Usher Dead? Twitter Hoax Killing Celebrities

Usher Death

Usher is not dead. One retweet from Twitter and suddenly there are rumors flying that Usher is dead.

According to Global Associated News, Usher died in a car accident on April 10, 2012.  It states, “Usher died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this accident on April 10, 2012.  Highway Safety Investigators have told reporters that Usher lost control while driving a friend’s vehicle on Interstate 80 and rolled the vehicle several times killing him instantly.”

The problem with that website, it’s fake. It’s a website where you can make up your own story about celebrities. They say on their home page to enter a celebrity name, browse a pre-formatted fake story, then prank your friends and spin a hoax.

They do allow celebrities to be removed from the list, “Believe it or not, we have never received a celebrity name removal request! If you are a celebrity or the business manager for celebrity and wish to have a name blocked from working on the site, please follow the instructions below.”  Which has a person go through steps of removal.  They do warn not to submit a fake removal because some celebrities enjoy the hoax of a death for press reasons.

While the website might be fake and starting rumors like Usher dead, Twitter catches wind of it and suddenly it’s believable.

Although, people on Twitter are starting to get the hang of the death hoax from this fake website.

“Everybody keep saying Usher is dead , I refuse to believe it!”

“If usher were dead I think it would be on every news channel, he’s a huge artist. I won’t believe it until I see it on tv.”

“i wont believe Usher is dead, until CNN says so”

“twitter keep killing ppl , usher is not dead lol…. I dnt think”

4 Comments on "Usher Dead? Twitter Hoax Killing Celebrities"

  1. Who ever thought this was good journalism needs to be slapped. This was not only irresponsible, but very hurtful. How would you like it if someone reported that a loved one of yours was dead. You never know the state of mind a person is in and then they hear something like that. Could you live with yourself if your little hoax cost someone their life.

    Before you put yourself in the position to have to apologize for your actions, just remember that the same thing can be done to you.

    Be responsible, but more than that be HUMAN!

    • Robin Garcia jr | April 11, 2012 at 12:47 pm |

      You’re an idiot, Robin.

    • Robin Garcia | April 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm |

      You have your opinion and I have mine. I really don’t care if you agree or not, but I will not change my thoughts. If that’s the best response you had, you shouldn’t have bothered to comment.

  2. | April 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply

    This was just cruel to the heartfealt fans of usher.

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