Newsflash, Morgan Freeman is not dead. But according to a Facebook page created he died a few days ago. “Morgan is alive and well, and joins the long list of actors who have been victimized by this hoax,” a rep for told Today Entertainment. This isn’t the first time someone’s tried to kill off Freeman. The same thing happened two years ago on Twitter. Who knows why Freeman has been targeted twice. He’s practically a national relic.
Freeman isn’t the first celebrity to receive death via hashtag, tweet or Facebook page. Every time I notice a celebrity’s name as a trending topic, it leaves me wondering if they’ve been killed off, or trending for another reason. All it takes is one death tweet to snowball into a trending topic.
Lets take a look at a few other faux Twitter deaths:
Not only was Chris Brown killed via Twitter. Fans and disgruntled people took to every YouTube video and left RIP comments as well as, “RIP may you be greeted in heaven by seventy virgins and a baseball bats.” Ouch. I’ll try not to batterer shame Mr. Brown. But, you get no sympathy from me.
Why anyone would want to kill off the voice of Donkey is beyond me. Eddie Murphy supposedly met his demise while snowboarding Zermatt, Switzerland. Well at least he would have met his untimely, albeit faux death, doing something exciting. I guess? Skiing in Switzerland, you fancy, huh?
Biebs, just because you’re not old enough to drink yet, doesn’t mean you’re too young to get killed off via a social network. While Biebs was fishing with his grandfather, millions of teen beat hearts were broken.
Soulja Boy Tell “em..that you’re not dead! Not everyone was sad to hear that Soulja Boy died, especially since he’s been killing hip-hop for some years now, “#RIPSouljaBoy the rapper isn’t dead, but his music career is,” read a tweet.
Denzel being killed off in Training Day. Good. Denzel being killed off via Global Associated News, a fake news site. Not good. But in Eddie Murphy fashion, he went out in an adventurous freak snowboarding accident.
Although her face looks like it’s been filled with embalming fluid already, Joan Rivers is not dead. But I can’t help but to think, when she actually does kick the bucket, will her face stay preserved after all of the plastic surgery. Does she even have real face parts any more? In true Joan Rivers fashion, after finding out she’s been killed, her wicked sense of humor reared its head, “I think this story came from Betty White—that bitch.”
The next time you hear that your favorite celebrity was killed, think twice before sending out your own RIP tweets, or Facebook updates. Check reputable news site like CNN or (I even hate saying this) TMZ because Harvey Levin knows things.