Jaden Smith is dead?
Many fans of the Karate Kid actor were devastated. Some of them even sending their condolences to the Smith family, after hearing the news through an article on Facebook.
JADEN SMITH DEAD – DEBUNKED
Fans easily believed the post – thinking it is from a reliable source. An article found on Facebook, claimed to be a “CNN news update” circulated around social media, led sympathizing fans to quickly hit the share button, which resulted to more people seeing the post. The alleged cause of his “death” was suicide because of family reasons and rumors on his sexuality.
But, again, it is disproved as a hoax by Hoax-Slayer.
According to snopes.com, in order for people to read the article, a pop up message will appear asking for permission to post on the reader’s profile. After giving permission, the user will be directed to a scam website with articles of the news that, when clicked, further on leads to links that makes the user download harmful software. This is a strategy commonly used to lure unsuspecting users to be a victim of virus and malware software.
LIFE OF SMITH
Despite the news, Jaden Smith is doing really fine.
The 18-year-old’s social and career life is definitely not dead, though. He has been busy going out with girlfriend Sarah Snyder. He recently released a music video of a song titled Like This with Rich The Kid, which he co-directed.
He went to Drake’s concert with friends Miley Cyrus, who was also recently involved in a death hoax, and Liam Hemsworth. He attended the 2016 New York Fashion Week with girlfriend Snyder, members of Black Eyed Peas, and Juicy J among others.
Photo source: Jaden Smith’s Official Twitter Account