I am sure by now most of you will have noticed that Kanye West is making the headlines again, and it’s not even of his own doing.
Earlier today, “RIP Kanye West” became the top trending topic on Twitter and the most searched for item on Google in the US, after a hoax tweet suggested that West had been killed in a car crash.
An understandably angry girlfriend, Amber Rose, posted a multi-tweet response to the hoax:
This RIPKanyeWest topic is not funny and its NOT TRUE! He has people like myself and his family that love him very much.
Its in extreme poor taste to have that as a trendy topic. It’s totally disrespectful to make up a story like this where all human
and we all make mistakes and to say someone died cuz of a mistake is ridiculous. U wouldn’t want someone to say that about u.
Or someone u love it’s not funny.
After which, she seemed to start a futile attempt to get #LongLiveYeezy to become a “trendy topic” on Twitter.
What is also not at all surprising is that criminals have begun targeting Internet users with “scareware” pages.
This incident is far from the first hoax to be spread via Twitter and it surely won’t be the last.