LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Channing Tatum is not dead. Channing Tatum is battling a false death RIP report online today 2013. In recent months, fake celebrity death reports have settled down. Last fall, they were striking upwards of three celebrities per day, including Morgan Freeman, Jackie Chan and Lil Wayne. But moments ago, the latest round of 2013 fake reports began to kick off strikinig Tatum.
Channing Tatum is the victim of multiple death reports today. The reports are, however, not new. In 2012, the beloved actor battled reports via Facebook and Global Associated aka Mediafetcher that were false. Those same reports are resurfacing online today as well.
First, in September 2012, a series of fake reports first struck the actor coming from Global. Tatum immediately took to news to denounced the proclamations of his fake death. “On set in Montreal. Alive and well.” He followed a fake report striking Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy just days before.
At the same time, a series of fake RIP Channing Tatum Facebook pages surfaced online. Fans were irate. One wrote “Alright I’m so sick and tired of hearing about this guy being dead and everything.” The fan added “it took me like 5 minutes to go through at least 4 pages saying he’s still alive! the snowboarding accident was false.”
If today’s fake report sounds familiar, it should. The culprit is Global Associated. “This story is still developing”, proclaims the website today. Apparently, the story has been “developing” since last year, and is still false. The false report claims that Channing Tatum died in Zermatt, Switzerland after his “his snowboard … struck a tree at a high rate of speed.”
Tatum is not in Switzerland, he isn’t snowboarding, and he isn’t dead. Global further adds “it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash.”
The same death report has been used against countless celebrities. The most notable fake snowboarding story was used against Adam Sandler. Global simply takes different actors’ names and swaps them in, while dynamically changing the date to reflect today. With 3.5 million followers, however, Tatum has been tweeting actively within the last forty-eight hours as well.
Channing Tatum is not dead, not is Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne or Morgan Freeman.