“Jenelle Evans dead 2020” : Artist killed by internet death hoax

Jenelle Evans is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax

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News of artist Jenelle Evans’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the September 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the artist best known as cast member of Teen Mom 2 is alive and well.

UPDATE 24/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jenelle Evans death hoax spreads on Facebook

Rumors of the artist’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Jenelle Evans’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American artist’s passing:

At about 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (September 22, 2020), our beloved artist Jenelle Evans passed away. Jenelle Evans was born on December 19, 1991 in Oak Island. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 28-year-old artist was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an artist of Jenelle Evans' stature would be major news across networks.

A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that 55% still think false Jenelle Evans death rumors are funny.

Jenelle Evans Death Hoax Dismissed Since Artist Is ‘Alive And Well’

On Wednesday (September 23) the artist's reps officially confirmed that Jenelle Evans is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved artist. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

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