Friday, December 06, 2013

Paris Hilton did not confuse Nelson Mandela with Martin Luther King; fake tweets spread

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Paris Hilton did NOT confuse Nelson Mandela with Martin Luther King, Jr.on Twitter following Mandela’s death, despite a fake “tweet” that spread on Thursday.
Shortly after the South African icondied, celebrities around the worldbegan reacting to the news.
A Photoshopped tweet — fake but made to look like it had been written by Hilton — began circulated, and read: “RIP Nelson Mandela. Your ‘I Have A Dream’ speech was so inspiring. An amazing man.”
Except that was NOT actually Hilton — just a hoax, apparently started by the@DeletedTweets account.
The real Hilton was on a flight to Miami when news about Mandela broke, and when she learned about the phony tweet making the rounds, she was understandably upset.

Just landed & heard the sad new about Nelson Mandela. He was a true Hero & the world is a better 
place because of him. May he rest in peace.

Whoever made that stupid fake tweet lacks respect to the loss the world is mourning right now. Same goes for all the blogs who ran with it.


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