“Kate Upton dead 2023” : Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model killed by internet death hoax
- By Jessica Simpson
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- Hot March 21, 2023
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News of model Kate Upton’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model is alive and well.
UPDATE 22/03/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Kate Upton death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Monday after a ‘R.I.P. Kate Upton’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American model’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Monday (March 20, 2023), our beloved model Kate Upton passed away. Kate Upton was born on June 10, 1992 in St. Joseph. 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 30-year-old model and actress 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 a model of Kate Upton's stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (73%) of respondents think those Kate Upton death rumors are not funny anymore.
Kate Upton Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Tuesday (March 21) the model's reps officially confirmed that Kate Upton 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 model. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
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