The Internet fake kills a celebrity everyday it seems. Today, Wale fake dies in a car wreck in Auburn, AL. No worries. He’s still alive.
I come across the Facebook status above this morning and immediately go to CNN’s Twitter and see no such tweet. But I do see a bunch of retweets on Twitter of the following.
“RT @CNN rapper Wale has been pronounced dead in Auburn, AL. Cops investigate, more details coming soon http://t.co/ghpJtZrn“
Twitter users retweeted a fake tweet that supposedly came from CNN’s Twitter. The link goes to a story about Manti T’eo’s fake girlfriend, which is, ironically, another story that didn’t really happen. Apparently, somebody went through a lot of work. They even doctored up this “screenshot” below from Auburn’s local newspaper, which isn’t the Auburn- Opelika News. It’s the Opelika-Auburn News.
Of course, Wale refutes the whole thing by posting a photo on his Instagram after the hoax broke with a response calling people who wish for his death “evil”.