Rapper Kanye West has become only the latest victim of an Internet or Twitter hoax. Yesterday, some stories started to circulate claiming that the rapper was killed in an auto accident. Today, his sister claimed the stories are not true. Yet, so far the outspoken rapper hasn't appeared to help dispel the story which appears to be absolutely false.
Yet, this whole hoax is so similar to the other fake stories that have circulated on either Twitter or the Internet in recent weeks. On the day that Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett had died, some false stories of the death of actor Jeff Goldblum also emerged. And more recently some false stories about the claimed death of master illusionist Criss Angel also were circulated.
Why some people circulate such foolish untrue stories might be a question better left to mental health professionals. However, if these people are seeking some attention, then they apppear to be succeeding in that regard.