News of model Selita Ebanks’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the June 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the former Victoria's Secret Angel is alive and well.
UPDATE 02/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Selita Ebanks death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the model’s alleged demise gained traction on Tuesday after a ‘R.I.P. Selita Ebanks’ 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 Tuesday (June 30, 2020), our beloved model Selita Ebanks passed away. Selita Ebanks was born on February 15, 1993 in George Town. 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 27-year-old model 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 Selita Ebanks' 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 Selita Ebanks death rumors are not funny anymore.
Selita Ebanks Death Hoax Dismissed Since Model Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Wednesday (July 01) the model's reps officially confirmed that Selita Ebanks 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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