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Death By Social Media?

Posted in Uncategorized by SlobberKisses on 29/09/2009
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Celebrities are the targets for a lot of things. Hate mail, stalkers, even a young teenagers lust. But recently they have become the target to a new craze, rumored deaths. Most recently it happened to Jaclyn Smith of Charlie’s Angels. Reports started leaking that she had committed suicide in Honduras. The issue? She was alive and well at her home in Los Angeles. She’s not the first, nor will she be the last. Someone took to her twitter to tweet, “Jaclyn is safe and home with her family. She is not in Honduras. It is a lie.” Where did this lie come from? It was first reported by some Latin American papers, and then notorious blogger Perez Hilton blogged about it giving it even more attention. Many stars have become victims of the hoax ranging from Tom Cruise to Jeff Goldblum. Many times the hoax is just that, a result of a bored no name trying to stur up trouble. In the case of Jaclyn Smith it was reported that her stunt double was the one to try to commit suicide and was in serious condition. These false reports and misinformation actually hurts the news. It teaches readers to wait a few days, before they believe what is reported, especially when it comes to Celebrity deaths. I mean honestly, how many days did it takeĀ  you to believe that Michael Jackson really was dead? It certainly sounded like a hoax.

Some Celebs have a greater sense of humor when it comes to be their turn to be a victim. Jeff Goldblum took to the Colbert Report to poke fun at the situation.

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