temple.