Bill Cosby has taken to Twitter to properly address the latest death hoax, which is his fifth overall. Apparently people love to kill off the comedian on social media websites, so much so that they keep coming back to the well for more. Despite the fact that this recent attempt didn’t include anything remotely convincing, it didn’t stop some users to buy into the rumor.
According to EnStarz, Cosby doesn’t find the whole death hoax thing to be even remotely amusing. In fact, he’s quite upset by the trend and is growing tired of having to address the rumors whenever they pop up.
“Emotional friends have called about this misinformation,” Cosby explained on Twitter. “To the people behind the foolishness, I’m not sure you see how upsetting this is.”
MStarz reports that the recent rumor began when one Facebook user decided to create a “R.I.P. Bill Cosby” page on the social media site for the sole purpose of causing trouble. Within two days, the page had amassed over 315,000 followers, many of whom were more than a little irritated that someone would go to the trouble of spreading such an evil rumor.
After the story was picked up by numerous news outlets and organizations, the page’s creator decided to officially set things straight.
“With the recent slowdown of likes and high amount of attention from news sources (mostly terrible gossip websites), I have come to the conclusion that I should tell you all the truth,” he explained. “Bill Cosby is not deceased. I made around 315,000 people angry. Anyway I trolled the hell out of all of you and you should be ashamed. I love you all for making me laugh at your stupidity for the past day and a half. You’re great.”
The user also warned folks that more fake celebrity death news would soon follow. Behold the awesome power of social media.
Do you think that celebrity death hoaxes are funny or cruel?