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Angelina Jolie is dead? The actress committed suicide? A new viral video is going around, allegedly showing the actress saying her goodbyes to her husband Brad Pitt and six children. What is happening?
Is the actress dead? Did she end her own life and leave a mere video for her family? What did she say and why would they leave them?
If the news sound incredulous, this is because it’s incomprehensible. The link however, looks really real.
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We tried to click on the link but we stopped when it wanted access to our Facebook page. If there were suspicions that we are dealing with another UNFUNNY death hoax, all the doubts are gone after this.
Naturally, Angelina Jolie is another victim of the rampant death hoaxes this year — which targeted big names like Rowan Atkinson and Jaden Smith. However, unlike past death hoaxes, the new ones seem to be more annoying and dangerous.
People who actually feel tempted to find out the truth are often led to malware and virus.
Recently, the nation, or even the world, was shocked with the news that Jaden Smith, or Will Smith’s son committed suicide. The report traveled wide and far before someone confirmed it’s a hoax. According to Snopes, it’s not even an ordinary fake news that bored people come up with.
According to Snopes, the report that the young star killed himself claimed to b “CNN News Update,” so that many will be lured. However, when users clicked on the link, they will be presented with a popup message requesting permission from a certain Facebook app to posts on your behalf. This means the Jaden Smith is dad news is less of a hoax, but an actual scam.
Seeing how Angelina Jolie’s suicide video is framed the same way — as a CNN News Update — we are certainly beating ourselves up for actually believing this is true, for even a minute!
But then, Angelina Jolie has been rumored to be suicidal for several years now. National Enquirer (via Gawker) even reported that she was rushed to the hospital after a botched suicide attempt. This was in 2009. A new report surfaced in 2015.
In the meantime, the actress is being bombarded with divorce rumors. Now that is another depressing angle on the veteran actress, humanitarian, and now, educator’s life!
Check out what the link looks like below. We have not put the link here to lessen the victims of this scary hoax.
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