*Twitter and even YouTube have been feeding off an Internet hoax that surfaced this morning claiming Chris Brown had died.
According to E! Online, the folks perpetrating the fake report shunned the usual way of doing it: tweeting the hashtag “RIP” next to the celebrity’s name. These people instead flooded the comments section of Chris Brown’s videos on his official YouTube channel with messages mourning his fake passing.
“Rest in peace – may you be greeted in heaven by seventy virgins and a baseballbat,” read a liberally thumbed comment on “Turn Up the Music.” “I know that’s what you always wanted.”
“I didn’t like him as a person, I don’t like his music, but still I believe that no-one should die at such a young age,” read another. “RIP Chris, you’ll be beating women in hell from now to eternity.”
“R.I.P. Chris Brown :(,” began the list of comments on “She Ain’t You,” followed in quick succession by “Goodbye x,” and the ever popular “RIP C Breezy.”