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Is there a reason why using get_post_status() on an attachment page returns 'published' when the media item is actually in the trash?

I'm trying to figure out if this is a bug or if not how to display the status of the attachment.

Thanks!

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The post status for attachments is inherit. You get the status for the parent post, not the real status. And that is probably still published.

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