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Since last month, stories alleging that Jaden Smith is already dead won’t stop from landing on various headlines.
What could have been the motive behind these malicious contents?
Back in July, an article reached Facebook bearing a story about the rumored death of the 18-year-old “Karate Kid” actor.
Many of his fans, who seemed to be shocked with the report, went on to share the post along with their personal insight on the matter.
With the still unending Jaden Smith dead stories, it might be concluded already that Will Smith’s son was actually murdered… by the internet.
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With the death hoax thrown at the first-born of the “Men In Black” actor and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Snopes immediately came out with an article debunking the claim.
“The news was not true, and didn’t come from a legitimate source,” the site explained. “In fact, users who clicked the above-displayed message were greeted with a popup message requesting permission from a Facebook app to post on their behalf, making the article appear less like a hoax and more like an outright scam.”
Amid the Jaden Smith dead reports, Ace Showbiz reported that a rep of the actor talked with TMZ.
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“It’s absolutely not true,” the source said, adding that the “Pursuit of Happyness” star is currently busy doing some tours with his pal Justin Bieber.
In the meantime, ABC News reported that while guesting on “Good Morning America,” the actor revealed that he is also preparing for his role as a graffiti artist named Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling in the upcoming film “The Get Down.”
“I saw that this was going to be educational for people that were watching, especially youth that doesn’t always know exactly where hip-hop came from,” he stated. “And that the mecca of hip-hop was really in the Bronx in the 1970s.”
If there is something dead, it is not Jaden Smith, but “disco, hip-hop rising, landlords, buildings burning down.” This is what he said in the interview.
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