YouTuber Shane Dawson’s death was widely reported on Twitter, but this information is not true. In reality, the designer is celebrating his 34th birthday, which he announced on Instagram.
The birthday post was uploaded just over seven hours before writing this essay. Dawson was pictured grinning and with pink birthday decorations all around him.
The vlogger also shared several stories on his Instagram account. His voice can be heard in the background of his latest Instagram story, which was posted not long after this piece was written.
The hoax quickly spread on Twitter when false reports that Dawson had fallen over the roof of his home sparked concern from online users, who began asking questions.
Shane Dawson fans were alarmed by a rumor that he had died, but the false information has gone viral.
Although there was no hard evidence, netizens thought the YouTuber died after falling from his roof. Two allegedly time-stamped films showed someone tripping or falling from a height.
Footage showed a hooded man falling from the first floor of a building while screams could be heard in the distance. A video of someone falling off a ladder was shown at the same time as another video.
The opportunity was used by trolls and critics of Shane Dawson to create memes about the author. They compared it to Lois Griffin’s “falling off the roof” incident from Family Guy season four.
Some felt it was “evil” to spread death rumors about the founder on his birthday.
By not claiming that Shane Dawson had died, Twitter didn’t make him a hot topic on his birthday.
Once in 2020, rumors circulated about the death of Shane Dawson.
This isn’t the first time a death scam involving a YouTuber has gained popularity online. When the hashtag #RIPShane started trending on Twitter in July 2020, a related myth quickly spread across the network.
A company acting as TMZ broke the news. The account posted a message claiming the 32-year-old YouTuber had died.