In case either the crazy epaulets or Sylvester Stallone’s version didn’t give it away, the most recent issue makes it clear;
NOT a hoax.
UPDATE: Pretty clear from the evidence that the publishers are attempting to bounce one off the LGBT community’s collective forehead as a cheap ploy for readership. The press release was deceptive; Redditors clearly point out how the above is actually a dude dressed as a Judge at a gay bar, and the voice over is another character’s. Deceptive.