Jaden Smith committed suicide at the age of 18, unable to meet the huge expectations that come with being Will Smith’s son.
This was the death hoax that was spread throughout social media and led fans to mourn the loss of an aspiring and talented young actor.
Despite multiple news channels rubbishing this hoax, including ours, people continued to believe that Jaden Smith has indeed passed away.
This not only affected Jaden Smith’s personal life, what with Will Smith being showered with prayers and condolences but as it turns out, the hoax also has affected Jaden’s career!
Dead men cannot appear on TV shows and that is what has led to the downfall of Netflix’s “The Get Down”, one of the biggest breaks that Jaden Smith could have had in his career, reports Morning Ledger.
Based on the history and evolution of hip-hop in the early 70s, the musical drama was perfect to launch Jaden’s career in a big way. In fact, Netflix was so confident that the show would do well that it had invested $120 million in its production alone.
But it has been able to gather only about an average rating demo of 2.33 million in its first month of release, reports Variety, as opposed to the hugely successful “Orange Is The New Black” which runs at 15.56 million in ratings.
This has led to talks about “The Get Down” getting cancelled due to poor reception by the audience. Jaden Smith, who plays Marcus Kipling on the show, apparently, is not much of a crowd-puller it seems.
Even though Jaden Smith being the victim of a celebrity death hoax cannot be the only reason behind the failure of the series, it has certainly aided in the downfall of its ratings.
Jaden Smith fans became more focused on learning the cause of his death rather than watching a series which stars their favorite actor.
Can Jaden Smith bounce back strong and save the series from its demise?
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