Lance Bass Cracks 'Alternative Facts' Joke in Response to Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway's Remarks

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Bass on the set of Finding Prince Charming.

The phrase "alternative facts," coined by President Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, buzzed around the Internet Sunday (Jan. 22), leading to amused commentary by many -- including 'NSYNC's Lance Bass.

Conway said the White House delivered "alternative facts" to those reported by the media regarding how large Trump's inauguration crowd was. Press secretary Sean Spicer backed up claims by Trump on Saturday, saying, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration -- period -- both in person and around the globe." Photos of his inauguration crowd compared to previous ones -- including former President Barack Obama's in 2009 -- showed otherwise. The New York Times, with the help of an expert, reported that Trump's crowd was roughly one-third of the size of Obama's.

"You're saying it's a falsehood and Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that," Conway said in an interview on NBC's Meet the Press. "I don't think you can prove those numbers one way or another. There's no way to quantify crowd numbers."

Conway's choice of words baffled many and made way for some jokes as the hashtag #AlternativeFacts was born on social media.

Bass mocked Trump's counselor, tweeting, "As a member of the @backstreetboys, I had a love child with @BettyMWhite. #AlternativeFacts"

Conway was also parodied on SNL Saturday night in a Chicago-inspired skit that imagined why she joined Trump's campaign.

Meanwhile, the 'NSYNC singer kept busy this weekend, taking part in the Women's March in Los Angeles, where he carried a sign that read "Gays Love Vaginas."

 

Contrary to popular belief.... #WomensMarchLA Jacket by my mother n law @russelserene !

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#JenniferGrey wins for best shirt!! #WomensMarchLA

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What a view from stage! All the flavors of the rainbow! #WomensMarchLA #StrongerTogether

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